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Behind Prison Doors

"Being isolated is the worst thing that a newly diagnosed HIV positive person can ever have happen to them," Tamala Johnson writes. "I was living my worst nightmare while wide awake."

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The Curse That Has Many Blessings: A Blog Entry by Shelia Crockett

"Some wouldn't want to be in this place right now and have this disease but not me, because it's my starting point in life," Shelia Crockett writes.

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HIV and Fatherhood

Excerpts from a collection of journal letters written by an HIV-positive father to his son chronicling the lessons of life he has learned in his journey with HIV.

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HIV, Hepatitis C and the Hope for Health Equity

Peter McLoyd doesn't care what you think of him. From addiction to advocacy, his story has been defined by overcoming obstacles.

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Life After Diagnosis

"Through sharing my story, I want to reduce the stigma in our lives and show others that there is truly life after HIV diagnosis," Nakeisa Brown writes.

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Taboo Sex, Racism and Gay Men: A Chat in Black and White -- A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Mark S. King and Counter Narrative Project founder Charles Stephens have a candid conversation about gay men, sex, racism, HIV and the thrill of the taboo.

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Breaking Through Stigma: A Conversation With HIV Activist Ken Williams

Ken Williams, a program manager for AIDS Foundation Houston, was already a blogger for the LGBT community when he found out he had HIV. He then set out to chronicle his experience to reach others struggling to live with the virus.

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Owning Your Life: Guy Anthony on Becoming an HIV Advocate and Dating After Sexual Assault

"All I had seen in the news about HIV is that 'you're going to die," Guy Anthony says. "I didn't want to accept that narrative for myself; neither did I want to accept that narrative for my friends."

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HIV, PrEP, Gay Black Men and the Choice Gap

Prevention activist Justin Lofton says that HIV agencies aren't doing enough to tell clients about PrEP. And that's a problem.

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When I Refused My HIV Medication as Protest, Uncomfortable Truths Emerged

"I learned that people felt they were entitled to my body and health status," writes Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad, after he refused taking HIV meds as a protest.