Mark S. King's essay in _POZ Magazine_ has struck a nerve, with massive views and shares on social media. So, how do we create "spaces where people can be candid about their own treatment challenges and look for solutions?"
"Do we talk enough about those who continue to suffer and die?" Peter McLoyd writes. "With all that we know today, why are there still 7,000 HIV-related deaths each year?"
"I have learned important lessons about the intimacies of dying that I can use when I eventually face my own mortality," Mark S. King writes.
Mark S. King sits down with Tom Bonderenko, a Baltimore-based former priest, who says that burying people who died of AIDS in the '80s was the most important, meaningful thing he has ever done.
Our blogger Matt Ebert looks back on losing a loved one a year after his death.
The first person living with what used to be called "full-blown AIDS" to run the Boston Marathon, Stephen Kovacev, tells of running it one year after the Boston bombing tragedy.
"These men played a huge part in saving my life," writes Jimmy Mack about his adopted brothers and parents, his "gay family," that he lost throughout the years.
"I knew about assisted suicide but had never heard of the mechanics of it firsthand, or considered the logistics a caring lover would undertake -- or had witnessed the haunted result like the one that now sat chain smoking across my living room."
"HIV memories ... are a special category to themselves, and they've been interrupting my present life with unnerving regularity lately. ... People with HIV don't get closure until their last breath, but I find it therapeutic looking back and knowing ...
"You, Dr. Bob's global online family, have suffered an immeasurable loss," writes Steven Natterstad, M.D. ("Dr. Steve"). In this blog post, Dr. Steve writes about the life and loss of his husband and partner for 18 years, Robert Frascino, M.D. -- a.k...