Follow Us
Gay Men


The Latest

Boston Strong -- 1 Year Later Img

Boston Strong -- 1 Year Later

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.

Promo Image

Living With HIV, Surviving the Boston Marathon Attack and Running the NYC Marathon: A Blog Entry by Stephen Kovacev

Nov. 3, 2013: It was dark when I left for the buses and when morning broke to an overcast sky, the wind gusts from the north made it bitterly cold. So what was I doing standing here trying to stay warm at the foot of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on S...

Boston Marathon Attack: An HIV Survivor's Perspective Img

Boston Marathon Attack: An HIV Survivor's Perspective

"As we crossed Boylston Street, I looked down toward the finish line. It was surreal. It looked like a war zone," writes Stephen Kovacev, a longtime HIV survivor who runs the Boston Marathon yearly as a means of spiritual and physical survival.

Handling Depression and Having Pride After an HIV Diagnosis Img

Handling Depression and Having Pride After an HIV Diagnosis

Richard Cordova, a 33-year-old gay man from Chicago, was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2002 -- which did not surprise him, since he had been living a life of hard partying, heavy drug use and unprotected sex at the time. He came across an opportunity fo...

Promo Image

How I -- and Team4HIVHope -- Got to the Race Across America: A Blog Entry by Steven Berveling

I write this on the eve of getting on a plane from Sydney to LA, to do the final preparations for our Team4HIVHope. The Race Across America, starting on June 18, 2011. The Race will take about 7 days, non-stop (day and night). We climb approximately ...

Promo Image

Cry Me an Ocean (in the Desert): A Blog Entry by Philip D.

When I say that I've cried more in the past two and a half years than I have in the rest of my life combined, I'm not really exaggerating. Since my diagnosis, it seems almost anything can get me going. Though a funny thing happened on the way to th...

Promo Image

Marathon Man

Jim Pickett

On October 10, in exactly two weeks, I will run 26.2 miles in the Chicago Marathon.

I began training for this day in April, via the AIDS Marathon Training Program. This program, which exists in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco...

Promo Image

Pickett Fences: Fatty Acid

There was that unmistakable sound of horror swaddled in pity, a blend served with equal parts condescension and hope for a better tomorrow. A sort of gasp, and then a silence as full as a fat baby's diapers.

I have heard this sound before.

I was ta...

Promo Image

Living With Yoga and HIV

Healing, health, healthy, and wholeness have become words of transformation. The meaning of these words seemed warped after testing HIV positive back in my mid-20s in 1993. In the many months of numbness immediately following my test results, I ass...

Promo Image

Practicing Pedal Power

Up until the fall of 1996, the amount of bike-riding Gregg Gour had done in his life had probably added up to about 10 miles.

Since then, Gour has ridden well over 2,000 miles to fight AIDS -- and the 5'8" 40-year-old weighing 173 pounds has the leg...