Gabriel Torres' ravenous addiction stole his career, his homes, his relationships, and his reputation, all within a few years. Today, he is alive and doing well, having been released from prison in November 2017.
The former Project Runway contestant and HIV activist makes a foray into adult entertainment.
National Book Award Finalist Danez Smith Discusses Writing One's Whole Self: Black, Queer, HIV Positive
"The more I learn to live with my own complexity and contradictions, the more I'm willing to also allow those contradictions to be seen in the work," states poet Danez Smith.
"As people with HIV, we're always making and remaking this decision around disclosure."
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?"
Although he is a painter, digital artist, and print maker, MC Roodt works in both the art and health arenas. "I started out as an artist, actually, but very quickly moved into community spaces."
Author John-Manuel Andriote tells inspiring stories of his own experiences and pivotal happenings in LGBTQ history in the past hundred years, showing how often the gay community has been bold, loving, strong, victorious, and resilient.
Homelessness is a problem in and of itself, but for LGBTQ youth, housing instability is also a significant risk factor for becoming HIV positive.
Two same gender loving men in a serodifferent marriage start a family of their own.