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Mass Film Linus Ignatius and Nurse credit Linus Ignatius

Filmmaker Explores Internalized HIV Stigma, Body Dysmorphia, and More in New Short Film

Linus Ignatius' new short film deals with life after being diagnosed with HIV in 2019.

By Charles Sanchez
Daniel Franzese Advocates for the HIV Community in Hollywood and the Halls of Congress Img

Daniel Franzese Advocates for the HIV Community in Hollywood and the Halls of Congress

The actor and comedian speaks on his work at the AIDSWatch 2019 advocacy event -- and about playing an HIV-positive character.

By Charles Sanchez
New Documentary Shows Life After Meth Addiction for Gay Men Img

New Documentary Shows Life After Meth Addiction for Gay Men

'Crystal City' is the latest documentary addressing 'party and play' culture -- and its director hopes it will reduce stigma against people in recovery.

By Tim Murphy
A still from Pose

FX Series 'Pose' Brings to Life HIV History Through Black and Latinx Characters

It didn't take long for Pose, the Sunday night FX series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, to achieve critical acclaim and become a cultural hit among black and Latinx LGBT communities.

By George Kevin Jordan
Going XXX: HIV-Positive Activist Jack Mackenroth Comes Into His Own Img

Going XXX: HIV-Positive Activist Jack Mackenroth Comes Into His Own

The former Project Runway contestant and HIV activist makes a foray into adult entertainment.

By Charles Sanchez
Zachary Booth and Alan Cumming in 'After Louie'

After Louie Film Review: An AIDS Survivor, Barely Surviving

Mark S. King reviews director Vincent Gagliostro's semi-autobiographical film starring Alan Cumming as a a shell-shocked gay veteran of the 1980s trying to come to grips with his tragic past.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
Madonna with her dancers and others, in Paris (Courtesy of Strike a Pose)

Daring to Be Truthful: Madonna's Dancers and HIV

"When I danced, I wasn't scared. I didn't think I was going to die. I was free."

By Charles Sanchez
What If AIDS Never Happened? Filmmaker Leo Herrera Wants to Tell Us Img

What If AIDS Never Happened? Filmmaker Leo Herrera Wants to Tell Us

Charles Sanchez interviews activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera about his new work, FATHERS: Sex and Politics if AIDS Never Happened.

By Charles Sanchez
Ending HIV Stigma: A Blog Entry by Christina Carta Img

Ending HIV Stigma: A Blog Entry by Christina Carta

"Treatment works, and many others, as well as myself, have been able to live a normal life with an undetectable viral load," Christina Carta writes. "For anyone wanting to know more about HIV and the reality of living and dealing with HIV, you can wa...

By Christina Carta for Positive Women's Network -- USA
We're Still Here: Documentary Tells the Stories of Young People Born With HIV

We're Still Here: Documentary Tells the Stories of Young People Born With HIV

"We were trying to make sense of it all before we could even fully develop into who we were as people ... and these experiences have shaped our lives for better or for worse," says filmmaker Grissel Granados in a voiceover for We're Still Here, a s...

By Enid Vazquez for Test Positive Aware Network