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32 Years Ago Today, Everything Changed: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

32 Years Ago Today, Everything Changed: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Mark S. King reflects on the anniversary of his HIV diagnosis and tells you about his collaboration with the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Aging, and Thriving, With HIV Img

Aging, and Thriving, With HIV

Long-term survivors gather for a forum hosted by TPAN.

While We Wait for an HIV Cure, Don't Forget to Live: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img

While We Wait for an HIV Cure, Don't Forget to Live: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

Harold Scott wonders if people living with HIV should begin to contemplate the possibility of a life without HIV, writing "how or could we go back to our pre-diagnosis lives?"

Nora Burns on _David's Friend_, Her One-Woman Show on AIDS, Love, Loss and Great Old Disco Img

Nora Burns on David's Friend, Her One-Woman Show on AIDS, Love, Loss and Great Old Disco

"I have been amazed at how many people who've come to see the show have responded to the idea that the 'PTSD is wearing off and there's a collective sense of mourning going on,'" Nora Burns says.

Whether in Speedos or a Suit, Greg Louganis Is Still My Hero Img

Whether in Speedos or a Suit, Greg Louganis Is Still My Hero

Greg Louganis, diagnosed with HIV just before winning gold in the 1988 Olympics, told Charles Sanchez we still need to fight HIV shame and stigma. And he signed Sanchez’s prized Wheaties box.

A Vital Link to HIV Care and So Much More Img

A Vital Link to HIV Care and So Much More

Darren talks wistfully of the past and frankly states, "I am basically alone." But his life has been changed in a myriad of ways through his relationship with Chicago's CORE Center.

Train of Thought, Then and Now: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott Img

Train of Thought, Then and Now: A Blog Entry by Harold R. "Scottie" Scott

"Over the course of twenty-five years, I have come to terms with being infected with HIV and of having progressed to an AIDS diagnosis," Harold R. "Scottie" Scott writes.

Surviving HIV, Drug Trials and Life-Changing Side Effects Since 1977 Img

Surviving HIV, Drug Trials and Life-Changing Side Effects Since 1977

This World AIDS Day, Jim Chud enters his 40th year of living with HIV. "I still have those PTSD moments," he writes of his long-term survival, in part one of this two-part reflection.

Remembering and Reaching Out to the 'Forgotten Warriors' in the War Against HIV/AIDS Img

Remembering and Reaching Out to the 'Forgotten Warriors' in the War Against HIV/AIDS

"The big drug companies that made and continue to make billions of dollars from the drugs have never once reached out" to those who volunteered for early AIDS trials, rages Jim Chud in part two of his two-part reflection.

Marking His 'AIDSiversary,' Charles Sanchez Reflects on 13 Years Since His HIV Diagnosis Img

Marking His 'AIDSiversary,' Charles Sanchez Reflects on 13 Years Since His HIV Diagnosis

Charles Sanchez, creator and star of the comedy web series Merce says, "I got HIV from being a human being and doing things that human beings do; that's really liberating to me."