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