By Charles Sanchez Our first date was on a Tuesday night. I wasn’t sure it was a date at first, but I was hopeful. To be dating during a(nother) pandemic is a little nutzo, but my Romeo is completely COVID-worthy if you know what I mean. We didn’t actually meet during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
How HIV activists won their fight for inclusion in a major COVID-19 vaccine study by Rick Guasco Victory came in the form of a tweet posted in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 5: Pharmaceutical company Moderna was dropping its exclusion of people living with HIV (PLHIV) allowing those whose immune system was stable
By Jeff Berry In the trailer for the new feature-length documentary film Crystal City, Rob, who is living with HIV and four years sober, says that during his time dealing and using crystal methamphetamine he discovered “there are addicts everywhere, from people living on the street to business executives of major entertainment companies – from the
By Porchia Dees I am a Beautiful Black Queen Living with HIV. It has taken a long time for me to come to terms with that statement because the concepts of beauty and HIV don’t usually go together. Growing up poz and trying to cope with the stigma surrounding my experience has been challenging, to
| The lead organizer of the first National Trans Visibility March on DC urges action by HIV advocates in 2020. By Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. Marissa Miller was the lead organizer of the first National Trans Visibility March on DC, which took place Saturday, September 28, in the nation’s capital. Thousands attended the march down
By Jeff Berry Dear Jeff, It’s 1989, you’re 30 years old, and you are about to hear the most terrifying words you’ll ever hear in your entire life: You are HIV positive. Your world will come crashing down around you, and you’ll feel alone and full of shame. I want you to know that you’re
By Toraje Heyward How I contracted HIV is none of your damn business. I’m going to tell you what happened, but not because I owe you an explanation. Here goes. My friend with benefits at the time casually suggested that he should get tested because he knew that he “messed around with several different people.”
| Sure most HIV advocates have heard of U=U, but how do we get the rest of the world to listen? By Desiree Guerrero For about the past decade, activists and advocates have been working hard to educate the world on a very important scientific fact about living with HIV: that undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U).
| The Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy at the National Cancer Institute coordinates cancer and HIV research. By Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. Robert Yarchoan, MD, is the director of the Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy (OHAM) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, he is a researcher at the NCI Center for
By Theo Smart When the dashing and magnificently bearded Dr. Giovanni Guaraldi took to the stage at last fall’s HIV and Aging conference in New York City, and described a nearly 100-year-old person living with HIV, I was more than a bit skeptical. Not of the researcher—he’s done some of the most brilliant research on