As a gay man living with HIV, I have spent the past few days on edge over the reality of a Trump Presidency. Like many minority groups, there is great fear in my own community from both advocates and lay people living with the virus. The largest fear for us specifically is that many
HIV criminalization and Stigma
Reflecting back on the first few months and pre-diagnosis time period in my life, I made the right choice to keep getting tested. I knew from the symptoms and facts in front of me that there was a strong possibility I was HIV positive. My partner had just tested positive. That alone wasn't enough f
How a dog saved my life.
I'm not referring to a Lassie style rescue when I tell people that a dog saved my life at one point. But my dog's companionship did indeed save me from my depression and eased my PTSD. When I was diagnosed with HIV, I was in a very serious long term relationship. Shortly after leaving all my belongi
I still get HIV test
I am HIV positive and I still get tested for HIV.
I am not hoping my infection has gone away, I know that isn't how treatment works. And if you're wondering, I can verify, you are still gonna test positive for HIV when on treatment. It first started out as a joke, I was
November 4th, I woke up to an empty bed, something I found strange of course since my fiance never left so early. I looked the house over and it was empty, I remember how the sun shined through the blinds of our small apartment outside of
Growing up, my family was the kind of family that was super religious. Since I was young, my parents would teach me that being gay was wrong, gross, and a flat out sin. So of course, growing up, I believed that myself. I was a jerk to gays and lesbians. I even had a friend who was gay. When he cam
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