Black & Underinsured

I’ve led an interesting life in terms of the types of insurance coverage I’ve had over the past thirty-plus years of my life. As...

Dear CDC: Let’s End the Epidemic by Addressing Racial Disparities

Dear CDC Let's end the epidemic by addressing racial disparities by George M. Johnson It’s been thirty-plus years of the HIV epidemic and although we are nowhere...

The New HIV

I don’t think I ever could imagine a day where HIV in America would be viewed as something that isn’t a priority. Although the...

The Side Effects

It’s been about four years since I started taking HIV medications and I absolutely hated it. I remember when I first started taking the...

The Second Adolescence

At the age of thirty-two I’m now only starting to feel like I am making the best decisions of my life as an adult....

Being Public & Positive

Being Public Though i’m out about my positive status, i still deal with the intricacies of disclosure by George M. Johnson When I tested positive back in...

When the Mask Comes Off

Many of us walk this earth as wounded warriors. Battered by the blows of society’s devaluation of the black body while we fight against...

On Celebrating the “Posiversary”

In my family we celebrate everything. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, birthdays (sometimes even months after the birthday has occurred LOL)....

The Orgasm Outside of Sex

I hated my life. To the outside world, I was a twenty-eight-year-old mover and shaker. I was a young black man, with two degrees...

Say Their Names

Say Their Names From slavery to HIV to death by police, the normalization of Black death needs to stop by George M. Johnson Philando Castile. Say his...

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