I Am Giovanni

This should go without saying, but in 2017 it seems that nothing can be left off the table in terms of what should and...

HIV Is a Preexisting Condition

It is a scary time to be living in a world where HIV funding could ever be up for debate. Thirty-six years removed from...

What’s Your Status?

I remember being in my twenties and being so afraid to ever be asked this question. The question just seemed so loaded in the...

CBO & ASO & HIV Burnout

Community-based organizations and AIDS service organizations have been staples in the fight against HIV for going on thirty-plus years. They were some of the...

Time for Therapy

The burdens of being a public figure some days are heavy. In addition to being a full-time journalist, I’m also an avid LGBTQ activist,...

Beyond the Blood Ban

It’s been seventeen years since President Clinton first declared June to be Pride Month in the United States, commemorating and highlighting the historical achievements...

Stigmatizing Sex

While watching an episode of 2 Broke Girls the other day, the topic of sexually transmitted infections came up as the focal point of...

When Your HIV Advocacy Gets Amplified

My Face on Billboards What happens when your HIV advocacy is suddenly thirty-feet high? by George M. Johnson Back in mid-March, I was walking to the train...

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...

Switching Fears

With new treatments, and advancements, HIV has now become a manageable and treatable chronic condition. From thirty pills a day, to thirty different pills...

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