Speechless… That was my first reaction when I glanced down at my laptop screen and saw the following comment appear on my Twitter feed. It was in response to a photo I had posted in support of The Bow Tie Movement Campaign; a grassroots initiative seeking to raise awareness for heterosexual HIV positive men. The words… More Bow Ties and Butter Knives: Fighting Stigma Within Our Own Community
Bridging the gap with your healthcare team can seem like a daunting task. After all, they are the experts who spent years of life in school and have all the answers. Right? It’s natural to sense an us vs them mentality however this is not how the relationship should function. As the old saying goes… More 5 Valuable Tips to Bridge the Gap with your HIV Healthcare Team
When I was diagnosed with HIV at only 22 years of age, I was at a crossroads in my life. From the very get-go, I engaged in taking a proactive stance against the virus and started on antiretroviral therapy, achieving an undetectable viral load shortly after. As someone who is in a mixed-status relationship where… More Undetectable = Uninfectious Campaign Video
The vastness and beauty of nature is something that has mystified mankind from the beginning of time. It’s as if by seeing the wonders of the world, we see the beauty inside ourselves. Most recently, I experienced this feeling as the annual HIV Poz Cruise joined forces with the Adventure Bears, a social group of… More Bon Voyage: A Recap on the 2016 Poz Cruise & Adventure Bear Alaskan Rendezvous
The reality is that the HIV community is in the middle of a mental health crisis, the stakes could never be higher and our lives are on the line. We are focusing on the exterior rather than the interior and quantity over quality. Our tunnel vision has blinded us to the serious situation in which… More Suffering in Silence: Why the HIV Community Can No Longer Ignore Mental Health
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