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  • Important HIV Cure Survey -- Calling All Women Living With HIV in the U.S. to Participate!
    I made this video to discuss the importance of women living with HIV to participate in research that affects our lives. In order for women to receive care and treatment that works for us -- our bodies and our lives -- we need to make our voices and needs heard. Women are often under-represented in […]
  • Surviving My Choices
    Hello, it's been a minute since I wrote a blog. I am reminded of Long-Term Survivor Day as it approaches. I was diagnosed in 1997. I suspected until yesterday I was given this condition through a sex partner as a teenager. My first boyfriend died of AIDS-related complications in 1994. He received several blood transfusions […]
  • Candidate Kevin Mack Includes Life With HIV in Maryland Campaign
    The garden party fundraising event last month in Montgomery County, Maryland, had all the usual markers of a political candidate on the rise. Well-dressed children frolicked on the lawn of the stately home while guests helped themselves to finger foods and glasses of wine. Several elected officials made appearances. There was even an iconic Olympic […]
  • Mental Health and HIV in Prison
    Recently, I was reading the title of my blog, which is "HIV on the Inside."Originally, I meant HIV inside these prison walls. After giving it some thought, I want it to mean the HIV inside my body and how it affects me mentally, emotionally, and socially, as well as in whatever other aspects it could […]
  • What Is an HIV Long-Term Survivor? Five People With HIV Grapple With the Question
    HIV Long-Term Survivor's Day is here! I have often wondered whether I am considered a long-term survivor. I've been positive for only 13 years. I personally don't know whether I am considered a long-term survivor, but it has somewhat felt that way. I've buried friends that have denied their own HIV status; because of stigma […]
  • Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS Speak Up About Their Legacy
    Just in time for the annual HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day on June 5, The Reunion Project has released a new video in which people who have lived with HIV for decades discuss their legacy. It's quite a remarkable thing, to watch a parade of faces filled with history as they consider what they have […]
  • Through Blogging, HIV-Positive People Can Have a Platform to Be Heard and Understood
    I know that it has been awhile since my last blog entry. Let me start by saying to those of you who are interested in linking my blog, I need you to contact editor@thebody.com and ask what you need to do. Several people have written asking to do this. Let me remind my readers that […]
  • Honoring My Older Gay Brother on "LGBT Elders Day"
    It's no surprise to me that the two causes I am most passionate about, HIV and addiction -- the two issues that drive my activism -- are both things that my older brother, Richard "Dick" King, cared about first. He showed me the way. Read more ...
  • Revered AIDS Doctor Gabriel Torres: Redemption after Meth Addiction
    The article appeared in New York Magazine in 2008. I remember it quite distinctly. Titled "Another AIDS Casualty" and written by David France, the profile of once-famous New York AIDS physician Dr. Ramon "Gabriel" Torres was a heart-wrenching read. Read more ...
  • I Wrote "The Truth About the 7,000." Now What?
    It began with a death and a lingering question. After a friend -- an advocate who knew what to do to stay alive -- died of an AIDS-related cause a few months ago, I was left wondering why. Together with other deaths in the news of people "unexpectedly" dying the same way, it felt like […]