True Story
by David Hancock

“Back in 2001 or ‘02, I met a guy in New York City. His name was Guillermo and he was a sexy little beast. I wasn’t smitten, but we had some fun. Skating on the river, phone conversations; more than just hooking up. Two weeks after we met, he called me on the phone and said, “Look, I have to tell you something.” I listened and then assured him it was not a problem. And then I never spoke to him again.

To Guillermo and other poz dudes: I’m really sorry for the shitty way I’ve treated you through the years. The way I coldfished you after you put your cards on the table. Or how I’ve sped past your online profiles when I saw the “+” sign.

I wouldn’t open my heart for you, even a little. I was too scared. And then it just became an engrained habit to excise you. In 2014, I want to free my mind. I want to shake off knee-jerk behaviors that are rooted in decades-old fears. I’m tired of living in fear of HIV.

[Continued….]

Fighting HIV in the Ivory Coast: WHOs New Guidelines Benefit FewSo, the World Health Organization is advising that all people with HIV in the Ivory Coast take ARVs if they have an HIV-negative partner. That sounds good right? Well, considering the shaky disclosure practices between couples in the country, these new TaSP guidelines mean only 12% of the population will ultimately qualify…

Fighting HIV in the Ivory Coast: WHOs New Guidelines Benefit Few

So, the World Health Organization is advising that all people with HIV in the Ivory Coast take ARVs if they have an HIV-negative partner. That sounds good right? Well, considering the shaky disclosure practices between couples in the country, these new TaSP guidelines mean only 12% of the population will ultimately qualify…

Morgan Molthrop, a former Wall Street executive, had the words “HIV Positive / Bipolar / Recovering Addict” tattooed on chest to disclose his bipolar disorder, addiction and HIV.
He had a portrait made of his tattoos, which he shared with us at POZ, and asked us to help him spread the word about his disclosure.
Here is his story.

Morgan Molthrop, a former Wall Street executive, had the words “HIV Positive / Bipolar / Recovering Addict” tattooed on chest to disclose his bipolar disorder, addiction and HIV.

He had a portrait made of his tattoos, which he shared with us at POZ, and asked us to help him spread the word about his disclosure.

Here is his story.

(Video Blog) The Powerful “HIV is Not a Crime” Conference

Mark S. King: The most powerful speaker at the recent “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was a man named Kerry Thomas. He held the crowd of more than 150 advocates spellbound for a full twenty minutes. And he never even took the stage.