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"We not only learn who each of the major researchers are, but what brought them here, what their families are like, and what personal sacrifices they faced along the way. Particularly juicy are the stories of egos and competition among the scientists — and how people who made no contribution at all to various studies scrambled to get their names attached because of the cutthroat world known as academic publications."
Mark S. King: The Fog of a Thousand Years
In his latest blog, King writes about childhood, black eyes and brotherhood from the eyes of “a pimple-faced pansy”:
"I resented [David’s] effortless masculinity and the fact I had to watch this annoyingly handsome straight dude grow up right beside me, reminding me on a daily basis of all I would never be…He became the default stand-in for the injustices of my youth."
The Fury of the PrEP Debate and Facts to Win It
In his latest blog post, Mark S. King goes over the most persistent objections to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the real facts to defeat the haters.
"Do we really know the side effects?" "Won’t PrEP just encourage slutty behavior?" "Can everybody even get the drugs?" "Won’t it create resistant strains of HIV?" Oh. Touche.
Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men with Our AIDS Tragedy
In his latest blog, Mark S. King writes:
"Lesley was my closest friend to become sick in the 1980′s, and he fought bravely until his death from AIDS…I often write about him, the first of many friends lost to the epidemic.
But there’s something I will not do. I will not dig up Lesley’s body and beat young gay men with his corpse. Lesley didn’t perish so I could use him as a scare tactic. He wasn’t a cautionary tale. He wasn’t a martyr. He was a man with the same passions and faults as anyone else, and I won’t use his death as a blunt instrument.”
Why Aren’t You Out About Your HIV Status?
"Who knew that 30 years into the HIV epidemic, it would still be viewed as courageous, even radical, to be public about your HIV status? And at a gay pride parade?
"…Fear alone doesn’t excuse us from watching others being stigmatized and not letting our community know that there are more of us than they imagine. Why make those of us who are open about our status look radical, or as exceptions to some social rule? I’m afraid there are too many people living with HIV that are letting too few of us do the heavy lifting”