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Scott McGlothlen

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Survivor

I've always been the kind of guy who has a hard time taking compliments, but my toughest compliment-accepting abilities came when folks dubbed me a “survivor” in regard to my HIV status....
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Acting Like App-Holes

When someone has a clear objective to hurt you, it’s not easy to maintain finesse. And perhaps it’s better to simply not even engage with them at all....
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The Curse Of Too Much Support

Getting an HIV diagnosis, oddly enough, result in a loss of friendships. But those who stuck around to help me through the hellish nightmare had a new-found place in my heart....
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A Wrong First Step

WHEN MY PARTNER LUKE AND I discovered we had completely different views on monogamy, we decided to experiment with sex counseling as a brand new couple....
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Inked With Integrity

When I got my HIV diagnosis, I worried that I wouldn’t get a whole lot of empathy; that no artists would be willing to work on me anymore....
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Log Cabin Fever

Secretly, I’ve always had a lifelong dream of owning a boat. But after doing this year’s taxes, I discovered my return would be less than ever before, once agai...
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Wrangling Reason

As a bunch of us gathered at a friend’s house for a pre-NYE party, we were figuring out which bar to plant ourselves for the night. The decision seemed near una...
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Scott McGlothlen

Scott McGlothlen lives in Denver. He writes about his journey as an HIV-positive man.