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HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS status, testing, prevention, treatment and HIV positive community

The Poodle and the Paula

Mr. Poodle explained to an Atlanta gay magazine that he was infected by an ex-boyfriend who hadn’t disclosed his status. Poodle said he pressed charges and the ex is now serving a five-year prison sentence. He said turning his ex in 'was the right thing to do.'...

At-home HIV tests could be game-changers, experts say

'They are great tests and I wholeheartedly support their use,' said Dr. Mark Thrun, director of HIV Prevention and STD Control for Denver Public Health. 'They allow people to be tested whenever and wherever they want, and in the comfort and confidence of their own home.'...

Our sorted lives

I had just been serosorted; that term is for the act of sorting out guys by their HIV status. It had happened to me often online, but never to my face. ...

The bug chaser

How could anyone want to get a disease, especially one so serious? How could someone want the very thing that wreaked havoc in my own life? I had encountered my very first bug chaser and loathed it....

Bleed Like Me: Naked Yoga

I stood outside the building, bundled in my winter coat. I clutched my new yoga mat, still in its plastic, deciding whether I’d actually go inside. Trying anyth...

Not their kind of Garbage

In the mid ’90s, Garbage was the first band to unlock the secret success of combining rival music genres. Their specialty twisted between alternative rock and dance/electronica. After four albums, the band members called it quits in 2005 citing the greedy, controlling demands of record labels....