Shawn + Gwenn

Why I’m #DoingIt For National HIV Testing Day #NHTD

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Today is National HIV Testing Day. I’m HIV positive, and my partner, Gwenn, is HIV negative. We both know our status and that’s important for our health. A couple of… Read more

Annie Lennox on HIV Prevention and Funding Needs

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Last month Gwenn and I had the privilege of speaking about HIV education and prevention on Al Jazeera’s The Stream, representing sero-discordant couples. Annie Lennox and activists from around the… Read more

Donald Trump’s (Fictional) Presidential HIV/AIDS Survey Answers

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Imagining a world where Republican candidates answer surveys by HIV/AIDS organizations… here’s Donald Trump “discussing” the issues of the day. Enjoy. Positively Yours, Shawn   On HIV research   An… Read more

Happy Blogiversary (20 Years!), Steve Schalchlin!

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When I decided to open up about HIV 20 years ago, I went online hoping to find the internet that exists today. My search for HIV websites yielded a handful… Read more

Outliving the Reagans

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  Today I went to the dentist for a routine teeth cleaning. I wasn’t psyched about it, mainly because of the bleeding that can occur afterwards. Minor stuff, it’s just… Read more

Q&A About “Doing It” with CDC

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As many of you know, we are a part of Doing It – CDC’s new national HIV testing campaign. There was a lot more that went into creating the campaign… Read more

Charlie Sheen Bit Me: An HIV Love Story #ValentinesDay

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“Charlie bit me… and that really hurt!” The infamous “Charlie bit me” YouTube video has been viewed over 800 million times since it was posted in 2007. It’s a pretty… Read more

PSA: Don’t Be Like Bill Maher. He’s Stupid.

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  Check out fellow blogger Trenton Straube’s recent post, “This is Bill. Bill Has HIV… Be Like Bill”, which, combined with Bill Maher’s stupidity, helped to inspire this blog post.