Shawn + Gwenn

Happy Birthday x2 Me

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(Left) Age 11. Diagnosed with #HIV. Prognosis? 6 months to 2 years to live… Nah, let’s double that age instead. (Middle) Age 22. Prognosis? Roughly a decade or so. Nah, let’s… Read more

I Have HIV. Video of My HIV Negative Partner Getting Tested for HIV #NHTD

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My partner, Gwenn, and I have been together for two decades. During the entirety of our relationship I’ve been HIV positive, and she’s been HIV negative. Last year for National HIV Testing Day, we thought it would… Read more

On Starting My First One-A-Day HIV Regimen

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Yesterday I started my first ever once-a-day HIV drug regimen in Biktarvy. This isn’t an endorsement, nor are any of the treatment options I’ve chosen. I just really wanted to discuss this in… Read more

Long-Term Survivors Day and the #StrangerThings HIV Connection #HLTSAD

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HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day is upon us once again. This year marks the 6th year of its existence, thanks to Tez Anderson.  It kind of snuck up on me this year. When I woke up… Read more

Why I’m Rocking My @theaidsmemorial Shirt At 80s Night

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This weekend I’m going to be fronting an 80s coverband called Film On Girls for an 80s Prom Dance Party. It’s a ton of fun getting together with some friends and performing… Read more

#WorldHemophiliaDay How Hemophilia Prepared Me For HIV and Life

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Today is World Hemophilia Day. Being born with this rare bleeding disorder has certainly shaped who I am. I know people like to say their “illness” doesn’t define them: I… Read more

#POZat25 How POZ Entered My Life At The Right Time

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1996 was a pivotal year for me. At age 20, after being diagnosed with HIV for half of my life, I was finally ready to talk about the virus. What had… Read more

The #UEqualsU Issue of POZ

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Kudos to POZ for shining a spotlight on #UEqualsU in the latest issue of the magazine. A lot of folks still need to learn what that means: that an undetectable viral load for… Read more