Shawn + Gwenn

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

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

World Hemophilia Day

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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 get it…. 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

Back to School!

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School is back in session, and sexual health should be included among the many things that teenagers and young adults are learning about. But unfortunately, it isn’t a priority. The… Read more

#DoingItMyWay Through the Ups and Downs

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This Summer has been a doozy. I kicked things off in June with some mild depression. Apparently I have Seasonal Summer Depression- my love pointed this out a few years… Read more