Shawn Decker


HIV Testing While Traveling

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I’ll never forget this story. Someone was telling me about the low turnout they had for a testing event. When it was over they had no idea what went wrong-… Read more

Going Viral, Bleeding Out My Ass and #DoingItMyWay

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I recently spoke to POZ about a tweet that went viral. You can read about it here: https://www.poz.com/article/hiv-tweet-regarding-selfmade-billionaire-kylie-jenner-goes-viral This is the story about the behind behind the story. The nitty-gritty… Read more

#DoingItMyWay Gwenn Gets Tested For HIV (video)

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My partner, Gwenn, and I have been together for twenty years. For the entire length of that time, I have been HIV positive and she has been HIV negative. We’ve educated together… Read more

#DoingIt Knowing Your HIV Status is Always in Style

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A few weeks ago I played an 80s cover set with my friends at an 80s Prom. It’s always fun to sing some of my favorite songs of the decade… Read more

My World Hemophilia Day

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World Hemophilia Day is a day that I use as leverage to have friends give me hugs. Or buy me a drink. Pretty much whatever I can squeeze out of… Read more

Help On Wheels: A Tribute to Barry Haarde

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The hemophilia community suffered a great loss this month when Barry Haarde passed to spirit. I invited his blood brother (that’s what us hemophiliacs call each other) and fellow cyclist Vaughn Ripley… Read more

Your Cure: An HIV Anthem For Everyone

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Your Cure (Company) from MerceTheSeries on Vimeo. Last September I had the privilege of going up to Brooklyn to play a cameo role in Merce, Season 2. I remember the… Read more

Grieving Las Vegas

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The airport was quiet. My partner, Gwenn, and I were leaving Las Vegas on a Monday, always preferable to the chaos of a Sunday departure when everyone is heading back home… Read more