Shawn + Gwenn

The Importance of HIV/STD Testing

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A lot of times when people delay getting tested for HIV and STDs, it is because of the stigma. Or simply not wanting to know the actual answer to a question… Read more

That’s The Spirit: A Tribute to Fletch (Depeche Mode) and a Love Letter to Music

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I had what I thought was the perfect set. Two days before my last show as Synthetic Division I woke up, put on my vintage Depeche Mode t-shirt and headed… Read more

March 26, 1987: My Diagnosis Date With Destiny

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When I tested positive for HIV at age 11 I’d already lived my “kid life”, as I call it, around medical conditions. I had a good decade without this virus,… Read more

50. Pedro Zamora Would Have Turned 50-Years Old Today.

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Today Pedro Zamora would have turned 50. Last December, I blogged about what would have been Ryan White’s 50th birthday. I never really knew that they were the same age until… Read more

HIV… What’s Love Got to Do With It? Everything.

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Valentine’s Day is here again! I remember signing valentine’s day cards for my classmates when I was a little dunderhead. Someone’s stock would go way up if they got you… Read more

Is Kanye West Telling Friends That Pete Davidson Has AIDS?

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I was all set to chill out and play some video games, and then a gossip site ran a story suggesting that Kanye West is telling people that Pete Davidson… Read more

Betty White Was, Indeed, A Friend

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On New Year’s Eve, fans of Betty White mourned the loss of their adopted celebrity grandmother, who was just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. People Magazine released… Read more

25 Years Ago My Life Changed When I Became a POZ Magazine CoverBoy

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Read the issue on POZ.com! We have moments- both grand and grim- that are gamechangers in our bumblefuck journeys through this physical plain. For me, a couple of those moments… Read more