Shawn + Gwenn

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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

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┬ápositive and she has been HIV┬ánegative. 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