Shawn + Gwenn

Donald Trump’s (Fictional) Presidential HIV/AIDS Survey Answers

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Imagining a world where Republican candidates answer surveys by HIV/AIDS organizations… here’s Donald Trump “discussing” the issues of the day. Enjoy. Positively Yours, Shawn   On HIV research   An… Read more

Happy Blogiversary (20 Years!), Steve Schalchlin!

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When I decided to open up about HIV 20 years ago, I went online hoping to find the internet that exists today. My search for HIV websites yielded a handful… Read more

Outliving the Reagans

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  Today I went to the dentist for a routine teeth cleaning. I wasn’t psyched about it, mainly because of the bleeding that can occur afterwards. Minor stuff, it’s just… Read more

Q&A About “Doing It” with CDC

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As many of you know, we are a part of Doing It – CDC’s new national HIV testing campaign. There was a lot more that went into creating the campaign… Read more

Charlie Sheen Bit Me: An HIV Love Story #ValentinesDay

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“Charlie bit me… and that really hurt!” The infamous “Charlie bit me” YouTube video has been viewed over 800 million times since it was posted in 2007. It’s a pretty… Read more

PSA: Don’t Be Like Bill Maher. He’s Stupid.

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  Check out fellow blogger Trenton Straube’s recent post, “This is Bill. Bill Has HIV… Be Like Bill”, which, combined with Bill Maher’s stupidity, helped to inspire this blog post.

PSA: If You’re Offended By The #BlackLivesMatter POZ Cover Then You’re Stupid

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I noticed some blowback on POZ’s Facebook page after the recent issue went up, which features the cover story “Black Lives Matter”. Here’s a sampling of what was written in… Read more

Magnetic (Serodiscordant) Couples on TV

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As someone who is HIV positive and in a relationship with someone who is HIV negative, I was excited to hear that a serodiscordant (“magnetic”) couple was going to be… Read more