Shawn + Gwenn

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

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

Seeing Ads for HIV Meds During the Olympics? That’s a Win for Everyone.

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I love the Olympics. Despite a crush on Katarina Witt, I didn’t really start watching regularly until I was in my 30s. (I’m 46 for context.) It makes sense, because… Read more

Do The Ryan White Thing (1998 Positoid Column, POZ Magazine)

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The following is a Positoid column I wrote when I was 22, published in the January 1998 issue of the magazine. I’ll catch you on the other side to explain… Read more

Annie Lennox on HIV Prevention and Funding Needs

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Last month Gwenn and I had the privilege of speaking about HIV education and prevention on Al Jazeera’s The Stream, representing sero-discordant couples. Annie Lennox and activists from around the… 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

#MartinShkreli: From Checkmate to Inmate?

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Santa Poz has bestowed a wondrous gift upon us this holiday season. This week Martin Shkreli was arrested on charges of fraud unrelated to the Daraprim price hike that delivered… Read more