Shawn + Gwenn

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

The Secret Sex Lives of Emojis- EXPOSED!

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This World AIDS Day, MTV Staying Alive has exposed the secret sex lives of emojis in this shocking video: VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Well, it’s no secret that emojis have… Read more

Before I Die

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Before I die… before I die I want to experience something I never have: life without hemophilia. I had a decade without HIV, and I’d like to enjoy as many… Read more

Shaking the Disease: An Unlikely Tribute to Depeche Mode

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This month’s issue of POZ Magazine is all about long-term survivors. And this year marks a special occasion in my own long-term journey as a positoid… 25 years ago, I… Read more

Enter the… Blood Mirror!

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It’s Halloween season- and that means that a lot of fake blood is being used for cheap scares. But what shouldn’t be scary? Blood donations from the gay community. And… Read more

A Month of Superheroes: Charles Sanchez and Team Merce

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This week saw the big finale of the 8 episode original HIV comedic web series, Merce. I was so intrigued when I first heard about Merce last year, via an… Read more

Judd Winick: The Hero Who Crashed The Real World

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I’ve written extensively about how much The Real World San Francisco influenced me- you know, the season of MTV’s reality show that featured Pedro Zamora and his life with HIV…. Read more

A Month of Superheroes: Georgia Arnold/MTV Staying Alive

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Georgia, Gwenn and me in 2010 Georgia Arnold is the Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which fights HIV globally by funding youth-led programs. Over the last few… Read more