Shawn + Gwenn

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

Your Cure: An HIV Anthem For Everyone

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Your Cure (Company) from MerceTheSeries on Vimeo. Last September I had the privilege of going up to Brooklyn to play a cameo role in Merce, Season 2. I remember 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

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

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

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

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