Shawn + Gwenn

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

#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

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