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Okay, this is going to be a long one. And I'm going to try to stay calm. This is going to be about HIV. A few days ago, I got a message from someone I had met a long while back through Grindr when I still had Grindr. We never met up but we used…Read more Better People

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Free HIV screening with Love Yourself on November 29

So, let's get serious about our HIV status, why don't we? World AIDS Day is coming up on December 1 and it's always a good time to ask ourselves: what have we done to stop the rise of HIV infections in our immediate circle/vicinity? Because you may not be at risk but, for sure, someone…Read more Free HIV screening with Love Yourself on November 29

Seven years today

At around this time, exactly seven years ago, I got a call from the clinic telling me my lab results from my HIV test had just come in and I had to go there to receive the news. That was exactly seven years ago, August 26, 2008. I consider sort of like my first death…Read more Seven years today

compulsory HIV testing coming soon?

The Department of Health (DOH) just recently announced that they are working out a way to make HIV testing compulsory. It has come to this. And I'm unsure about how to feel about it. Read the article here: Coming Soon: Compulsory HIV-AIDS tests? How do I feel about this? I don't know. In March of…Read more compulsory HIV testing coming soon?

What Happens During HIV Testing — Love Yourself

I saw this on my Facebook feed today. It is a great video by the group Love Yourself and they made this awesome video on what happens during HIV testing. It is tender, informative, and pretty clear. I've been very privileged to have been in a couple of forums with the men and women of…Read more What Happens During HIV Testing — Love Yourself

who’s afraid of taking a little test?

Last Friday, I attended the PLCPD Blogger's Forum, entitled "Yes to Test." It is a forum which brought bloggers together to listen and help spread the information on the importance of taking an HIV test, and how we must all work together in making this something that we do on a regular basis. There was…Read more who’s afraid of taking a little test?