Uncategorized Undetectable 

The Italians Honored World AIDS Day with Heart, Music, and Activism

With KOMOS, the LGBTQ choir of Bologna, Italy, as I bear witness to the HIV epidemic during their World AIDS Day event on November 30th, 2019. What a distinct pleasure to be in the company of spirited Italians for the week of World AIDS Day in early December. I was honored to be the guest of Plus Onlus, their national coalition of gay men living with HIV and their allies, and on Saturday, November 30th, they joined forces with KOMOS, the Bologna LGBTQ chorus, for a night of music and…

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BBC NEWS: Mark S. King on Gareth Thomas, HIV Stigma, and U=U

Okay, I will admit I had no idea who Gareth Thomas was, beyond hearing on Saturday that a major rugby star in the United Kingdom had disclosed his HIV status. But anyone living with HIV could relate to the heart-breaking video he released announcing he is HIV positive. His apprehension is palpable, and he makes it clear that the disclosure does not exactly come voluntarily; tabloids were on the verge of telling the world. Gareth, who came out publicly as gay in 2009, chose to disclose his HIV status on…

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Uncategorized Undetectable 

Watch Jade Elektra sing “Undetectable” at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

Jade Elektra at USCA (Photo: Scott Henrichsen) Toronto drag personality Jade Elektra captivated the Saturday plenary of the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) with her live rendition of “Undetectable,” part of a program devoted entirely to the “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” (U=U) movement. Jade Elektra is the stage name of Alphonso King, Jr. (no relation, but we feel like family), a longtime survivor, activist, recording artist and DJ, and the publisher of POZ PLANET, an online newsletter for people living with HIV. Alphonso is also a member of the iconic…

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