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  • I Watched Charlie Sheen on The Dr. Oz Show So You Don't Have To

    I am dismayed to report that Tiger Blood Charlie is back and he has gone rogue. And his Chasing the Cure! conversation with Dr. Oz might be the worst thing to ever happen to AIDS cure research, or at least the most irresponsible reporting about it.

    14 January 2016 | Poz
  • The Path to Charlie Sheen's HIV Disclosure

    To track the push and pull between Mr. Sheen and the media over several years — his condition flickering in and out of public view — is to see behind the veil of how celebrity secrets are kept hidden, and how they are ultimately disclosed.

    06 January 2016 | New York Times
  • Watch: Russian TV host announces he is HIV-positive in live broadcast

    On Tuesday evening, Pavel Lobkov, a television host for the independent Dozhd channel, announced on air that he had been diagnosed in 2003 as HIV-positive. It is the first time in recent memory that any Russian celebrity, major or minor, has publicly made such an announcement.

    03 December 2015 | Washington Post
  • Moral responsibilities to disclose your HIV status to partners aren’t so clear-cut

    Sexual ethics is an area prone to strongly felt moral intuitions. We saw this play out in the good, bad and sometimes ugly commentary following Charlie Sheen’s public disclosure of his HIV status. But just how much disclosure is it reasonable to expect from a sex partner, particularly if that relationship isn’t a serious and committed one?

    01 December 2015 | The Conversation
  • Unlike Charlie Sheen

    Emotional blackmail forced Jamie Brickhouse to finally be open about HIV.

    25 November 2015 | Poz
  • This Is What It’s Like Using Dating Apps When You’re HIV Positive

    Dating apps aren’t exactly known for sensitive interactions between people, but for gay men living with HIV, there is an extra barrier: disclosing to potential partners their HIV status.

    24 November 2015 | BuzzFeed
  • Charlie Sheen, Rock Hudson and the changing face of HIV stigma

    HIV stigma perpetuates ideas that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of living with HIV. In the same breath that Charlie Sheen discloses his HIV status, he distances himself from these aspects of “bad” HIV: he uses a lot of recreational drugs but he was never involved with “needles and that whole mess”; he had a lot of sexual partners, but he “always led with condoms and honesty”; he hired sex workers whom he is quick to describe as “unsavoury and insipid types”. Above all, he is under medical supervision – he presents his doctor in person on the Today show who verifies that he is “undetectable”.

    24 November 2015 | The Conversation
  • Coming out of the ‘viral closet’

    Activist and blogger Greg Owen writes about why he chose to come out about being HIV positive and how it has helped others who don’t yet feel able to.

    19 November 2015 | Attitude
  • The Catch-22 of Disclosing Your HIV Status

    During his headline-grabbing TV interview yesterday, Charlie Sheen said he was blackmailed by some people after he disclosed his HIV status. In fact, many people living with HIV have experienced similar negative reactions when they disclose: blackmail, threats of criminal prosecution, unwanted disclosure of HIV status, and physical violence. Paul Kidd writes.

    19 November 2015 | Star Observer
  • 'The Fact That I Have HIV Is Not Because Of What I Did - It's Because Of What I Didn't Do'

    UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."

    19 November 2015 | Marie Claire
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