Carlton Wilborn, actor, dancer, writer, toured the world with Madonna, but only hit his stride once he came out about having HIV. Now the self-help guru shares his secrets to a happy, healthy, positive life with HIV Plus. In the same issue, fighter Forrest Griffin talks about battling stigma, Perry Halktis talks about surviving the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, and Alexander Smith explains viral mindfulness, using yoga and meditation to life healthfully with HIV. We investigate why transgender women are finding justice isn't blind when it comes to criminalization laws around HIV. The biggest feature here, though, is our bonus "Just Diagnosed" section, a special HIV 101 series that answers every question a newbie has about living with the chronic condition, and offers advice on disclosing, finding the right doctor, affording medication, and how this does or doesn't need to affect your dating life.
Actor Jared Leto talks to HIV Plus about his role as an HIV-positive transgender woman in the Oscar-worthy film, Dallas Buyers Club. Plus we commemorate HIV awareness with this special African-American Issue, which features a groundbreaking feature on the unexpected reason why HIV rates are escalating about black gay and bi me (it’s not what you think), some modern dating advice for poz black women, and a guide to having a healthy pregnancy even when you have HIV. There’s plenty more, including the latest treatment info, cure watch, and interviews with HIV-positive comic book maven Darren Davis, blind poz actor Eduardo Barr, and TV talk show host Ross Matthews.
Our cover star, Kelly Osbourne, talks about how her generation can put an end to HIV. Plus, hip hop stars Fergie and Monifah talks about how HIV impacts them, we look at the year’s developments in a cure for HIV, the newest drugs approved for treatment, reaching Latinos through a new CDC campaign, and the newest research from the U.S. Conference on AIDS. Oh, and an HIV+ kid wins a college VP battle and we look at several new novels tackling HIV and AIDS.
Nightmare on Elm Street’s scream king comes out as HIV positive; A comic book maven and a standup comic have HIV in common; an 82-year-old grandmother rides for the cause; and watch music videos embedded in the magazine as you read about disco superstar Sylvester, who changed the music industry before he died of AIDS. Plus: Testing done right and, in Greece, terribly wrong.
The Complete 2013 HIV Treatment Guide; a State-by-State Guide to Drug Assistance Programs; Through the Lens of HIV+ photographer Duane Cramer; and ‘80s Ladies Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Gibson, and Paula Poundstone on Fighting AIDS for Three Decades