Aaron Matthew Laxton: One of our 20 Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men of 2014, activist Aaron Matthew Laxton, made last issue’s list for breaking new ground in social media. His popular YouTube series, “My HIV Journey,” has given viewers an intimate look at life as an HIV-positive man, providing viewers their first insight into many HIV 101 issues. Now we’re bringing that series to HIVPlusMag.com beginning Oct. 1. Tune in as Laxton chronicles his experiences dealing with HIV. He helps all of us, poz or not, discover what it means to be HIV-positive today. “HIV does not stop me from doing anything,” Laxton says in a recent YouTube video, dubbed “Update on Life.” “And hopefully you are in a situation where you are not having issues with HIV or you’re not allowing HIV to stigmatize you or bring you down.”
Josh Robbins: Want a weekly 60-second update on the latest HIV news? Check out our other video series, HIV Plus Video Minute With Josh Robbins. Since early 2014, the popular blogger behind ImStillJosh.com, Josh Robbins has worked with HIV Plus to broadcast news about the latest treatments, breakthroughs, statistics, and controversies. He’s also interviewed fellow HIV activists such as Tyler Curry and Jack Mackenroth, in longer form video interviews. Robbins launched his blog shortly after receiving his positive diagnosis, as a means of educating others. “I decided to make a blog because my circumstance of being newly poz isn’t my death sentence, it isn’t even close to what defines me as Josh,” he wrote. “And I want guys my age to maybe find a piece of hope through my experiences.” Ultimately, he hopes his voice will lead to others “realizing it’s only the beginning on a new world for you.” And, heck, it’s news in a minute, surely you can find time for that!
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