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BLEEDING HEART

I saw him even before he saw me. He was an ugly man by every standard – short, scrawny and as black as charcoal. I had no interest in him

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HIV Self-Test Kits Are Met With Apprehension in Kenya

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has approved two types of HIV self-testing kits to be released in the country. The kits—one being an oral swab method, and the other a

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MY LIFE HAS JUST BEGUN

June 2015 We’d had no light or water in school for a couple of weeks, and students, being the mad dogs they were, went on rampage. That night, it was

Series (Non-Fiction) 13 Comments

HEALTH CENTRE: To PrEP Or Not To PrEP

So the other day, I was seeing a serodiscordant couple when the issue of PrEP came up. Before I continue, allow me to clarify what PrEP and a serodiscordant couple

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Zero Means Zero

Prevention Access Campaign’s U=U:Undetectable= Untransmittable is a film that seeks to educate the public about what it means for an HIV-positive person to be undetectable, now that research has proven

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The Biggest Myths About HIV and AIDS Busted

Originally published on gaystarnews.com The myths around HIV and AIDS pose a huge danger to our health, and they spread as fast as the virus itself. Chances are you will

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Potent New Antibody Against HIV Discovered

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the US says it has identified a potent antibody that is capable of neutralizing 98% of known strains of HIV.

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It Is Time To End Bottom Shaming

Originally published on advocate.com “It’s cool, man. I’m clean. I swear.” Admittedly, this uncouth line worked on me more times than I care to recount. During my naive years, I

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MY DISCOVERY

Sometime in April, I escorted some relatives to the market to get food stuffs. There I was, seated somewhere in the market, waiting for them to get done, when I

James' Journal 15 Comments

IBK’s JOURNAL (Entry 5)

July 31 I just finished writing exams (as of writing this), and as much as it feels great to be done with it, I think the wait for the results