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About +daddy+drEw+

HIV awareness and treatment Advocate & Activist. Living with HIV since 2007. A friend. A partner. A dad to the HIV Community.

Built That Way

07.06.2018 some people are resilient, strong-willed and will fight till the end. they thrive in challenges, they rise above pain. some are just not that way, they fall on their knees– they tremble in the dark. we’re all built differently. … Continue reading

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Gringo: A Nice (Accidental) Find

07.01.2018 so we were at the mall shopping for some basic needs of a patient we endorsed (to a shelter) and we ended up looking for a place for lunch…. we saw Gringo. A ribs place at the ground level … Continue reading

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u=u =struggle

06.20.2018 A recent tweet led to a long thread where the tweet said, I’m in a monogamous serodiscordant relationship. My partner is HIV-, and I am an HIV+ top with undetectable viral load for years already. We do bare sex … Continue reading

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Bye, Heart

05.31.2018 Yesterday, i got to your room and your oxygen level was at 70 and the doctor was trying to calm you down. They gave you diazepam and tried to make you sleep. But you didn’t. We got to talk … Continue reading

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Congrats as AIDS LAW AMENDMENT PASSES BOTH LOWER HOUSE AND SENATE

05.21.2018 Today the amendment passed the 3rd (and final) hearing at the senate. What is the amendment about? read here: https://twitter.com/jeffcrisostomo/status/998456493346209792?s=19 I have received more than a hundred congratulatory messages, across twitter, facebook, SMS and calls. While i sincerely appreciate … Continue reading

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moon

04.29.2018 do you carry promises no one knows? do you know secrets you only keep? do you rise and set like the sun does? do you prefer the dark where you shine the brightest? are you a moon? sometimes half, … Continue reading

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lost

04.23.2018 lost in a crowd of unfamiliar faces. you drown in loneliness and succumb to your dark corner. lost in a strange place with no one to talk to, a new world that you’re new to, a different clueless dimension. … Continue reading

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thanks

04.22.2018 last night i realized… there had been so many people in my life that I ignored and failed to appreciate, simply because I didn’t like them back. there had been so many people that I could have built great … Continue reading

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A friend made & a flight delayed

03.26.2018 I was particularly restless knowing that the flight will be delayed for at least 2 hours.  You sent me a message on Grindr asking If I was also in the airport.  I told myself, “Hell! No, I won’t screen … Continue reading

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The Innocent

03.25.2018 Normally, I can screen-reactive someone for HIV and not get affected but you, you were different. I had a day of 7 non-reactive cases.  I ended my day at the gym and you suddenly messaged me on Grindr. You … Continue reading

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