Living with HIV | Anal About My Health

In the latest episode of #AnalAboutMyHealth, Mama Celeste and Kochina Rudesit down with activist, writer, and long-term AIDS survivor Malcolm Gregory Scott.

Malcolm tells us his stories about being part of early drug lotteries, working with ACT UP in the 90s, and what has changed for people living with HIV & AIDS over the last 30+ years.

As always, we encourage you to check with a professional medical provider to learn your risk of HIV and to get tested regularly.

MPact has teamed up with St James and TrishTV for our #AnalAboutMyHealth campaign featuring Bay Area drag performers discussing taboo topics with local and global experts in the field of sexual health and human rights. We’re breaking down stigma about harm reduction, drug use, sex work, living with HIV, and anal health – and who better to help than drag queens!

Get more information about Living with HIV  & HIV Prevention:

    • GNP+ – Global Network of People Living with HIV
    • AIDS Info – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • ACT UP – AIDS Historical Archive
    • U=U – Prevention Access Campaign
    • PrEPSter – Educating and Agitating for PrEP

Do you have a butt? Learn more about how to take your sexual health into your own hands with our handy guide to anal health.


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About MPact

MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights was founded in 2006 by a group of activists concerned about the disproportionate HIV disease burden shouldered by men who have sex with men. MPact works at the intersection of sexual health and human rights, and is linked to more than 120 community-based organizations in 62 countries who are fighting for the sexual health and human rights of gay and bisexual men around the world.

About St James Infirmary

St. James Infirmary is a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families. We exist to provide free, compassionate, and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for Sex Workers (current or former) of all genders and sexual orientations while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.

About Trish

Trish is a collective of drag performers and visual artists in the Bay Area founded in 2017 by Cash Monet & Mama Celeste. Trish’s goal is to expand the art of drag beyond the nightclub stage through video production, print publications, art installations and new media. Trish believes that drag can be a vehicle for social change as it provides a platform to not only entertain but engage conversations on gender, race, sexuality, self-expression, politics, culture and the many systems that oppress us.

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