David Phillips is a native of the Washington, DC area and is a subject for studies of HIV long-term non-progressors at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH. After a prolonged seroconversion illness at 17, he chose willful ignorance of his HIV status for almost 20 years due to a difficult prior neurosurgical history. David currently pursues a Master of Public Health at the University of Maryland while working as an IT specialist at the National heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH. Follow him at twitter.com/bigolpoofter where he often tweets photos of culinary creation with hashtag #foodporn. All views are his own and do not represent those of the US Government.
Photo credit: "Metro Weekly", DC's LGBT nightlife magazine