18 episodes

The Three Letters Podcast with host Ren Morrill takes a frank, but engaging look at current state of the HIV/AIDS. Loosely structured around the 13 National HIV Awareness Days, Ren interviews a variety of guests from activists to clinicians to academics to policy makers to feature unique perspectives on the past, present, and future of AIDS.

The Three Letters
Humanity - The people who have been touched by the epidemic
Impact - How HIV/AIDS has impacted our lives
Victory - What we can do to prevent new infections, better care for those living with HIV, and raise awareness that AIDS isn't over.
Ren Morrill is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.
Silence = Death! Act Up! Speak Up! Fight back! End AIDS! Subscribe now!

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The Three Letters Podcast with host Ren Morrill takes a frank, but engaging look at current state of the HIV/AIDS. Loosely structured around the 13 National HIV Awareness Days, Ren interviews a variety of guests from activists to clinicians to academics to policy makers to feature unique perspectives on the past, present, and future of AIDS.

The Three Letters
Humanity - The people who have been touched by the epidemic
Impact - How HIV/AIDS has impacted our lives
Victory - What we can do to prevent new infections, better care for those living with HIV, and raise awareness that AIDS isn't over.
Ren Morrill is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.
Silence = Death! Act Up! Speak Up! Fight back! End AIDS! Subscribe now!

    World Aids Day-2021

    World Aids Day-2021

    December first is World AIDS Day.! My guest this year is Eric Marcus who’s current season of the podcast series Making Gay History is an audio memoir of his coming of age during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City. ​

    Community note! Frannie Peabody Center will be hosting multiple events, including a candlelight vigil on December 1st, in addition to viewings of AIDS Quilt panels and free HIV testing during select time slots from December 1st-5th. Go to peabodycenter.org/worldaidsday for more information.


    Ren Morrill (Host) - Ren is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.

    Eric Marcus - Eric Marcus is the author of a dozen books, including, Why Suicide?, Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, and two editions of Making Gay History. Making Gay History has been turned into a currently running podcast series of the same name based on the audio recordings Eric made for the original book. Eric is also the co-producer of Those Who Were There, a podcast drawn from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Lastly, he is the founder and chair of the Stonewall 50 Consortium.

    Making Gay History - https://makinggayhistory.com/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S02E07- HIV and Faith

    S02E07- HIV and Faith

    August 29th is National Faith and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! My guest is Mike O’Loughlin who is the host of the podcast “Plague: The Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church,” and the author of the forthcoming book based on the podcast, Hidden Mercy (due out November 2021). In this episode we learn that beneath the Catholic Church’s many public mistakes concerning HIV/AIDS there were individuals of faith for whom compassion trumped over stigma and homophobia. Like, subscribe and listen now!

    Ren Morrill (Host) - Ren is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.

    Michael J. O’Loughlin - Michael J. O’Loughlin is the national correspondent for America Media, where he writes regularly about the Catholic Church. He is also the host of the award winning podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.”

    Mike is also author of The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters. Previously a staff writer for The Boston Globe's “Crux,” Mike has also written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Advocate, and Religion News Service. He has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NPR and by several local and regional media outlets.

    Mike is a gay catholic who, when he's not writing, reading, or Tweeting, Mike enjoys running (he's run a few marathons) and cooking. He lives in Chicago.

    He has a book based on the podcast called Hidden Mercy due out in November 2021 from Broadleaf Books. You can find him at his website mikeoloughlin.com and on social media.


    https://www.mikeoloughlin.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    National HIV Testing day 2021

    National HIV Testing day 2021

    June 27th is National HIV Testing day, and my guest for this episode is social media star, GI doc, and butt sex expert Dr. Carlton. You may already know Dr. Carlton from his star turn on social media (@doctorcarlton) where he has over 20 thousand followers (and counting)! Dr. Carlton gained a reputation for his fun, frisky, and medically sound advice about all things anal. Join us as we dive deep into a discussion about social media censorship, butt play, backdoor anatomy, and tips on how to protect your peach! Like and subscribe now to join the conversation!

    Ren Morrill (Host) - Ren is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.

    Doctor Carlton - Dr. Carlton (he/him)

    Dr. Carlton - Dr. Carlton is a gay gastroenterologist who was raised in a conservative tobacco town in the Deep South, but somehow made his way to training at the Mayo Clinic for a top tier medical education. He landed his dream job in San Diego where he is married to an amazing guy and has two kids. While he serves the entire community’s medical needs, he is particularly parody to serve the local LGBTQ community for healthcare without judgement or shame.

    Dr. Carlton stumbled onto Tik Tok during the pandemic and realized the need and hunger for anal sex education…and not just from LGBTQ family but also from women and straight men interested in butt play. So many people are embarrassed to talk about anal sex or ask questions about it, but let’s face it…most people want to know how to do it right, do it well, and do it safely! Who better than a gay GI doctor who not only knows the medical side of things, but is no stranger to anal sex himself!

    Doctor Carlton on social media
    Instagram and Tik Tock @doctor_carlton
    Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
    http://www.glma.org

    • 1 hr
    S02E05 National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

    S02E05 National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

    May 18th is National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. Our guest is the wonderful Chloe Manchester from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Ren and Chloe discuss vaccine safety, and the importance of adult vaccines for those living with HIV. Tune in, like, and subscribe!

    Ren Morrill (Host) - Ren is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.

    Chloe Manchester, MSc- Chloe (she/her) is an Epidemiologist at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Her work focus on Vaccine-Preventable Disease surveillance for the State of Maine. Chloe studied epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has worked in multiple countries around the world. Chloe’s career has focused on maternal, reproductive and child health, including the fields of family planning, HIV/ AIDS and immunization. This work has brough Chloe to Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India and Nepal, to name a few. Chloe’s passion for improving health outcomes, inclusion and elevation of people living with HIV is inspired by her father who dedicated his life’s work to this cause. Chloe enjoys running, sailing, cooking and playing at the beach with her son.

    Chloe Manchester MSc -
    • CDC Vaccines and Immunizations
    • https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html

    • 22 min
    National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    March 10th is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today we welcome the multi- talented Anthony Giorgio of the Queer Teen Podcast on to the show. Join Anthony and Ren as they discuss what is like to grow up queer, the importance of queer inclusive, evidence based sexual education, queer faith, what adults can learn from youth, the special magic of queer youth, and whether or not you can still call yourself a baby dyke or a twink after 30 (spoiler: you can!) Tune in, like, and subscribe!
    Ren Morrill (Host) - Ren is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.
    Anthony Giorgio (QT: Queer Teen Podcast) - Anthony is the host of Queer Teen Podcast encouraging the next generation of Queer Youth from across the world to stand up for what's right. Having worked in both America and India for LGBTQ+ rights he has seen, heard and experienced a spectrum of Queer life. The purpose of starting this podcast was to elevate and give a bigger voice to Queer Youth and their leaders. He often partners and runs workshops with Garden State Equality, Make it Better for Youth, Broadway to Bombay with Prince Manvendra Sing Gohil of India, GLSEN Maryland/ New Jersey and The Los Angeles LGBTQ Centers annual Models of Pride conference. He enjoys working with the Queer Youth community and creating transformative experiences for the future leaders of the world.
    • QT: Queer Teen Podcast
    • QT can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
    • http://Queerteenpodcast.podbean.com/
    • queerteenpodcast@gmail.com
    • Beloved Arise
    • https://www.belovedarise.org/
    • Make It Better For Youth
    • https://makeitbetter4youth.org/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    March 20th is National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! We are thrilled to have Curtis Harris-Davia (San Carlos Apache) on to the show! Curtis has spent his career serving indigenous people, and honored us with a one of a kind history lesson on the two-spirit movement, and how native people were and are a vital part of the LGBTQ+ community. We also cover meth use, World Pride, the Two-Spirit HIV Conference, the importance of connecting with our history, and the unique challenges native people living HIV face. Like and subscribe to join the conversation! Tune in, like, and subscribe!

    Ren Morrill (Host) - Ren is The Three Letter Podcast’s creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland’s HIV Advisory Board.

    Curtis Harris-Davia - Curtis Harris-Davia (San Carlos Apache) is an organizer of the Two-Spirit Indigenous People’s Association (TSIPA), one of the founding members of New York City’s “We’Wah and Bar-Chee-Ampe” – the second ever Two-Spirit organization in the United States, and has been advocating for the Two-Spirit community since 1989. He continued to do so at the Heritage of Pride (HOP) NYC town hall meeting on August 13th where he demanded that HOP include the “TS” in “TSLGBTQ” on all print media and communication for WorldPride 2019/Stonewall 50. This gesture would show respect for the First People of Turtle Island as well as honor Two-Spirit Indigenous People who are an integral part of the modern LGBTQ+ movement. He also worked at the Indian Community House for many years as director of programs to serve indigenous and two-spirit people living with HIV.

    American Indian House (NYC)
    https://www.aich.org/
    Healthy Elders Network
    https://aichhen.org/
    Albert McLeod
    https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/awards-distinctions/honorary-doctorate/mcleod.html
    Trevor Stratton
    https://canfar.com/story/trevor-stratton/

    • 1 hr 6 min

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