The entertainment reporter completed his first AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles shared with his social media audience that he personally had been diagnosed with HIV in 2009, as he used to be addicted to drugs. He said it was really painful to confess, but his husband and his best friend, who are also both HIV+, convinced him that hiding his condition would not change anything, would not erase it. But being honest about it would spread awareness and make the lives of other HIV+ people at least a little bit better. Alongside a picture of him cycling, Malkin wrote: “I am back home. Back home after riding my first @aidslifecycle. The ride has left me with many things, but probably the biggest gift I have received is the inspiration to live my truth. On this beautiful day of LGBTQ pride, I have something to say for the first time in such a public forum. I am HIV-positive. In short, I lived much of my thirties in confusion, depression and a search to find myself. I partied too much. I struggled with crystal meth. I was diagnosed with HIV about nine years ago,” he wrote.