Positive & Penalized

HIV criminalization is a complex issue that plagues our community. It seems to be a crime for which the claims of another person can...

Murdered by Zooey Deschanel

If I wind up dying alone in a hospital from some terrible complication of AIDS (or gonorrhea), blame it on Zooey Deschanel. Not the...

Just*in Time: On Circumcision

During the holidays I’m sure many of us had a Christmas tree, Hanukkah bush or Solstice scrub. But my question is, did you trim...

No Retreat, But Surrender?

One would never know to look at me now that, from 1992 through 2004, in a gym that I set up in a large...

The New HIV

I don’t think I ever could imagine a day where HIV in America would be viewed as something that isn’t a priority. Although the...

Auld Lang Syne

It’s that time of the year again, and I’ve been doing some thinking. In the past, I haven’t given much credence to New Year’s...

Alex Lau: Advocate

$10,000?? Did I hear correctly? This man raised over $10,000 for the AIDS/LifeCycle! I’m parked for the weekend here in dreamy San Francisco, and I’m...

Joaquín

March is a month of mirth and melancholy for me. The mirth comes first, with my husband’s birthday on the first day of the...

Day Without AIDS

Day With(out) Art (December 1) used to be the one day of the year that was universally recognized as the opposite of business as...

Mental Health Is Key

Life is tough, we all face challenges—some people seem to have more than their share. I’m writing this month’s column just a few weeks...

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Brad Grimes: Advocate

Moving Mountains Brad Grimes Helps to Combat HIV and Stigma in West Virginia, the Reddest of the States by Hank Trout Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Ella...

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