Decriminalizing Sex Work

Since 1955, the motto “To Protect and Serve” has been plastered on police cars all across the United States. In the book Who Do...

HIV & Isolation: Who Me?

Here I am, back in my hometown for eight years now. I don’t regret the move, per se, but it has presented me with...

My Fight with HIV

My fight with HIV began before 1981. I was the third person diagnosed with GRID, at Georgetown University Hospital just before my fifteenth birthday....

My Friend Is Newly Diagnosed, But He Is Resisting Treatment

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Rewriting Your Story

Time Loops Who would you be if you could bend time and space and rewrite yourself from scratch? by Corey Saucier If there were another you, in...

HIV Self-Care & Mental Health

Checking In As part of your HIV self-care, take steps to address your mental health by George M. Johnson I finally went to see a therapist. For Black...

Gun Control as Public Health

Then & Now by David Waggoner Just when a few of A&U’s staff said they might skip Pride this year, Orlando happened. The Pulse nightclub in...

Meet the New Grief, Same as the Old Grief

Too Young to Die Meet the new grief, same as the old grief by John Francis Leonard I thought I was immune to grief by now, but...

ARV Drought

Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren Drug shortages threaten the promise of the “end of aids.” As I write this, the International AIDS Conference is going...

Self-Care & My Struggle with Self-Pleasure

My Struggle with Self-Pleasure Self-care is an act of becoming by George M. Johnson Earlier this year I wrote a story disclosing my HIV status to the...

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