Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

Quitting Smoking

I'm Coming Out After the battles quieted, there was still the smoke by John Francis Leonard I’ve fought many a personal battle in the past fourteen or...

My Mental Health

It all seemed to start one morning when I couldn’t walk the dog. It was a sudden attack of abject panic, a basic, visceral...

Long-Lost Friends

Full Circle Finally I had the courage to return to the city where I lost my friends by John Francis Leonard A few months ago I made...

Detecting Stigma

Soon after I began writing for A&U last year, my editor informed me that I would also be, partly, responsible for promoting my own...

Dating Apps, Disclosure & HIV

Oops, I Forgot One Little Thing My New Normal by John Francis Leonard So, I’ve taken that leap and faced the inevitable. In this modern age, an...

My Friend Is Newly Diagnosed, But He Is Resisting Treatment

You Can Lead a Horse to Water How do you help someone who just won't accept it? by John Francis Leonard In my July column, I told...

Hooked

When I packed my belongings and escaped Los Angeles for my hometown, I needed a break. A break from an unhealthy and dysfunctional life....

If You Stand for Nothing

One of the luxuries of the full-time career I left behind some years ago was dental coverage. Luckily, until recently anyway, I’d never even...

Fighting HIV Isolation (One Belly Rub at a Time)

In From the Cold How a stray cat changed the game by John Francis Leonard I love animals. In particular, I love dogs. Cats, however, not so...

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...

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Novel Cure Research Supported by amfAR

Deciphering the Puzzle A new round of amfAR's Countdown to a Cure initiative grants support novel cure research by Jeannie Wraight amfAR has awarded a new round...

Omar Garcia: Advocate

Light in the Grove 2017