Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

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...

What Works for Me

So often in life we strive to be something that we’re not. One of the great things about being a gay man is the...

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...

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....

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...

Aging with HIV: Carrying the Banner

Carrying the Banner Aging with HIV is no joke, but the past anchors my future by John Francis Leonard Forty-eight. I’m turning forty-eight-years-old and it gives me...

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...

Contracting HIV: My Story

I'll Always Have Paris Coming to terms with one's own seroconversion by John Francis Leonard I’d been so careful for so long. Safe sex was being marketed...

The Bravest Girl I Know

I’ve had the joy of knowing some incredible people in my life. One of the gutsiest, most unique women I’ve known was at a...

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...

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Radiant Health Centers

Radiant Indeed An ASO in Orange County dismantles barriers to care by Allie Oakes Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black I know all too well how precious...

AIDS Walk OC: May 5