Why I Started A&U

December was the month, and the year was 1991; I’d have to refer to an old calendar to find out when “Set Adrift on...

Blood Simple

One day there won’t be a virus known as HIV and the last person living with AIDS will have died, not from the disease...

Heart of the Matter

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Heart of the Matter March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to emphasize the concerns that should be...

The Walking Cure

Frontdesk by David Waggoner August carries a lot of mixed emotions for me. For one thing, it’s the month I was first diagnosed with AIDS. For...

Longtime Discussion

As we went to press, another month goes by where the political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, with few exceptions, continue to...

Love Is All Around

Sometimes all you need is love. Like the Beatles song says, “All you need is love...” Love of a good man. Got that. Love...

Mayday, Mayday!

Maybe it’s me, but doesn’t it seem odd that Charlie Sheen is no longer making headlines now that the announcement of his HIV status...

Spring Awakening

Many of today’s younger social media participants, including my own grandkids, know this month’s exclusive cover story, Jenna Ortega, through her Instagram and Twitter...

Gun Control as Public Health

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We Are the Warriors

Disclosure. First actor Danny Pintauro disclosed he was living with HIV. Now Charlie Sheen. It’s an odd word—“disclosure.” It seems so official, so legalistic....

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