The Gift of Giving

Just as I was packing my summer book bag—the usual stash of beach stuff—I realized that I was missing something more important than the...

Vive La France!

October marks the anniversary of Rock Hudson’s death from AIDS-related causes at age fifty-nine. October 2, to be exact. It had only been a...

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....

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...

Children of the Revolution

Many moons ago, my father served as an intelligence officer, even briefing President John F. Kennedy during the tense days of the Cuban Missile...

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...

Out Loud & Proud

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Just the other day, a couple of friends of mine were talking about how they couldn’t wait for the second season of...

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...

Tomorrow People

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Tomorrow People December 1 marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of World AIDS Day and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Day With(out) Art. As much as...

Making the End of AIDS a Reality

Simply put, “AIDS ain’t over…yet.” But there has been enough good news lately, that I’d like to offer kudos to the hundreds of thousands...

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I am standing in front of my bathroom mirror. I have two 100-watt “Ultra White Natural Light” light bulbs just above my vanity, so that...

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