Defense of America

Frontdesk by David Waggoner July is the month of our nation’s birthday—almost every American knows that. But do they know that more Americans than ever...

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...

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...

The Next Generation

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Do you ever wonder what is missing from the commercialized holidays and all the decorations and store trimmings? It isn’t holiday shoppers;...

Peace in Our Time

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Australia was a trip and a half. It was a trek halfway around the world, but I’m glad I attended the International...

Independent Voices

Once upon a time there were many voices in Congress like Barney Frank’s: pertinent, blunt, outspoken. Tip O’Neill, Robert Byrd, Bob Dole, Hubert Humphrey,...

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...

Speak Now

December 1 is officially World AIDS Day! Oh, if only this December 1 were the last day of HIV on the planet—wouldn’t that be...

What’s Your Brand of AIDS Activism?

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Frontdesk by David Waggoner January is usually the coldest month for New Yorkers. But I’m not worried about the weather coming in...

October Surprise

Frontdesk by David Waggoner October Surprise Ordinarily the months leading up to the holidays are stressful for me: trying to figure out which grandkids (I’ve got...

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Whore Into Housewife: Unpacking Social Myths About Living with HIV

I want to be someone’s housewife. Is that weird? I think it’s been almost three years since I’ve had a man in my bed...