Dying of AIDS

RightNowThisVerySecond we are playing gospel music at full volume. Which is not very loud. I have my cell phone plugged into the wall and...

Robert Castillo

GETAWAY! Ta-ta to LaLa Land for a few days. Cruising in my Mother Lincoln (’69 Mark III Classic), my pal Robert Castillo and I...

Just*in Time: December 2016

Dear Brother Justin— Greetings of peace and may this letter find you well and richly spiritually blessed. My name is Asar and I’m presently...

The Writing on the Wall

Have you ever been told about how there are usually tons of “red flags” before something bad or adverse happens? That you can see...

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...

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...

Homeless in San Francisco

Throughout the thirty-one years that I have dealt with HIV/AIDS I have faced many serious challenges, but none so daunting as the one I...

Anne O’Shea & Brian Quattrini: Advocates

My goodness, it’s the season when they release the Oscar-worhty films! I still recall the stirring nominated song Lady Gaga performed at the last...

Just*in Time: November 2016

Hi Justin— I heard your dissertation is on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Can you tell me what the side effects of PrEP are? —Robert Thank you for...

Being a Good Son

This is very hard to say, but if I’m going to be a good son I must say it: I gave my mother HIV. And...