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...

Protecting My Sexual Health & My Heart’s Desires

Acceptable Risk Turning the tables to protect my sexual health and my heart's desires by John Francis Leonard The last thing I wanted to do this month...

Toward a New Definition of “Survivor”

Like many of our fiercest advocates and activists, I have complained that we Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS are almost universally neglected in our governments’...

We Care—We Are the AIDS Community!

Thanks for Everything! Not to be maudlin, but by the first week of October I felt I deserved a pity party or at least a...

On Celebrating the “Posiversary”

In my family we celebrate everything. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, birthdays (sometimes even months after the birthday has occurred LOL)....

Crisis in Venezuela

I just mailed my leftover HIV medications, Reyataz, Prezista, and Norvir to Action for Solidarity in Miami, Florida, to be used by a person...

Second Acts: Bruce Ward

Hanging On Clinging to a raft in the regatta of life by Bruce Ward Lazarus Syndrome” is one of the terms coined by psychologists and sociologists to...

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...

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...

Just*in Time: October 2016

Hi Justin— Greetings from Accra. I cannot stop admiring your online posts and pictures and your positive attitude toward life. This makes me wonder...