Learning I Wasn’t Transgender

It is easy to be something you are not when you don’t have the knowledge and understanding that anything else exists. It has taken...

Just*in Time: June 2013

Jus*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin— I’m twenty-seven years young. I contracted HIV on February 15, 2010, from a guy who didn’t tell me but...

Getting Down to It: Writing Poetry & Living with HIV

When A&U announced a few months back that I would be taking on the role of poetry editor here, I shared a brief insight...

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Just*in Time: Meth Use & HIV

Do you ParTy? I get this question all the time on apps like Grindr, Jack’d, Scruff or Growlr. Okay, more on Grindr. But I...

When Your HIV Advocacy Gets Amplified

My Face on Billboards What happens when your HIV advocacy is suddenly thirty-feet high? by George M. Johnson Back in mid-March, I was walking to the train...

Just*in Time: April 2013

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Hi Justin, I am struggling because I recently found out that my boyfriend tested positive for HIV during our relationship. It...

Time for Therapy

The burdens of being a public figure some days are heavy. In addition to being a full-time journalist, I’m also an avid LGBTQ activist,...

Forgiveness: The Strength in Letting Go & Moving On

Forgiveness The strength in letting go and moving on by John Francis Leonard Sometimes, it’s life’s most trying episodes that bring us closer. My younger brother and his...

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Mass shootings in American schools have occurred so frequently of late that when you bring up the topic in conversation, your listener is likely...

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