Tears & T Cells

Tears & T Cells My diagnosis was a quiet bomb, but the aftershocks still resound by John Francis Leonard Well, as you know, I have your...

Nicholas Downs

I’m up over Downs! That’s Nicholas Downs my lovelies. Mutual friends introduced us some months ago at an APLA event and we cottoned instantly. An...

Dustin Sohn: Ally

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood….” That tune Mister Rogers used to croon in the opening of his celebrated kid’s TV show, Mister...

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...

An Educated Generation

In April, I participated in AIDSWatch, the largest annual national constituent-based advocacy event focused on HIV and AIDS in the United States. AIDSWatch is...

Why I Write

On Friday, March 6, 2016, in response to First Lady Nancy Reagan’s death, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalled “how difficult it was to talk...

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,...

The Magic of Butterflies

My religion is pretty basic: Love, God, and Butterflies. Butterflies being the one I rely on when all else fails me, and the night...

Lost & Found

Lost & Found The disorientation of survival calls for us to create new ways to navigate by Mark Olmsted I came out very early, at sixteen, in...

Leif Rogers, MD

Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer Holy bedpan, the holidays are upon us once again. Every year, though, I do look forward to a non-traditional meal:...

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A Piece of Me with HIV: Review

A Piece of Me with HIV by Shyronn Jones CreateSpace Reviewed by John Francis Leonard A Piece of Me with HIV is a compelling and valuable document of...

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