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Warrior Princess, Ashamed to Die, For the Ferryman

by Justin B. Terry-Smith Dear Justin, I have a question: Can openly gay men who are positive join the Army or Air Force? —Detox I was in the...

Letter to a Young Friend on World AIDS Day

My dear young friend, I’ve often wondered if it would matter if I’d been given the ability to move about freely in time? To witness every future? I’d...

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot, with Ruth Marchall W.W. Norton & Company Reviewed by Alina Oswald How does one define...

Compañeros

Compañeros Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS by Jesus Ramirez-Valles University of Illinois Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Compañeros explores the lives of Latino HIV activists and records...

Time Piece

Do you remember hospital visits? Medicine too toxic to be touched by human hands and dispensed throughout the day? Do you remember digital watches with...

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt The Dial Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate The AIDS crisis of the 1980s (it wasn’t widely known as HIV or...

When Metaphors Fail

Fiction by Michael A. Kiggins It’s late, and you’re tired and he’s tired, but you’re putting as much into this as you can, hoping he’ll...

Running in Bed

Running in Bed by Jeffrey Sharlach Two Harbors Press Reviewed by Chuck Willman Running in Bed—in a nutshell—is the tale of a nice Jewish boy moving to the...

The Origin of AIDS

The Origin of AIDS by Jacques Pepin Cambridge University Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald The first officially documented AIDS cases surfaced in the United States in 1981. With the...

Riddle

Lacking self-reliance I am opportunistic Replicate madly Exist non-cellular Abhor succor, neither Gather favorites How indemnification vexes— My aides scurry Acquire Mass reversal Syndromic streams Damaged signs and wonders Outcast entity is my name I...

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DIFFA’s “Dining By Design” Returns

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) brings its storied fundraising event, Dining by Design, to Pier 92, New York City, from March 22...

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