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Why We Dance

Why We Dance Because we do the electric slide into the clinic to the tune of crying babies. Because every day we fox trot in and...

Literary Award Winners Announced

  Christopher Hewitt Award Winners 2013 A&U Magazine congratulates the winners of the first annual Christopher Hewitt Awards in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Drama. The quality...

Fear

  Fear When our bodies knuckled and slithered against each other, all I could taste was your blood seeping through your pores as it poured into me. Your ink was a...

After

After by Chuck Willman JMS Books Writer (and A&U columnist) Chuck Willman invites you into the world of committed partners Gabe and Chris, who have settled into...

My Life After Now

My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi Sourcebooks Fire Reviewed by Sally Hessney Jessica Verdi’s debut novel My Life After Now is about a teenager who tests positive...

AIDS in the End Zone

AIDS in the End Zone Kendra Albright and Karen Gavigan, editors Sarah Petrulis, illustrator University of South Carolina Reviewed by Sally Hessney University of South Carolina library science professors...

The Valiant Ones

  The Valiant Ones they left so abruptly the valiant ones countless many known many more nameless the truest sons and singers husbands and poets lovers and wives daughters and farmers workers and sisters brothers and...

Two Poems

Two Poems by Melissa Fry Beasley To My Beloved Aunt and Friend Something mysterious that came out of nowhere wouldn’t leave us alone, this thing we would...

Missing

Missing by Drake Braxton Seventh Window Publications Reviewed by Alina Oswald Award-winning photographer and long-term AIDS survivor Kurt Weston once shared his belief that any extreme situation—be...

Holding Breath

An excerpt from Holding Breath: A Memoir of AIDS' Wildfire Days by Nancy Bevilaqua In his last few weeks, David rarely lay down anymore. At night,...

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Let’s Talk About PrEP

On July 27, 2018, Chicago’s Howard Brown Health unveiled a new song and music video, “Let’s Talk About PrEP,” intended to spread awareness about...