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Just*in Time: January 2015

Posted on January 29, 2015 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith I came across your video on the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test. I took this test three times after my possible exposure. My risk was getting a blow job from a HIV-positive woman from Africa. The whole act was about five minutes with no ejaculation. I took in-home tests on [...]

The Metaphor of Rain

Posted on January 27, 2015 by in Brave New World, Columns

Brave New World by Corey Saucier The Metaphor of Rain Why should a song about Southern California deprive us of re-sets & renewals? There is this mythos that says that it never rains in Southern California. There are songs written about it, and films that begin with the promise of forever blue skies. The way [...]

Itsik Levy, Part 1

Posted on January 26, 2015 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Itsik Levy, MD [Part one of a two-part interview] There’s something magical about Israel—a mosaic blend of 4 million Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Could it be their diversity, strength, or pride? Maybe it’s their beaches, culture, nightlife, or cuisine? No matter, a familiarity sheaths me…and I feel at home. Currently, [...]

Grassroots Appeal

Posted on January 21, 2015 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Grassroots Appeal January can be a downer month for so many reasons—especially if one lives as far north as I do. Blizzards, freezing rain, and other health hazards are enough to make me want to get the hell out of Albany. Alas, one has to put the nose to the grindstone; [...]

One Bad Day

Posted on January 5, 2015 by in Brave New World, Columns

Brave New World by Corey Saucier One Bad Day Sometimes a fight is just a fight, and sometimes it’s not So we broke up—“we” being my boyfriend and I. We broke up just a few minutes ago, and it had nothing to do with sex: Nothing to do with HIV or serodiscordancy or condoms or [...]

Just*in Time: December 2014

Posted on December 30, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin, I don’t know if this is okay to ask you but I want to ask you anyway. We are friends on Facebook but we’ve never talked. I know you add people who you don’t necessarily know but at least know of your work, and that is all good [...]

Eitan Baron

Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Eitan Baron “Freedom is not something you are given, but something you have to take”—Méret Oppenheim, Swiss Surrealist Artist and Photographer. As I read this at a recent exhibit in the Haifa Museum of Art, a surge of electricity rushed through my svelte body. I had already taken Méret’s advice! [...]

Tomorrow People

Posted on December 15, 2014 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Tomorrow People December 1 marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of World AIDS Day and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Day With(out) Art. As much as these commemorative days honor those we have lost in the fight, they also shine a spotlight on the present moment. What will we do today to secure access [...]

Just*in Time: November 2014

Posted on December 9, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin, Let me ask you something—maybe you can put this in a blog or something…. [Here’s what I want to say to someone I am seeing:] “I link you to [health] services and push you to go, so that you can know your HIV status and get screened for [...]

Kinky Compromise

Posted on December 9, 2014 by in Brave New World, Columns

Brave New World by Corey Saucier Kinky Compromise Sometimes taking two steps forward requires one step back So the techno music is playing in the background… The curtains are drawn; my boyfriend is dressed in an assortment of leather artifacts (that sort of make him look more like a European post-punk Goth teenager than a [...]