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Just*in Time: August 2014

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin, I have a question regarding PrEP as a way to prevent someone from contracting HIV. Can a poz male who wants to have kids with a HIV-negative female on PrEP have children without passing HIV to her and the kid? I know of the protocol before PrEP was [...]

Nir Zilberman

Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Nir Zilberman I was stunned! My ruby red lips blanched white as I stared at a clothing store’s display window several months ago on West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard. Seated in a wheelchair and hooked up to an IV and an oxygen tank was a mannequin in a hospital gown. [...]

Barriers to Treatment Use

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Opening Doors A new survey uncovers barriers to treatment by Chael Needle There’s an old chestnut that goes something like this: People won’t make a change until they want to make a change. In our present context of low treatment rates, change—linking to and staying in care for those aware of their [...]

Chip Livingston

Posted on August 25, 2014 by in Features, Positively Literary

Healing Words Writer Chip Livingston talks to A&U’s Chael Needle About Stories of Survival Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Gabriel Padilha In “Fire and Rain,” the opening story in Chip Livingston’s recent collection of short fiction and essays, Naming Ceremony (Lethe Press), three road-tripping wanderers make it through the fire that has driven them from [...]

Peace in Our Time

Posted on August 24, 2014 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Australia was a trip and a half. It was a trek halfway around the world, but I’m glad I attended the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. It was heartening to be with “my people”—people who care. Time and again, as I introduced the magazine to new readers and welcomed old friends [...]

The Normal Heart

Posted on August 23, 2014 by in Movies & TV, The Arts

[DVD] The Normal Heart Directed by Ryan Murphy HBO Home Entertainment Reviewed by Robert Kingett Sometimes it takes a raindrop to ignite a tidal wave when fighting for equality. It all starts on the beach one day in 1981. The sun is shining, ships are docking, and people are laughing and having a grand old [...]

Building Immunities

Posted on August 17, 2014 by in Positively Literary

Building Immunities     —Stephen Mead ◊ A resident of New York, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, and maker of short collage films. Much can be learned of his multimedia work by placing his name in any search engine. His latest project, a collaboration with Kevin MacLeod, is titled Whispers of Arias, a [...]

After the Cure

Posted on August 15, 2014 by in Positively Literary

Winner, Christopher Hewitt Award for Fiction After the Cure by Stephen S. Mills My fingers were always the perfect size for ribbon making: for cutting, looping, and pinning, or at least that’s what Charlie always said. But maybe he told me this so I’d do all the ribbons, and he could sit back and watch [...]

Maria Mejia & Jason Wood

Posted on August 14, 2014 by in Features

A Warrior’s Path AIDS activist Maria Mejia and author Jason Wood talk about their new book, From a Warrior’s Passion and Pain, and life lessons learned from the experience by Alina Oswald Photo by Sean Black Maria Mejia’s story may be an uncomfortable read for some individuals, but it’s a must-read for many of us. [...]

Voicing That Inner Scream

Posted on August 14, 2014 by in Positively Literary

Winner, Christopher Hewitt Award for Creative Nonfiction Voicing That Inner Scream: Visibility and AIDS in LGBT Africa by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko LGBT Africa held two truths: you fuck, you die. Both truths were intimately woven like tapestry spun by a wild heart against an overreaching government bracketed from the world stage, answerable solely to itself, [...]