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A Normal Heart

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Brave New World, Columns

Brave New World by Corey Saucier A Normal Heart The retelling of a retelling of a really sad (love) story Full disclosure: I date a lot. Three years ago I was feet over face in love with a rough-hearted bisexual man who wasn’t out to his parents. It didn’t end well. Let’s face it, unless [...]

Kurt Weston

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in Gallery

Metamorphoses Award-winning fine art photographer Kurt Weston uses art as a “trans-portal” between a pre-AIDS past and a post-AIDS future by Alina Oswald A generation unaware of a time without AIDS may find it difficult to imagine what life was like before the cataclysm of AIDS. In the same time, it may find it easier [...]

Nathalia Holt

Posted on October 24, 2014 by in Features, Positively Literary

Finding Cures An interview with Nathalia Holt, PhD, author of Cured: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science by Alina Oswald Just shy of a decade ago, the world woke up to the exciting news of the first person being cured of AIDS. His name is Timothy Ray Brown, and he’s [...]

Russell Thomas Grieve

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Russell Thomas Grieve My head is still reeling from the emotional charge of the Pompeii exhibit that I attended at L.A.’s California Science Center. What a fascinating account of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D. that buried for nearly two millennia the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. [...]


Posted on October 20, 2014 by in Features

Tricks of the Trade WehoLife Videos Take a Edgy, Frank Approach to HIV Prevention by Stevie St. John These aren’t your mother’s HIV-prevention messages…unless, of course, your mother is a sassy, redheaded drag star. That drag star would be Miss Coco Peru (Girls Will Be Girls, Trick), who is featured in one of the most [...]

Jacodu Children’s Project

Posted on October 17, 2014 by in Features

Winter Into Spring Jacodu Children’s Project Seeks to Improve the Lives of Children in Roma Communities by Chael Needle Photos by R. James Feaver More and more, HIV/AIDS advocates and researchers are foregrounding the ecology of the disease—the pattern of relationships among those affected or at risk and their environment. It’s a counterweight to the [...]

Mexican Radio

Posted on October 16, 2014 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Once in a while there are reasons to see the upside being HIV-positive. I am looking forward to this year’s United States Conference on AIDS—presented by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), from October 2 to 5, in San Diego! My former hometown on the Mexican border is where, over a [...]

We Can Stop HIV

Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Features

Can We Talk About HIV? Si, Se Puede The CDC looks for new strategies to reach Latinos by Larry Buhl Harm reduction professionals understand the importance of getting people to talk about a disease in order to significantly reduce infections. But what if social norms dictate that the target group doesn’t want to talk about [...]

Patrik-Ian Polk

Posted on October 14, 2014 by in Cover Story, Movies & TV, The Arts

Knockout Trailblazing Filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk Takes Jabs at the Barriers to Sexual Health by Sean Black Photos by Duane Cramer Patrik-Ian Polk can take a great deal of the credit for fast-forwarding queer black cinema into present-day; in fact, some even tout him as the “Father of Black Gay Cinema.” After bursting onto the scene [...]

Just*in Time: September 2014

Posted on October 13, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Hey Brother! XOXO I have a couple of questions I hope you can answer about the American legal system as it relates to screening and treatment when it comes to living with HIV. A friend/past dalliance of mine who is living with HIV is in Washington in jail. Word [...]