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Swim for Life

Posted on September 12, 2014 by in Features, Noteworthy

Live, Love, Swim Turning the tables on the ice-bucket challenge, more than 400 swimmers plunged into the unseasonably mild waters of the Provincetown Harbor on Saturday, September 6th for the 27th annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla. Joined by more than 75 kayakers, safety boats, cheering supporters and an impressive staff of volunteers, [...]

Amazin LeThi

Posted on September 11, 2014 by in Features

Raise Your Voice Author, fitness guru & Athlete Ally Ambassador Amazin LeThi uses the universal language of sports to change the attitudes about HIV/AIDS in the Asian community and around the world Text & Photos by Alina Oswald “You gotta give them hope,” Harvey Milk once said. His words have inspired generations, and resonated with [...]

Maria Davis

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in Features

Designing Woman Music Promoter Maria Davis and Positive Women’s Network-USA Join Merck’s I Design HIV Education Campaign by Chip Alfred Maria Davis has lived a lot of life. She recorded on Jay Z’s first album. As a model, she appeared in publications like Ebony and Essence. Amother of two, she’s been an ambassador for amfAR. [...]

The Mack Pack

Posted on September 3, 2014 by in Features

Leader of the Pack Using the Power of Social Media, AIDS Activist Jack Mackenroth Assembles a Team for Braking AIDS & Beyond by Chael Needle Photo by Tyler Cheevers Gomes/TCGFOTOGRAPHY.COM With one click, Jack Mackenroth has turned selfies into an act of selflessness. For a donation to his Braking AIDS Ride fundraising campaign, he will [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

5th Annual LifeRide

Posted on August 12, 2014 by in Features, Noteworthy

Lead Feet and Heavy Hearts Fueled by amfAR and Kiehl’s, 5th Annual LifeRide motors across states to Governor’s Island for an unveiling of the Quilt Text and Photos by Sean Black On Monday, August 11th, after a 12-day motorcycle journey from Milwaukee to New York City, a band of not-so-weary travellers revved their engines onto [...]

Born Free Africa

Posted on July 28, 2014 by in Features

Necessity: Mother of Prevention Born Free Africa Counts Down to Zero Mother-to-Child Transmission by Stevie St. John At its heart, it’s a simple problem with an elegantly simple solution. An HIV-positive pregnant woman with access to care and medication can greatly diminish the chance that she will pass HIV on to her child during pregnancy, [...]

Zen Hospice Project

Posted on July 22, 2014 by in Features

Zen & the Art of Letting Go Dr. BJ Miller Helps Create a Caring Circle at Zen Hospice Project by David Rosenberg The sign on the white Victorian house on Page Street in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco reads “Zen Hospice Project,” but the roots of this building go much deeper than its [...]

Harm Reduction in Georgia

Posted on July 18, 2014 by in Features

The Price of Zero Drug Policies in Former Soviet Republics, Like Georgia, Are Spiking HIV and HCV Rates by Larry Buhl Georgia is facing the same problem as other Soviet republics: a surging rate of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). Harm reduction advocates and NGOs have concluded that these surges have been exacerbated by government [...]