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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 [...]

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. [...]

Scott Fried

Posted on July 14, 2014 by in Features

Talk to Me Author & award-winning public speaker Scott Fried teaches us to speak “adolescent” when educating our youth about AIDS and life’s other topics by Alina Oswald Let’s face it. Nowadays one cannot talk about HIV/AIDS without bringing up the topic of youth and AIDS. And when it comes to talking to the youth [...]

Living on “The Drive”

Posted on July 10, 2014 by in Positively Literary

Essay by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco Living on “The Drive” 1986–2009 Living in Canada, being Canadian, for me, is being HIV-positive. I don’t know any other way of life. I was twenty-two when I came and got infected. If you took HIV away from me, I would be an immigrant again or homeless, or worse, hopeless. My [...]

Roy Simmons

Posted on February 27, 2014 by in Cover Story, Flashback

A&U was saddened to hear of the passing of former NFL player Roy Simmons, who shared his experiences as a gay man openly living with HIV in our February 2006 cover story.At the time of the interview, he had just published a memoir, Out of Bounds: Coming Out of Sexual Abuse, Addiction and My Life [...]

Nicholas Snow

Posted on January 10, 2014 by in Features

Journey to the Center of Our Hearts In his new memoir, actor and AIDS activist Nicholas Snow takes us on a journey to the center of his heart and offers a blueprint for reaching a complete end of the AIDS epidemic by Alina Oswald Sometimes it is as much about the destination as it is [...]

Mike Hennessey

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Mike Hennessey If you’ve read my column with any regularity, you know that one of my pet escapes is the splendid Santa Ynez Valley. It’s a two-hour drive north of Los Angeles and along the way, the road frequently hugs the scenic Pacific coast. Think wine tasting, the Danish town [...]

Sahar Azimi & Tamara Erde

Posted on June 15, 2012 by in Music, Dance & Theater, The Arts

Dance of Hope Two Israeli Artists Create a Dance Production About Learning to Live with HIV by Chip Alfred Sahar Azimi has been a dancer and choreographer for two decades. Tamara Erde is a documentary filmmaker with a background in dance and theater. In 2010, they met and decided to collaborate. There was just one [...]

Mondo Guerra

Posted on September 24, 2011 by in Cover Story

All-Star Advocate Designer Mondo Guerra Makes Sure AIDS Awareness Is Ready to Wear by Angela Leroux-Lindsey Mondo Guerra, the enigmatic and innovative fashion designer, meets me on a muggy, hot Sunday morning in a midtown high-rise that, for environmentally-friendly reasons, turns off its air conditioning on the weekends. He’s probably exhausted, having just completed the [...]

Heartbreak Exposed

Posted on August 16, 2011 by in Movies & TV, The Arts

A Feature Film Takes the Pulse of AIDS, Broken Hearts & Finding God by Chip Alfred Heart Breaks Open isn’t just a film about someone’s heart breaking. It’s the story of one man’s odyssey on the road to self-discovery and his quest to know the Holy Spirit—wherever that may take him. The impetus for making [...]