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Total Eclipse of the Heart by David Waggoner Stigma persists. Just look at what rapper DaBaby said at a Miami music festival in late July. Along...

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Ruby raps with Adam Fried Mr. Fried and I have crossed paths more than once. (Straight away I’ll impart to you: his surname is pronounced...

Demanding Better—But for Whom?

Demanding Better—But for Whom? US PLHIV Caucus' Federal Policy Agenda Excludes Long-Term Survivors by Hank Trout Early in June of this year, the US PLHIV Caucus issued...

Craig G. Harris: A Reflection

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When It Comes to AIDS History, Everything Counts

Everything Counts by David Waggoner As we have looked back this summer at the start of the known AIDS epidemic, we have tried to be nuanced....

Soraya Liza Lanyri: Advocate

Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer Soraya Liza Lanyri He-man hunk Rock Hudson shocked the world when he tragically died of AIDS-related causes in 1985. The dreamy...

A New Normal

A New Normal Part XIV of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemic by Bruce Ward One Sunday, about fifteen years ago,...

Is Cannabis For Me?

Up in Smoke Cannabis Can Be Medicinal, but Would It Work for Me? by John Francis Leonard Born in ’69, I consider myself a child of the...

AIDS Advocacy & Our Odysseys

Our Odysseys One Editor's Take on AIDS Advocacy by Chael Needle In the eighth grade, our social studies class had for one day a substitute teacher, Mr....

Venita Ray: Advocate

Venita Ray by Ruby Comer Marquee Photo by Johnnie Ray Kornegay III "We build power, change culture, and transform systems.” Landing on this bold quote one evening, while...

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