Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

Positive About My Faith

Positive About My Faith A Lost and Found Journey of Spirituality by John Francis Leonard I’m not religious in the traditional sense. Organized religion and its prejudice...

Secrets We Cannot Keep

Secrets We Cannot Keep First It Was My Turn to Disclose a Health Condition—Then It Was My Mother's by John Francis Leonard I tested positive in the spring...

What If?

What If? If Wishes Were Horses... by John Francis Leonard I don’t hold much faith in nursing regret. Everything that happens in our lives, both good and bad,...

On the Front Lines: Living with HIV & Working in a...

On the Front Lines HIV and Working in a Necessary Industry by John Francis Leonard For the past six years, I’ve worked part-time at a grocery...

Confronting Body Image as a Gay Man Living with HIV

Between a Rock and a Hard Place Confronting Body Image as a Gay Man Living with HIV by John Francis Leonard Gay men don’t have a monopoly...

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

To Disclose or Not to Disclose Science reframes the question for our sexual relationships by John Francis Leonard The U=U message, as we individually and collectively gain...

Blaming Someone for Acquiring HIV Is Never Right

Unsocial Media Blaming the Person Impacted Is Never Right, Whether It's Sexual Assault or Acquiring HIV by John Francis Leonard Since I began writing this column, I...

Navigating Life as a Poz Individual: Some Advice

Advice? Who Me? Navigating Life as a Poz Individual by John Francis Leonard Me? Give advice? I admit I was hesitant when my editor suggested I dispense...

The Breakthrough: Finding the Answers You Didn’t Even Know You Were...

The Breakthrough Finding the answers you didn't even know you were looking for by John Francis Leonard It was just another day at my psychologist’s office....

Letting Go of Patterns of Abuse

The Age of Consent Let Go of Patterns of Abuse by John Francis Leonard We often remember things the way we’d prefer to remember them. Sometimes, memory...

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Positively Fearless

Absolutely, Positively Fearless Self-Care in Times of a Pandemic Is Crucial by Hank Trout Living your best life while HIV-positive requires a huge amount of self-care—learning your...

The Tornado Has Returned