Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

Love in the Time of Long-Term Surviving

Someday He'll Come Along Love, if it happens, would be the cherry on the cake; if not, i still have cake! by John Francis Leonard So much...

Tears & T Cells

Tears & T Cells My diagnosis was a quiet bomb, but the aftershocks still resound by John Francis Leonard Well, as you know, I have your...

Aging with HIV: Carrying the Banner

Carrying the Banner Aging with HIV is no joke, but the past anchors my future by John Francis Leonard Forty-eight. I’m turning forty-eight-years-old and it gives me...

Another Failed Relationship, Another Lesson Learned

Another Failed Relationship Another lesson learned In my last column, I mentioned a trip I was taking to Baltimore to visit yet another guy I had...

Meet the New Grief, Same as the Old Grief

Too Young to Die Meet the new grief, same as the old grief by John Francis Leonard I thought I was immune to grief by now, but...

Mental Health Is Key

Life is tough, we all face challenges—some people seem to have more than their share. I’m writing this month’s column just a few weeks...

Choices: A New Take on the Use of Condoms in the...

Choices A new take on the use of condoms in the age of PrEP by John Francis Leonard I find myself, as a gay man with HIV,...

Fear & Judgment

Whether we’re searching for a relationship, companionship, or a casual fling, probably the biggest obstacle we face as poz individuals is other people’s fear....

Undetectable=Untransmittable: Now What?

Well, it’s finally here. I, and many of us, have been waiting for it with bated breath. Another study, this one much more conclusive,...

A Letter to Myself at 18

John— I’m forty-eight when I’m writing this and I want to let you know a few things. Not a total rundown of everything that happens—your...

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From June 19 through July 27, Institute 193 in Lexington will present “Lifelines,” an exhibition of Eric Rhein’s photography and related work. Although Rhein’s...

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