Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

The Bravest Girl I Know

I’ve had the joy of knowing some incredible people in my life. One of the gutsiest, most unique women I’ve known was at a...

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...

Reaching Out When You’re Newly Diagnosed

A Friend in Need Reaching out when you're newly diagnosed by John Francis Leonard As I’ve discussed before, I’ve left a full-time and stressful career behind me...

What I Learned from Someone I Loved & Lost

Not a Day Goes By Someone i loved & lost & what i learned from him by John Francis Leonard I was a reluctant convert to the...

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...

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...

Relationships & Living with HIV: We Should Never, Ever Settle

Settling Down But I'm not going to settle by John Francis Leonard I’m at a crossroads in my life. As I’ve written about before, I want...

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...

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...

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,...

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