Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

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...

Reject HIV Prejudice & Find Someone on Your Level

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...

The Personal Is Political

The Personal Is Political Our bodies, once again, are under attack by John Francis Leonard Now more than ever, with an upcoming election set to free us...

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 HIV Has Done to My Sex Life

Instant Intimacy What HIV has done to my sex life by John Francis Leonard Recently, my editor asked of our magazine’s writers what the biggest change our...

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...

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...

Navigating Serodiscordant Attitudes

Here I Go Again Different Guy, Same Story? by John Francis Leonard Well, I said I would take a long break from talking about the long-distance relationships...

Detecting Stigma

Soon after I began writing for A&U last year, my editor informed me that I would also be, partly, responsible for promoting my own...

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...

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Reaching Past Silence: Poetry by Joe Babcock

Reaching Past Silence It was the summer we had to be smaller than towns where boys with pretty smiles get their teeth knocked out. To be blood brothers...

Growing Older with HIV

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