Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

Long-Lost Friends

Full Circle Finally I had the courage to return to the city where I lost my friends by John Francis Leonard A few months ago I made...

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...

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....

What I Learned from My Partners, All AIDS Widowers

Every relationship has something to teach us. In my life, I’ve had three serious relationships, a lot of misses, but three hits (so to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Don’t Cry for Me: Resisting the Narrative of Living with HIV...

Don't Cry for Me I’ve had challenges, yes—but I don’t define myself as a victim by John Francis Leonard I’ve had an eventful life—who hasn’t? Modern life...

My Friend Is Newly Diagnosed, But He Is Resisting Treatment

You Can Lead a Horse to Water How do you help someone who just won't accept it? by John Francis Leonard In my July column, I told...

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Pandemic T-Shirts Support AIDS Support Group Cape Cod & Others Adam’s Nest, the gay-owned and -operated clothing and tchotchke shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts, now offers...

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