The Conference That Wasn’t There

The Conference That Wasn't There The Good, the Bad, the Frustrating by Hank Trout The biannual conference of the International AIDS Society was scheduled for July 6–10...

For Some of Us, Social Isolation Is Nothing New

Be the Light at Tunnel's End For Some of Us, Social Isolation Is Nothing New by Hank Trout Here in San Francisco, as I write this, we...

AIDS2018? AIDS2020? AIDS2022?

AIDS2018? AIDS2020? AIDS2022? What If They Held a Conference and Nobody Came? by Hank Trout By now, everyone reading this knows that, due to concerns over the...

Housing Is Healthcare—Demand It!

Imagine you’re a long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS in your sixties living in San Francisco. In the 1980s or ‘90s, your health forced you to...

We Need to Remember AIDS Lessons Learned During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Have Americans Really Forgotten AIDS?! We Need to Remember AIDS Lessons Learned During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Hank Trout In this time of confronting a deadly virus,...

HIV, Cancer, Us

HIV, Cancer, Us HIV increases the risk of cancer, especially in long-term survivors by Hank Trout If you log on to Facebook, Twitter, or other social media...

Heart-Shaped Boxes (and Noisy Beepers)

Heart-Shaped Boxes (And Noisy Beepers) by Hank Trout Every February, department stores, grocery stores, and drugstores are filled to the hilt with reminders that the season of...

New Year, New Me! (Yeah, Right)

New Year, New Me! (Yeah, Right) Start Breaking Those Resolutions Right Now by Hank Trout Well, well, here we are in 2020, an all-new year, bright and...

Death Sentences Be Damned

Death Sentences Be Damned We've All Had More than a Few by Hank Trout Every long-term survivor I’ve known has received at least one HIV/AIDS-related death sentence...

“I Wish You Came with an Instruction Manual”: Our Illness Doesn’t...

"I Wish You Came with an Instruction Manual" Our illness doesn't affect only us by Hank Trout My husband Rick and I (yes, after eighteen years together,...

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