“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,...

My Brain Has Become a Sieve

My Brain Has Become a Sieve Or Am I Just Losing My Mind? by Hank Trout f riends and I, all of us long-term HIV survivors, have sometimes...

Asking for Much-Needed Help Is Difficult—Do It Anyway!

Help! I Need Somebody! Asking for Much-Needed Help Is Difficult by Hank Trout When my father died in 2010, I didn’t raid his house and confiscate everything...

Revisit the Past—Just Don’t Wallow in It

Revisit the Past Just Don't Wallow in It by Hank Trout As I sat in the sun in my wheelchair earlier, plotting what I was going to...

It’s Never Just HIV

It's Never Just HIV HIV Leads the Parade of Several Debilitating Conditions by Hank Trout As I write this, I am in the foulest mood I can...

Hands Off Medicare Part D

Hands Off Medicare Part D Proposed changes to access to lifesaving meds would have killed us by Hank Trout Last month, I filmed a PSA about the...

Lean On Me

Lean On Me A trusted tool, an ugly reminder by Hank Trout It’s tiresome manipulating a cane in one hand and an umbrella in the other. It...

My Miracle-Free Rock ‘n Roll Resurrection

Lazarus Lite My miracle-free rock ‘n roll resurrection by Hank Trout Leon Russell, not Jesus, brought me back from…well, from not-quite-dead-but-damn-close. I started to use a wheelchair a...

New AIDS Memorial T-Shirt Raises Funds for SAGE

A Stylish Fundraiser Adam's Nest sells new AIDS Memorial T-shirt to raise funds for SAGE by Hank Trout Instead of my usual curmudgeonly kvetching about my health...

Finding a Replacement for Your Physician

Doctor, Doctor Finding a replacement for a trusted hiv physician is no easy task by Hank Trout What do you mean, you’re retiring at the end of...

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