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,...

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...

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