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...

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...

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