Facing Mortality Head-On

Contemplating the End Letting go and facing mortality head-on by Hank Trout For a handful of months now, I’ve been contemplating a decision that I know many...

Fighting for Our Lives—Again!: Blog by Hank Trout

Last night, on a gloriously warm moonlit Wednesday, 9 November, I marched with thousands of other people in a candlelit anti-Trump rally here in...

The Neglect of Survivors Must End

Everyone knows the statistics: More than half of the 1,300,000 people in the U.S. living with HIV are over the age of fifty; by 2020...

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...

Meet Tommy, My Tumor

Meet Tommy, My Tumor When you are a long-term survivor, it's always one thing after another by Hank Trout Sickness will surely take the mind Where minds can’t...

The First Loss Is the Deepest

Do You Remember Your First? The first loss is the deepest, the hardest, the scariest by Hank Trout Every long-term HIV survivor on the planet has stories...

Thanks to Whom?

When people discover that I have been a committed atheist since the age of nine (blame Methodist Sunday “Bible School”), they often ask, “Well,...

Pride In Spite of It All

For the first time in the thirty-eight years since I moved to San Francisco in 1980, I didn’t attend the Pride Parade and Celebration...

Toward a New Definition of “Survivor”

Like many of our fiercest advocates and activists, I have complained that we Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS are almost universally neglected in our governments’...

Guilt-Free Memories

In May 2016, I met photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover when they exhibited at a dinner hosted by Project Open Hand in celebration...

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Just*in Time: Testicular Cancer Prevention

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Here we are in April, the month where a lot of us think about Easter and Easter egg hunts. As...