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...

The Horror Show in Washington

Halloween always reminds me of the curious fact that we all enjoy being scared. Whether it’s watching campy Bela Lugosi or Boris Karloff movies...

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...

Friendship & Long-Term Surviving

Voice & Dance Lessons We should remember to celebrate friends helping friends by Hank Trout Friends have brought to my attention that my For the Long Run...

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...

65 Is the New 80

New Year’s Eve 2017: my sixty-fifth birthday. As I write this, slightly more than a month before the dreaded day, I wish I could...

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...

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’...

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...

The Prodigal Queer

When I first heard last year that my alma mater—West Virginia University, in Morgantown—had opened a new LGBTQ+ Center, I must admit, I was...

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Candy Samples’ Powers for Good: Lacie Bruce

Back in 2018, I was visiting family in Athens, Georgia, and snagged a ticket to the big AIDS fundraiser event for Northeast GA, The...

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