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...

No Retreat, But Surrender?

One would never know to look at me now that, from 1992 through 2004, in a gym that I set up in a large...

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...

I Didn’t Become a Long-Term Survivor by Keeping My Mouth Shut!

I Am My Own Best Advocate Never hesitate to challenge your doctors—you know your body best! by Hank Trout A couple days before Thanksgiving 2016, I woke...

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...

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...

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...

The View from Down Here

Around the first of April of this year, I began using a wheelchair when I leave the apartment. This was an inevitability that I...

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’...

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...

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Joe Ede: Advocate

Positive Spin Joe Ede Long-Distance Cycles for a Cause by John Francis Leonard Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Brent Dundore A personal narrative fraught with disappointment and pain,...