The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here—And I’ve Decided to Take It

My First “Fauci Ouchy” The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here—And I’ve Decided to Take It by Hank Trout In February of this year, thanks to the San Francisco...

Writing the Past

Writing the Past Ernest Hemingway said, Writing is easy, you just sit at the typewriter and bleed by Hank Trout On the Monday after Easter, I learned...

“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,...

Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion How Many Times Can You Condemn Me to Hell? by Hank Trout I just watched the “1980s: Underground” episode of the FX Network’s series...

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...

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...

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 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,...

America the Disgusting

America the Disgusting A post-election reflection by Hank Trout It’s 8:31 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. In sixty-eight years, I have never been so disgusted by my...

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