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...

HIV, Cancer, Us

HIV, Cancer, Us HIV increases the risk of cancer, especially in long-term survivors by Hank Trout If you log on to Facebook, Twitter, or other social media...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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,...

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’...

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...

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...

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Maid Service by John Whittier Treat JMS Books Reviewed by Chael Needle In the mid-eighties, 1985 or 1986, but perhaps slightly earlier, my brother Doug’s friend Glenn traveled...

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