Stay Angry and Make Trouble

Stay Angry and Make Trouble We can't afford to wait around for a cure—demand it! by Hank Trout Since the end of the AIDS2020: Virtual conference of...

New AIDS Memorial T-Shirt Raises Funds for SAGE

A Stylish Fundraiser Adam's Nest sells new AIDS Memorial T-shirt to raise funds for SAGE by Hank Trout Instead of my usual curmudgeonly kvetching about my health...

Surviving Survivor’s Guilt

Over the years, I’ve chatted with many other HIV/AIDS long-term survivors about the myriad complications of being among the “AIDS Generation,” those of us...

The Conference That Wasn’t There

The Conference That Wasn't There The Good, the Bad, the Frustrating by Hank Trout The biannual conference of the International AIDS Society was scheduled for July 6–10...

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...

New Year, New Me! (Yeah, Right)

New Year, New Me! (Yeah, Right) Start Breaking Those Resolutions Right Now by Hank Trout Well, well, here we are in 2020, an all-new year, bright and...

We Need Social Security

The Choice Is Clear What it means to have social security by Hank Trout I don’t mind admitting that I’m terrified this October. No, I’m not talking about...

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...

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...

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...

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