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...

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...

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...

Kintsugi: A Survivor’s Reflection on World AIDS Day 2017

Kintsugi A Survivor's Reflection on World AIDS Day 2017 by Hank Trout When the Japanese mend broken objects, they emphasize the damage by filling in the cracks...

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...

Protecting Our Own Against Elder Abuse

Protecting Our Own We are our first, last, best defense against abuse by Hank Trout At a recent Saturday morning coffee, I spoke at length with artist/photographer...

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 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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