Simple Truth

Sometimes we become weighed down by the complexities of life, and, in particular, the intricate challenges we face as we navigate life with HIV/AIDS....

Versed in Adversity

As we look to the fall and all the educational responsibilities of raising literate children (in my case grandchildren) in an age that favors...

Family Values & Generational AIDS Advocacy

Just mention grandmothers and AIDS and one thinks immediately of the pandemic in South Africa and other countries on that continent. Grandmothers empowered themselves...

Jump In!

Jump! Jump—for my love! When I saw on social media that The Pointer Sisters performed at AIDS Walk New York last month, I was...

The Beat Goes On

More than twenty years ago, A&U featured Joan Rivers in a cover story interview, written by Glenn Gaylord. October 1996, to be exact. We...

Kids in America

About the same time that I learned that Chloë Sevigny had agreed to be our April cover story, I got a call from a...

Voices Carry

Mass shootings in American schools have occurred so frequently of late that when you bring up the topic in conversation, your listener is likely...

AIDS Is Not a Metaphor

Flesh & Blood by David Waggoner For hundreds of years, many immigrants have come to our shores in search of a better life. A better life...

Seven Banned Words

Just when I thought it was safe to be an HIV-positive American, I read that there are words that are no longer safe from...

Speak Now

December 1 is officially World AIDS Day! Oh, if only this December 1 were the last day of HIV on the planet—wouldn’t that be...

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High Flight

High Flight Part VI of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemic by Bruce Ward The medical term is prodromal: the period...

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