Spotlight on Mali

Did faith-based AIDS ideology help create the current situation? Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren As I wrote this column, the latest outbreak of civil war...

Dropping the Ball

Dropping the Ball Is it time to forge new connections & strengthen our AIDS communities? by Chuck Willman I’m angry. So as I write this, I cannot...

We Care—We Are the AIDS Community!

Thanks for Everything! Not to be maudlin, but by the first week of October I felt I deserved a pity party or at least a...

Self-Care & My Struggle with Self-Pleasure

My Struggle with Self-Pleasure Self-care is an act of becoming by George M. Johnson Earlier this year I wrote a story disclosing my HIV status to the...

The Unjust Demand to Disclose

Ready? Disclose Everything! No one reveals personal information at the drop of a hat, so why should we? by George M. Johnson I’ve recently had conversations and...

Art as Activism

Art is unstoppable. Take away our paints and canvases, and we will use charcoal on a wall. Take away our stage, and we will...

These Days

Beep beep beep. I am a six year old crying in the corner. There is a nurse with eight arms and six hands; all moving...

Be the Trumpet

Is it just me or do people really see what I see? Do people really understand that after fifty years of HIV in America...

Playing Dress Up

I like to dress up for sex. The 70’s is my favorite era; so I am wearing a well-worn baseball cap, high white cotton...

Just*in Time: Meth Use & HIV

Do you ParTy? I get this question all the time on apps like Grindr, Jack’d, Scruff or Growlr. Okay, more on Grindr. But I...

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Navigating Serodiscordant Attitudes

Here I Go Again Different Guy, Same Story? by John Francis Leonard Well, I said I would take a long break from talking about the long-distance relationships...