Be Kind

I am standing in front of my bathroom mirror. I have two 100-watt “Ultra White Natural Light” light bulbs just above my vanity, so that...

Jairo Flores D’l Carpio: Advocate

His vibrant name could be a fitting moniker for a foreign sports car. “Here’s your snoopy reporter, Ruby Comer, cruising the streets in my...

Terry Ray

by Ruby Comer Congratulations! Hooray for you! You did it! We shout these words passionately at the riders of the AIDS/LifeCycle 9 closing ceremonies in...

Reneging on Rape

Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren Instead of Dismissing Sexual Violence in Prison and Its Health Effects, Some Are Unlocking Possible Solutions. Rape is a hot...

Ronn Rucker: Advocate

Ronn Rucker raised a ruckus! This man started the first HIV anonymous test site in the world...in the world! His name is Dr. Ronn Rucker,...

Just*in Time: April 2015

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin— So there’s a new strain of HIV from Cuba that is resistant to all known medications. Do you feel that...

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’...

The Bravest Girl I Know

I’ve had the joy of knowing some incredible people in my life. One of the gutsiest, most unique women I’ve known was at a...

Anthony Youn

by Ruby Comer Florence, Italy I feel like first-time explorer Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday—carefree and in love, as I scoot around Florence on my thrilling...

65 Is the New 80

New Year’s Eve 2017: my sixty-fifth birthday. As I write this, slightly more than a month before the dreaded day, I wish I could...

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It's Never Just HIV HIV Leads the Parade of Several Debilitating Conditions by Hank Trout As I write this, I am in the foulest mood I can...

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