My Fight with HIV

My fight with HIV began before 1981. I was the third person diagnosed with GRID, at Georgetown University Hospital just before my fifteenth birthday....

Role Call: Rae Lewis-Thornton

Enough Already! HIV stigma needs to be stopped by Rae Lewis-Thornton In the early days of the HIV pandemic stigma was horrendous. Those living with HIV/AIDS lived...

Just*in Time: Language Matters

Language matters. It can promote prejudice and misinformation; it shapes our thinking about who and what has value in this world. Logging into a...

Sharon Omi: Ally

After screening the tender film, Eat With Me, and witnessing Sharon Omi’s stunning portrayal of the distraught mother going through crisis, I was intent...

Brave New World

Brave New World by Corey Saucier Brave New World One Man Navigates the World of Sex and Love in the Age of PrEP and PEP                     My boyfriend likes...

“I Am HIV-Positive”

Every time I give a tour at the AIDS foundation I currently work for, I share my status and say out loud, “I am...

Heart-to-Heart: Long-Term HIV & Cardiovascular Health

And the Beat Goes On A heart-to-heart about HIV, cardiovascular health & self-advocacy by Rob Quinn The best practice of HIV prevention and care involves more than...

Just*in Time: April 2012

by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin, I found you through a search on Google for HIV. I need your help. I am an HIV-negative female. I have...

Don’t Cry for Me: Resisting the Narrative of Living with HIV...

Don't Cry for Me I’ve had challenges, yes—but I don’t define myself as a victim by John Francis Leonard I’ve had an eventful life—who hasn’t? Modern life...

Dini von Mueffling: Advocate

Dini von Mueffling. With a name like that you’d expect the title “Lady” to precede it. Lady…Dini…von…Mueffling! Well, this gal is some lady, and...

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