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....

Left for Dead

I died three decades ago. In my early twenties. At the apex of the AIDS crisis in America in the 1980s. I’m long gone...

Homeless in San Francisco

Throughout the thirty-one years that I have dealt with HIV/AIDS I have faced many serious challenges, but none so daunting as the one I...

Joaquín

March is a month of mirth and melancholy for me. The mirth comes first, with my husband’s birthday on the first day of the...

“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...

My HIV Turned 21

It’s Our Party and We’ll Cry If We Want To was the theme for my day of diagnosis. When I was first diagnosed February 20,...

A Fight for Community Connections

One week after graduating high school, I escaped my small Ohio town for college. Upon coming out, my family rejected me, which fired up...

A Hollow Victory

A Hollow Victory From fighting for our rights to fighting for our lives & back again by Harry Breaux As I put this blank sheet of electronic...

The End of My World as I Knew It (And I...

The End of My World as I Knew It (And I didn't feel fine) by Daralt It was 1987 and R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World...

11.11.11.: My War Began That Day

11.11.11. My war began that day by Nigel Bray What does that mean to most of us? Armistice, probably. The end of slaughter. Our boys, the ones...

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