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Writing in the Ages of AIDS

Fear Is in the Air A&U's Nonfiction Editor on Writing in the Ages of AIDS by Jay Vithalani I write these words in a time of catastrophe....

Maid Service: Review

Maid Service by John Whittier Treat JMS Books Reviewed by Chael Needle In the mid-eighties, 1985 or 1986, but perhaps slightly earlier, my brother Doug’s friend Glenn traveled...

Elena Schwolsky: Advocate

Cuba Beckons Nurse Elena Schwolsky Built Bridges During the Early AIDS Pandemic by Dann Dulin What do you call it when you fall in love with a...

Me by Elton John: Review

Me by Elton John Henry Holt and Company Reviewed by Hank Trout The scene is Ryan White’s funeral in 1990. After performing “Skyline Pigeon” at the service, Elton...

In Memoriam: Larry Kramer

In Memoriam Larry Kramer 1935–2020 “If this article doesn’t scare the shit out of you, we’re in real trouble. If this article doesn’t rouse you to anger,...

Poz: Fiction by Norman Belanger

Poz by Norman Belanger Carey calls me. Since the latest outbreak, and self-quarantine, he now uses the phone to talk. We have conversations on the phone,...

Lockdown Lit: What Are You Reading During Shelter in Place?

Lockdown Lit What are you reading to make it through that you think others might turn to for sustenance? A&U writers/editors weighed in. During incarceration, I’ve...

Dead Uncle: Poetry by Ben Kline

Dead Uncle, 1979 Hail Marys lobbed at the altar from the last pew. Only twenty five. Light sentence mumbled fast. No beads. No sweat. I knew Father heard...

A&U Announces New Drama Editor, Bruce Ward

A&U, a national nonprofit HIV/AIDS magazine, is pleased to announce Bruce Ward as the magazine’s first ever Drama Editor. Bruce Ward has been writing...

Patient: Poetry by Ben Kline

  Patient Take your time, Frank told the cutstone trainer untying his white swimsuit. Poppers hovered under the briny draft. Your journey is the point of any goal. Nude, the...

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