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Russell: Fiction by Geer Austin

Russell by Geer Austin When Russell Glickman died, sometime in the mid-eighties, he and I were completely out of touch. I’d seen him once or twice...

America in Transition: Review

America in Transition Created & directed by André Pérez Revry Reviewed by T.J. Banks Tiommi Luckett is an HIV advocate living in Arkansas. Dezjorn Gauthier is a model,...

Nicola Griffith: Writer & Advocate

I Am Not Anyone's Metaphor A&U’s Raymond Luczak talks with writer Nicola Griffith about HIV, disability & community Photos by Jennifer Durham Nicola Griffith is one of...

Mapplethorpe: Review

Mapplethorpe Directed by Ondi Timoner Samuel Goldwyn Films Reviewed by Hank Trout Patti Smith: “What will become of the world when no trace of you remains?” Robert Mapplethorpe: “I...

We Are a Masterpiece: Drama by Gina Femia

We Are a Masterpiece by Gina Femia We Are a Masterpiece takes place at the dawn of the AIDS crisis, when the disease was still a...

Yasss Child: Nonfiction by Dale Corvino

Yasss Child by Dale Corvino "Do you remember when we met?” Nico asked me over a FaceTime call. Nico had long ago lost his hair and...

Rafael Campo: Poet, Physician, Advocate

Then and Now In a Collection of New & Selected Poetry, Physician Rafael Campo Explores HIV in a Medical Idiom by Noah Stetzer 1994 is the year...

Daniel Baxter, MD: Writer & Advocate

One Life at a Time In a New Book, Daniel Baxter, MD, Discusses Treatment Challenges & Triumphs in Botswana, the Universality of Suffering & Connecting...

Randy Boyd: Writer & Advocate

Pathbreaker Writer & Long-Term Survivor Randy Boyd Revisits His Journey So Far in a New Collection by Chael Needle Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black Jalandhar Nayak,...

Julia Glass: Writer

The Writer as Witness Novelist Julia Glass Talks to Mark Olmsted About AIDS, Loss & the Consolation of Words Julia Glass rose to literary prominence in...

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Rebekka Armstrong: Advocate

Centerfold Crusade After Being Diagnosed with HIV, Cover Girl Rebekka Armstrong Became Self-Destructive but Soon Discovered How to Turn Panic Into Passion by Dann Dulin Marvel’s film,...