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Double Life: Review

Double Life by Kathey Norton BookBaby Reviewed by Alina Oswald Can we run away from our past? Can we hide in the closets of our lives forever? Can...

The Girl in the Red Sweater

Essay by D.L. Ransom Girl in red sweater…big brown eyes…HIV-free in a sea of otherwise. This little girl, so frail yet strong. My heart aches...

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....

It’s Not Over: Poetry by Mark J. Mitchell

It's Not Over The NAMES Project in Atlanta Just behind The Silver Skillet past the parking lot, a seamstress works—mostly alone—Names are kept here—sorted, folded, catalogued. Shelves are full and...

Lawrence Schimel

Kite Tale A New Spanish-Language Book, Volando cometas, Teaches Young Children About HIV by Brent Calderwood In the new Spanish-language picture book Volando cometas (Bellaterra),...

Funeral Procession

The light changed to green. Bill sat. I sat. The car idled. Green became red and green again. Idling still I lost track of the cycles mesmerized by the mourners at midday...

Abstinence Anthem

  Abstinence Anthem Somebody hid a razorblade in the shag carpeting at school. Jake Graham hammered bamboo spears behind blood-orange fingernails, and bound my wrists in velvet ropes. This was nothing...

Ghosts of St. Vincent’s: Review

Ghosts of St. Vincent's by Tom Eubanks tomus Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing book reviews on material relating to HIV every month is tough, sometimes. There is...

Book Excerpt: Fag Hags, Divas and Moms by Victoria Noe

Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community by Victoria Noe An excerpt from the chapter, "Volunteers" Nonprofit organizations, including AIDS...

Passing By: Poetry by Keiko Lane

Passing By “It is not just that we are not what we were, rather it is we are not.” —W. Wayne Karr I’m racing up the marble steps...

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Crisis in Venezuela

Crisis in Venezuela The Arrests of Venezuelan HIV Humanitarian Aid Workers Sparks International Response by Chip Alfred It was the sound that was heard around the world....

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