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HIV in the Ghetto: Review

HIV in the Ghetto An Analysis of the Lived Experiences of African-American Women With HIV in Chicago’s Inner City by Dr. Kenneth M. Nole CreateSpace Reviewed by John...

Chuck Forester: Writer & Advocate

Sex Is Our Birthright Chuck Forester revisits the early epidemic in his new novel by Raymond Luczak Because I’d grown up in the Upper Midwest, as in...

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Review

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman Arsenal Pulp Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In her new non-fiction...

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...

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...

Male Sex Work and Society: Review

Male Sex Work and Society Edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott Harrington Park Press This book is a wide-ranging, scholarly consideration of male sex work. The...

Stephen Zerance: Writer & Advocate

Never Mind the Wasp In a new collection of poetry, Stephen Zerance explores how we respond to danger, risk & fear by Noah Stetzer "I’m a danger...

E. Lynn Harris: August 2002

Writing Life Novelist E. Lynn Harris Shares with A&U’s B. Andrew Plant How AIDS Helped Inspire Him to Start Writing, Why the Pandemic Is Integral...

Literary Award Winners Announced

  Christopher Hewitt Award Winners 2013 A&U Magazine congratulates the winners of the first annual Christopher Hewitt Awards in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Drama. The quality...

Gay Gotham: Review

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York by Donald Albrecht, with Stephen Vider Skira Rizzoli Reviewed by Hank Trout Confession: I dearly love exhibit-specific museum books....

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Depression in Older Black Women with HIV On February 22, 2020, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and ACRIA...

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