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The Challenge of Adherence: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Though it lacks the deliberateness of fire setting the bridges or boats once one’s passed into strange lands or foe’s territory— dark Rubicon crossed over on horseback, fighting...

The Great Believers: Review

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Viking Reviewed by John Francis Leonard So often in both fiction and non we are given a perspective on the AIDS pandemic...

Why Bother With Short Stories About HIV/AIDS?

Seeking Connections Why bother with short stories about HIV/AIDS? by Raymond Luczak Poetry, due to its power wielded by concision, may be the heart of all literary...

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...

Two Poems

Two Poems by Melissa Fry Beasley To My Beloved Aunt and Friend Something mysterious that came out of nowhere wouldn’t leave us alone, this thing we would...

As If: Fiction by Norman Belanger

What time is it?” He sighs, drowsy from a day at the beach. I move over so he can put down his bag. “The clock...

A Haven Before Heaven: Review

A Haven Before Heaven by Stefanie Held Amazon Digital Services Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In A Haven Before Heaven, author Stefanie Held records yet another chapter of...

Compañeros

Compañeros Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS by Jesus Ramirez-Valles University of Illinois Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Compañeros explores the lives of Latino HIV activists and records...

The AIDS Generation: Review

The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience Oxford University Press by Perry N. Halkitis Reviewed by Larry Buhl Those who reached adulthood during WWII have...

From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso

From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso —near the Mali border, 1999 Ce n’est pas bon—It’s not good— these are the...

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How Low Can You Go?

How Low Can You Go? A Brave New Campaign in Bexar County, Texas, Aims High by Chael Needle Thanks in large part to grass-roots advocates, the Undetectable...

Maid Service: Review

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