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No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot, with Ruth Marchall W.W. Norton & Company Reviewed by Alina Oswald How does one define...

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...

Time Piece

Do you remember hospital visits? Medicine too toxic to be touched by human hands and dispensed throughout the day? Do you remember digital watches with...

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt The Dial Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate The AIDS crisis of the 1980s (it wasn’t widely known as HIV or...

When Metaphors Fail

Fiction by Michael A. Kiggins It’s late, and you’re tired and he’s tired, but you’re putting as much into this as you can, hoping he’ll...

Running in Bed

Running in Bed by Jeffrey Sharlach Two Harbors Press Reviewed by Chuck Willman Running in Bed—in a nutshell—is the tale of a nice Jewish boy moving to the...

The Origin of AIDS

The Origin of AIDS by Jacques Pepin Cambridge University Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald The first officially documented AIDS cases surfaced in the United States in 1981. With the...

Riddle

Lacking self-reliance I am opportunistic Replicate madly Exist non-cellular Abhor succor, neither Gather favorites How indemnification vexes— My aides scurry Acquire Mass reversal Syndromic streams Damaged signs and wonders Outcast entity is my name I...

Prayer for Immunity in Grand Army Plaza

Prayer for Immunity in Grand Army Plaza At a quarter to dusk a moon froze in the groin of an elm, horses on the arch dragged...

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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Shelter in Place: Art & Isolation

Shelter in Place Artists Respond to Isolation & Loneliness in the Age of COVID-19 by Hank Trout People living with HIV/AIDS are very well acquainted with isolation...

My Mother, My Ally