Latest by Charles Sanchez

The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?

By Charles Sanchez

Young, Gifted, and Black: Dancer Thomas Davis and His HIV Catharsis

Since being diagnosed with HIV at age 20, Thomas Davis has used his dance talent to educate and advocate.

By Charles Sanchez

Jordan Eagles Uses Life's Blood in Life's Work

Many creative folk say that art is in their blood. For Jordan Eagles, blood is in his art -- not simply as an artistic tool, but as a precious, universal life force.

By Charles Sanchez

2018 Sucked Ass. Will 2019 Be Any Better?

"It can't all be bad, right?" Charles Sanchez writes. "There are things in the coming year to look forward to, I know it, things that give hope."

By Charles Sanchez

Carrying the 'Torch': Broadway Director Moisés Kaufman Talks About a Post-AIDS 'Torch Song'

The passionate and prolific director talks about what it took to get this new version of the play mounted.

By Charles Sanchez

Angels in Arkansas: My 15-Year AIDS-versary

"I hate this!" Charles Sanchez pouted, as he sat helplessly on the floor of his hospital room. "I feel so pathetic. Christ!" The nurse, Anthony, cooed comfortingly: "I know, honey. Just let it out, darlin'."

By Charles Sanchez

'I Am Detectable': One Man's Story

Usually not just one issue, but a combination of challenges, leads to gaps in care -- and a detectable viral load.

By Charles Sanchez

Broadway's Hernando Umana Comes Out as HIV Positive

In what he called "the most important, scary, and liberating post of my life," New York actor Hernando Umana came out via Instagram as a proud gay man living with HIV.

By Charles Sanchez

Brotherhood of Man: My Experience at a Spiritual Retreat for HIV-Positive MSM

"It's not often that gay men get an opportunity to commune together in this kind of shared spiritual experience," Charles Sanchez writes, "and for me, it was precious and profound."

By Charles Sanchez

65-Year-Old HIV Hero Competes in Gay Games

Stephen Kovacev, a 65-year-old HIV-positive athlete and cancer survivor, is competing in the quadrennial Gay Games in Paris.

By Charles Sanchez