Latest by Charles Sanchez

My Pal Tina: West Hollywood, Waiting Tables, and Crystal Meth

Recounting his downward spiral with crystal meth, Charles Sanchez writes, "Hang out with Tina, and you don't know where you'll end up: maybe at a bar, maybe at a cool party, maybe at a sex club, maybe in jail."

By Charles Sanchez

Combating HIV in the Southwest: Keeping Arizonans 'SAAF'

You don't hear a lot about Arizona when it comes to HIV, but the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is busy combating HIV and providing HIV-related services and support in the Southwest.

By Charles Sanchez

Hope Inspires Victory: HIV-Positive Filmmaker Richard Flores

With so many tragedies and challenges in his life, it would have been easy for Richard Flores to give up. Instead, he has become a documentary filmmaker.

By Charles Sanchez

Party With a Purpose: New York's Best in Drag

"The real winners of the night were The Alliance for Positive Change and GMHC, which not only partnered to make the evening happen but also raised much-needed funds to support programs at their respective agencies," writes Charles Sanchez.

By Charles Sanchez

VAVA VOOM: Visual AIDS Hosts Vanguard Award Honors

The 13th annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA VOOM) gala honored the careers and achievements of artists and community members who through their work, talent, and dedication strengthen the cultural history of art, AIDS, and activism in our commun...

By Charles Sanchez

PrEP Disconnect: What's Missing From PrEP Messaging?

"It seems as if there's a real disconnect when it comes to PrEP, the populations that need it, and messages to them about it," Charles Sanchez writes.

By Charles Sanchez

Going XXX: HIV-Positive Activist Jack Mackenroth Comes Into His Own

The former Project Runway contestant and HIV activist makes a foray into adult entertainment.

By Charles Sanchez

South African Artist Spends Month as Curator With Visual AIDS

Although he is a painter, digital artist, and print maker, MC Roodt works in both the art and health arenas. "I started out as an artist, actually, but very quickly moved into community spaces."

By Charles Sanchez

'Stonewall Strong': John-Manuel Andriote's Take on Resilience in the Face of HIV

Author John-Manuel Andriote tells inspiring stories of his own experiences and pivotal happenings in LGBTQ history in the past hundred years, showing how often the gay community has been bold, loving, strong, victorious, and resilient.

By Charles Sanchez

Inside 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace's' Story of High Fashion, Homicide and HIV

What does the new series on Versace's murder and the disclosure that he was HIV positive tell us about HIV stigma today?

By Charles Sanchez