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_Super Soul Sunday_: Just Another Day With HIV Img

Super Soul Sunday: Just Another Day With HIV

Keith Green and his partner share a simple, sacred Sunday ritual: they sleep in until it's time for Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday. In lieu of a physical worship space, Green has adopted Oprah as his spiritual guide. He muses on how his spiritual ...

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What's Goin' On? Finding Your Voice in the Aftermath of Abuse

Keith Green Childhood sexual trauma can play out in many different ways. For 19-year-old Jordan, it impeded his ability to confront a cheating boyfriend who was rumored to be HIV-positive. I met Jordan shortly after he'd contracted both syphilis and ...

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Viewpoints

Dissecting the "Rocket Science" Behind Rising HIV Infection Rates Among Black MSM in Chicago

Keith GreenRecently, the Chicago Department of Public Health conducted a study of gay and bisexual men, including those who opt out of identifying with such labels (commonly referred to in the public health sector as men who have sex with men, or MSM...

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Personal Stories

Lois Bates

While she admits that transitioning from male to female wasn't as difficult for her as it is for many other transpersons, Lois Bates is certain that the transition from "advocate to victim," as she says, has been the hardest pill she's ever had to sw...

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Viewpoints

That Hump

Keith GreenBecause I am genuinely passionate about my work, it is sometimes really difficult for me to not take it personally. Hearing that one in two African American teenage girls may be infected with at least one sexually transmissible infection (...

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Dazon Dixon Diallo -- Sisterly Love at its Best

 

Dazon Dixon Diallo was working towards a B.A. in English and Communications at Spelman College when she was drawn into the work of HIV/AIDS.

The year was 1985. True to the nature of students who attend Spelman and other historically Black co...

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Personal Stories

Martell Randolph -- Rare Virus, Rare Strength

If an HIV diagnosis is considered to be a "tough pill to swallow," then imagine that a diagnosis of HIV-2 would be like trying to swallow the whole bottle at once. Well, maybe it's not that bad, but for Martell Randolph it has been the toughest obsta...

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Sex Workers

Sex, Videotape and ... No Condoms?

No one suspected what was going on in the upper level units of a residential building on Chicago's North side. But for years, with just a credit card and a computer connected to the World Wide Web, anyone from anywhere could log in and watch.

The pl...

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Mixed-Status Couples

What's Love Got to Do With It? The Emotional Side of Serodiscordant Relationships

"I have a question for you, Keith," Roxanne interjected as we were concluding our interview on serodiscordant relationships (see When Opposites Attract, March/April issue). "Is it love? When someone who is HIV-negative decides to get involved or ha...

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Mixed-Status Couples

When Opposites Attract: Stories From Mixed-Status Couples

Note: All names have been changed.

Alex's HIV status didn't affect Robin's decision to marry him. She loved him and, for her, that was all that mattered.

They talked extensively with doctors and numerous health educators about the risks involved ...