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How Do You Keep Private Private?

From cybersnooping to governmental efforts to compile dossiers on everybody, privacy rights are under attack. With seemingly everyone being outed for something, people with HIV and AIDS are particularly vulnerable to having the information in their p...

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Death & Mourning

A Hero Passes: Kiyoshi Kuromiya (1943-2000)

On May 21, I did something I hadn't done in a long time: I went to a memorial service. It had been a while for me. Funerals seem rare in the age of protease. Even so, I attended a memorial service for a remarkable man. Kiyoshi Kuromiya had died two w...

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Viewpoints

A Code of Silence

Photographs are by Tomás Gaspar, whose work was featured in the Electric Blanket (Visual AIDS Artistsâ Caucus). In 1998 his AIDS photography received recognition at the World AIDS Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. His work is currently represented b...

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How Do You Keep Private Private?

If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end. -- Herbert Hoover

From cybersnooping to governmental efforts to compile dossiers on everybody, privacy rights are under attack. With seemingly everyone being outed for so...

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Suburban/Rural People

In Suburbia

For many years, my image of life outside of New York City was represented by the two famous New Yorker posters. You know, the two where everything beyond Manhattan is vaguely located. Queens, Texas, California, Kansas, New Jersey, Japan, and Europe a...