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A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors

'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.

By Tim Murphy

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

By Tim Murphy

Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.

By JD Davids

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

On the Day of George H.W. Bush's Funeral, Recalling HIV/AIDS Deaths on His Watch, and How Queers Fought Back

"George Herbert Walker Bush was about to start formally running for a second presidential term," writes JD Davids. "From across the northeastern United States, ACT UP members were traveling to Kennebunkport, Maine, a stereotypically quaint village wh...

By JD Davids

On World AIDS Day, Remembering What the '80s Were Like for Latinx Gay Men in California

"Many of us who are younger don't know what those days were like," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. "But World AIDS Day should be a time when we remember those we have lost to the virus."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

Early Latinx AIDS Activism Holds Lessons for Today

At a recent New York event, ACT UP NY's founding Latino Caucus members recalled a time when community members took the epidemic into their own hands.

By Jennifer Johnson Avril

Aaron Wittnebel, HIV Advocate and Former Mayor, Continues to Reinvent Himself

Aaron Wittnebel, a tribal member of the Red Lake Nation, worked in politics and lost a partner suddenly to meningitis by age 25. Now 35, he reflects on life with HIV, small-town politics and what life at 70 may hold.

By Olivia G. Ford

Avoiding Tired Old AIDS Queen Syndrome

For David Salyer, seeing the "biohazard tattoo" on HIV-positive men -- and their comfort level with their status -- has forced him to confront his three-decades-long journey with the virus.

By David Salyer for Any Major Dude Will Tell You

Pride and the Start of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

While I met my first boyfriend in 1977, I did not attend a Pride event until I went to meet him in San Francisco in June of 1979 for one of the largest Pride events in our country. I grew up in a small, military-based, Southern city, so there were no...

By Dab Garner