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Abdi Nazemian
Interviews

Coming of Age in the Early Days of the HIV Pandemic Is ‘Like a Love Story’

Sherri Lewis interviews award-winning novelist and screenwriter Abdi Nazemian about his new book, Like a Love Story.

By Sherri Lewis
global pandemic
Interviews

New Book Analyzes the AIDS Epidemic as a ‘Distribution of Crises’

‘AIDS and the Distribution of Crises’ looks beyond biomedicine for the end of the epidemic.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
David Webster and Larry Kramer
Interviews

On Loving and Losing Larry Kramer: An Interview With His Husband, David Webster

“Even at nearly 85, Larry was still a little boy,” said Webster.

By Tim Murphy
Celeste Watkins-Hayes.
Interviews

How Women With HIV Have Been 'Remaking a Life' and Changing the World

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., discusses her recent book about women with HIV, the safety net, and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Larry Kramer
News

Comrades and Friends Remember Gay AIDS Activist & Writer Larry Kramer

The co-founder of GMHC & ACT-UP, and writer of books and plays is remembered

By Tim Murphy
Jericho Brown.
Interviews

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown on His Forebears, HIV, and How to Enjoy Success in the Time of COVID-19

“I feel like I’m part of something much larger than myself,” he told TheBody.

By Tim Murphy
Magic Johnson, Jonathan Van Ness, Mykki Blanco
Features

Fame and HIV/AIDS: History’s Biggest HIV-Positive Celebrities

By coming out about their status -- even in death -- celebrities can humanize the virus for many people who don’t otherwise know anybody who’s openly living with HIV. They can help increase awareness and fight stigma.

By Mathew Rodriguez
young man reading
Features

Five Books on HIV in the Black Community Everyone Should Have

These are not the only books, but they’re a great place to start.

By Kyle Gipson
Ricky Varghese
Interviews

‘Raw’ Is the Book That Contemplates What It Means to Bareback

Barebacking is not just an act. It’s a stand-in for so many of our feelings about queer sexuality.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Book cover of 'Homie' by Danez Smith; head shot of Danez Smith
Viewpoints

How Danez Smith’s New Book, ‘Homie,’ Holds Us

While fewer poems deal with HIV than in their last work, ‘Homie’ is no less poignant.

By Kyle Gipson