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Book cover of 'Homie' by Danez Smith; head shot of Danez Smith

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
TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

By Kenyon Farrow
Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism Img

Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism

Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.

By George Kevin Jordan
Non-Binary Sensation Jeffrey Marsh Wants You to Love You Img

Non-Binary Sensation Jeffrey Marsh Wants You to Love You

The gender non-binary influencer and author of 'How to Be You' talks to TheBody about the evolving language of gender and its similarities to ideas about living with HIV.

By Charles Sanchez
Brian Belovitch

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

'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
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The Law of Desire

By Gabriel RotelloDutton, 352 pp., $24.95

June 1977: I came down with gonorrhea, the first of many times. A few months later I discovered what it was like to get crabs. In October 1978, I contracted non-specific urethritis. In January 1979 I was t...

By Mark Schoofs
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Book Review -- Vamps, Virgins and Victims: How Can Women Fight AIDS? by Robin Gorna

Cassell, London; 1996398 pages; $17.95 paper

When human rights and dignity are respected within a society, people live healthier lives. For this reason the normative experience of a healthy woman is already a state of crisis. This provocative, enlig...

By Sarah Schulman for International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
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The Psychological Epidemic

Excerpt from The Shadow of the Epidemic: Being HIV-Negative in the Age of AIDS by Walt Odets, published by Duke University Press, September 1995. Copyright 1995 by Duke University Press. Available in paperback $14.95 plus $3.00 postage and handling. ...

By Walt Odets for Duke University Press