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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

_HIV and Baby Makes Three_ Busts Pregnancy Myths With True Life Stories Img

HIV and Baby Makes Three Busts Pregnancy Myths With True Life Stories

When Heather Boerner found out that serodiscordant couples could have safe, condomless sex to conceive a child, she knew she had to share these couples' stories.

"Dear Dave ...": The Virus Writes Back! A Blog Entry by Dave R. Img

"Dear Dave ...": The Virus Writes Back! A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"You knew all about me before we met How many friends had I killed, with you watching me do it and yet still determined to get into bed with me eventually? Oh please, don’t tell me you never meant for this to happen!"

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"Right Back Where We Started"

What would you do if the person that you've loved and cared for over the last 20 years miraculously emerged from their coma? Where do you begin to tell the story of what has happened in the world? That's the problem facing Anthony Cipporelli in Right...

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"Bodysurfing"

Sea somersaulted with sky as Matt went upside down in Jack's strong arms. Matt's boyfriend loved to swing Matt head over heels. "Want to take a swim?" Jack teased, rocketing Matt's head down towards the foam that washed up to Jack's feet.

"No, thank...