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Literature in the Age of AIDS: A Report From the Key West Conference

"Invigorating," "inspiring," "annoying," "confusing," and, sadly, even "disappointing" are some of the adjectives that come to mind when I think back on the week-long gathering "Literature in the Age of AIDS" that took place at the beginning of the y...

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I See Miracles All the Time

This chapter, "I See Miracles All The Time," has been excerpted with permission of the author from Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Caregiving in a Time of AIDS by Charles Garfield with Cindy Spring and Doris Ober.Visit Jossey-Bass's Web Site a...

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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...

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Review of Captain Bio: "HIV Attacks!"

Tim Peters and Co., 199620 pages; $1.50 paper

At the Fourth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Washington, Peter Piot reminded us of the still-volatile and dynamic nature of the HIV pandemic and its impact on young adults wit...

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Selections From Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women With HIV

Being Positive

From Chapter Thirteen: "HIV and Beyond"

Recently a friend who lives in the country by the ocean pointed out a house -- a cream-colored gingerbread Victorian with white wooden doilylike trim -- across the street from her. Its small fr...

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Reviving The Tribe: Regenerating Gay Men's Sexuality and Culture in the Ongoing Epidemic, by Eric Rofes (Harrington Park Press, 1996)

Very rarely does one read a book that is of immediate and extreme personal and professional relevance, and at the same time challenges some basic assumptions causing you to rethink certain concepts. Veteran gay activist Eric Rofes has written such a ...

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Personal Stories

"My Story"

Talking With Teens About AIDS, Love, and Staying Alive _Gentle Scott, your story is our story Do you see? That is our connection -- our reflection In your mortal struggle for love and holiness Be strong in spirit

-- Shirah, age 24

_On Monday night...

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I'm Not Done Yet

As published in Gay Widowers: Life After the Death of a Partner Michael Shernoff, MSW, Editor; Foreword by Felice Picano Published by Haworth Press in December, 1997 ($14.95 softcover) © 1997 Reproduced with permission of the Publishers, Haworth Pres...

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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...

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Review of HIV, AIDS and the Law: A Guide to Our Rights and Challenges

Insight Books, New York249 pages; $15.95 paper

One of the great joys of middle age is watching an old friend become a star in his field. I met Mark Senak on the 7th Avenue F-train subway platform in Brooklyn during the late '70s -- way back when I w...