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"Santa, the Boat, and the Boychild"

In 1989, two years before receiving his HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today.

Santa Claus Dear Dan, I had two prized possessions a...

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Little Bear: A Love Story

Teddy Bear In 1989, two years before receiving his own HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today. The letter that follows is a love stor...

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Provincetown Before AIDS

In 1989, two years before receiving his own HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist David Bloom. They remain relevant today.

July 10, 1989

Dear Dan,

"I see we have a number...

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An Interview With John Senneff

Coping With Peripheral Neuropathy The Body recently talked with John Senneff, a retired lawyer who has had peripheral neuropathy for more than ten years. He is not HIV positive, but general peripheral neuropathy has a lot in common with HIV-induced p...

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Selections from The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex

The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex

From Chapter 4: Non-HIV Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases

In the AIDS era, most guys are so worried about HIV that they forget about all the other viral sexually transmitted diseases. Although the list is long, the mos...

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A Personal History of the Epidemic

"My own personal history of the epidemic is no different from that of any other man of my generation who has lived at ground zero and survived to tell the tales."

Where the Rainbow Ends, Jameson Currier's first novel, will be published this month by...

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Letter to My Therapist

In 1989, two years before receiving his own HIV-positive diagnosis, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. They remain relevant today.

July 4, 1989

Dear Dan,

Death is a constant com...

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Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Elements

This excerpt is reprinted by permission of Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers from Dr. Mary Romeyn's new book Nutrition and HIV: A New Model for Treatment. Dr. Romeyn is an internist on staff at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, with a priva...

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Personal Stories

Coming to Terms: To My Psychotherapist, Dan

This is a companion piece to the article, "Oh, For My Bath!", which was published in the November 1997 Body Positive. In 1989, poet and writer Dennis Rhodes wrote a series of candid letters to New York psychotherapist Daniel Bloom. What follows is dr...

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The Encyclopedia of AIDS: : A Social, Political, Cultural, and Scientific Record of the HIV Epidemic

The Body is pleased to feature select entries from each of the eight major topic sections of the Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia is now available in paperback from Penguin Putnam. To find out more about this book or to order, click here.

Foreword

Th...