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Let's Kick ASS Support Group of Chicago

These Chicago HIV Longtime Survivors Are Kicking ASS Weekly—Together!

If you or others are longtime survivors who meet regularly for support or fun, TheBody wants to hear from you.

AIDS Memorial Instagram Account

I Was Blocked From the AIDS Memorial Instagram Account for Asking About Diversity

One man's online memorial is "a potentially beautiful project," Giuliani Alvarenga writes. However, "[t]he problem? His project lacks diversity."

Mark S. King

I Wrote 'The Truth About the 7,000.' Now What?

Mark S. King's essay in POZ Magazine has struck a nerve, with massive views and shares on social media. So, how do we create "spaces where people can be candid about their own treatment challenges and look for solutions?"

'The Truth About the 7,000': A Response (and Some Lingering Questions) Img

'The Truth About the 7,000': A Response (and Some Lingering Questions)

"Do we talk enough about those who continue to suffer and die?" Peter McLoyd writes. "With all that we know today, why are there still 7,000 HIV-related deaths each year?"

Latino AIDS Memorial

A Latino AIDS Memorial Stands, but Gentrification Displaces the Community

"Unfortunately, due to the current housing crisis in East Los Angeles, people are being displaced, leaving the memorial increasingly without the community it was built to commemorate," Giuliani Alvarenga writes.

On a Deadline to Stay Alive: A Tribute to Pioneering HIV/AIDS Journalists Img

On a Deadline to Stay Alive: A Tribute to Pioneering HIV/AIDS Journalists

A moving event in New York City honored journalists and other writers who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS but left behind powerful archives.

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Yours in the Struggle

"If you did AIDS work in the '80s or early '90s, you know the one. It's the call where they say you need to come to the hospital/hospice/home quickly because your friend was about to pass," Paul Kawata writes. "When I got the call for Michael Hirsch,...

Remembering Family We've Lost: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse Img

Remembering Family We've Lost: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

Tim Hinkhouse reflects on deceased family members who shaped his character as a child and supported him during his trial and eventual imprisonment.

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Planning Ahead: Making the Best Decisions for the End of Life

"Although it may be hard to think about having to plan for the end of your life, it's better to endure the uncomfortable moments way in advance, while these decisions are still yours to make," writes David Duran.

The Man Who Buried Them Remembers: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

The Man Who Buried Them Remembers: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

Mark S. King sits down with Tom Bonderenko, a Baltimore-based former priest, who says that burying people who died of AIDS in the '80s was the most important, meaningful thing he has ever done.