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Features

A Queer Dietitian’s Guide to Eating for Anal Sex

Anal sex is just as much about what happens before it as what happens during it. To that end, keeping a healthy diet can make the act go much more swimmingly.

By Bobby Box
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Interviews

One Key to Living Longer With HIV? Sit Less and Move More, Expert Urges

Margaret Danilovich, Ph.D., D.P.T., shares the latest knowledge on HIV and aging—and some guidance from her perspective as a physical therapist.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Viewpoints

Practicing Self-Care During the Isolation of the Pandemic

COVID-19 is still spreading—and we’re still isolating and socially distancing. Here are some ways to take care of your mental health during the pandemic.

By Candis Y. McDow
Esther Kim
Interviews

Years After Her Diagnosis, Esther Kim Found Her Long (Literal) Road to Acceptance

“Because of my diagnosis and the struggle that I went through, coming to terms with it, I think it has made me a stronger person. I’ve actually accomplished things I never thought I would.”

By Myles Helfand
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Features

During COVID-19 Pandemic, the HIV Community Is Cooking and Delivering Food to People in Need

While some are packing on the pounds, others are working overtime to make sure our community’s most vulnerable don’t go hungry.

By Tim Murphy
Tony Valenzuela
Interviews

Desserts and Running a Nonprofit Help This Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“It’s not in my nature to freak out about things. I’m irritatingly calm.”

By Tim Murphy
Yolanda Diaz
Interviews

Walking the Dog and Support Networks Help This Bronx Activist Cope with COVID-19 Quarantine

“I’ve been emotionally affected, especially when I look at the news on TV and the first thing I see is Gov. Cuomo talking about how many people are infected and have died.”

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

Walks, the Ocean, and Sobriety Meetings Help This Long-Term Survivor Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

“As with AIDS, the political machinations, denial, and ignorance over the proven science has been traumatic and a source of anger, despair, and depression at times.”

By Tim Murphy
Michael Webb
Interviews

How Digital Parties and Ribs Are Helping This Houston Activist Cope With COVID-19 Quarantine

Houston activist Michael Webb is staying in with friends and ordering his favorite foods to cope during the COVID era. But he still wants to find some good dumbbells online.

By Tim Murphy
Venita Ray
Interviews

How Healthy Eating and Exercise Help This Activist Cope in the COVID Era

Many longtime survivors of HIV are now finding themselves in the middle of a new pandemic. Here is how they are coping.

By Tim Murphy