Why Men who have Sex with Men have Problems with Health Care in Africa

How social stigma is preventing equal access to health care.

Are You Judging Charlie Sheen Because He Has HIV?

John Glass looks for the important lessons behind Charlie Sheen’s disclosure that he is HIV-positive.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

One grunge rock anthem reveals the connections and disconnections between two brothers.

Making Gay Business the Frontline in the Fight Against HIV

We can continue to remove the stigma around HIV/AIDS by bringing the conversation to the people.

Facing Discrimination in a Hospital For Being Gay? Still Happens.

In the late 1980’s, Doug took his boyfriend, suffering from AIDS-related dementia, to the hospital. He was escorted out by security.

Remembering Stephen: Love, Loss, and AIDS

He underwent a smorgasbord of tests as the family anxiously awaited the answer. But we knew. The innocents in the old snapshot all knew instinctively, even before the test results came in. Stephen had AIDS.

To the Poet Whose Lover Has Died of AIDS

Kenny Fries writes of love, AIDS, and their difficult overlap.

This Dad Rode 545 Miles For Gay Son Who Died Before He Could

When David Flannigan lost his son to AIDS, he decided to honor him, one mile at a time.

Touch Me: When Uncertainty Outweighs Perception and Stigma

This man has HIV. Sheltered from human contact, he takes to the streets of Helsinki to challenge the power of stigmas.

Migrant Labor, High Risk Behaviours, and HIV Awareness: A Bangladeshi Story

Raad Rahman explores the difficulty in fighting HIV among South Asian migrant workers.

Flashback 1985: the First FDA HIV Test

So much has changed since the first HIV test was approved 30 years ago

Breaking The Silence

Talking is part of the healing process.

Exercise: write a letter to the person who infected you

Noah Stetzer explores HIV and uncertainty in this sobering poem.

Ebolaphobia and the Contagion of Fear

“Germ” based fear leaves racism, sexism, and homophobia in its wake.

Monogamous? This STD Doesn’t Care

There’s a new STI on the rise, and here’s what you need to know about Lyme Disease. Yes, Lyme Disease.

Rifling Through A Dead Man’s Papers

A life in a box of papers untouched for almost twenty years.