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.

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.

Reconciling the Cruelty of Life

No matter the situation, you always have two options. You either give up or you get on with your life. You either live or you die.

Information is the Key to Fight Myths of Sexuality

LGTBI rights in Africa get some help from science.

10 Gay Men In Their 30s Give Advice To Their 20-Something Former Selves

Real guys on aging, personal growth and the awesomeness of wrinkles.

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

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

When it Comes to Health Care, Young Gay Men are Falling Through the Cracks

Health-care providers need to view the health of young gay men within a broader context of personal health and not solely defined by HIV.

Flashback 1985: the First FDA HIV Test

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

Study Blames Craigslist Sex for Increased HIV Rates—But the Problem is Much Bigger

Don’t blame the Internet for increasing rates of HIV in urban areas. Blame a lack of adequate sex education.

Let’s End the Bad Blood Policy

Seth Thomas looks at one of the many stories behind why the MSM blood policy needs to change…and one man fighting for that change.

Exercise: write a letter to the person who infected you

Noah Stetzer explores HIV and uncertainty in this sobering poem.

What’s the Difference Between Outbreak and Epidemic?

Arinjay Banerjee demonstrates the differences in this medical jargon

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.

Why We Must Move Beyond Condoms and into Cultures of Desire

“Messages that focus solely on condom use do not engage with the psychological and social issues that inflame people’s desires to engage in risk-taking behaviour,” writes Angelus Morningstar.