Tag: AIDS

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How to Survive a Footnote

AIDS activism in the “after” years.

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What Was Gay?

An essay on its history and future during a time when “gayness, we are told, is over.”

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The Limits of Compassion

On PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the experience of covering AIDS in Africa.

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Sex Without Fear

The debate surrounding Truvada, the first drug approved by the FDA to prevent HIV.

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Magic Act: The Making Of Earvin Johnson, AIDS Saint

“His life with the virus would be his witness, his public testimony. Performance as life, and life as performance.”

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The Men Who Want AIDS—and How It Improved Their Lives

The benefits of getting sick in New York.

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Jailed for Success

Why Iran punished two leading AIDS doctors.

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A Complete History of Gerbiling So Far

Richard Gere, AIDS anxiety and the search for the “Original Gerbil.”

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Please Don't Infect Me, I'm Sorry

Sex and status disclosure in the age of Grindr and undetectable HIV-levels.

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Odd Blood: Serodiscordancy, or, Life With an HIV-Positive Partner

I've grown, over the last few months, the beginnings of concerned; he's started to suffer bouts of malaise. Nothing too regular, or too terrible: mild stomach aches, sore joints, general lethargy. In anyone else, it could be anything, etc. In Chad, I grow attuned to the slightest variation in temperature, to the distracted look behind his eyes when food isn't sitting with him.
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Keith Haring: An Intimate Conversation

A profile of the artist.

"Unfortunately, death is a fact of life. I don't think it's happened to me any more unfairly than to anyone else. It could always be worse. I've lost a lot of people, but I haven't lost everybody. I didn't lose my parents or my family. But it's been an incredible education, facing death, facing it the way that I've had to face it at this early age."