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Life With Hiv

The Perils of Being a Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivor

Matthew Ebert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

In my circle, suicides among long-term HIV survivors seem higher than average these days. Depression and long-term HIV go hand in bloody hand. Drug addiction, especially to meth and alcohol, are entrenched.

Surviving a Death Sentence

Adrian Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Adrian Brooks

We went in for our test results together. It was May 1985. Still, after three years of reluctant monogamy enforced by the dread of a sex-borne plague stalking San Francisco, I feared for my lover of seven years. Christopher was younger and had been far wilder.

Looking Beyond HIV When It Comes To Gay Men Of Color

Aundaray Guess | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Aundaray Guess

Instead of throwing a condom in a young gay black man's hand, first look at what his world looks like. What are his life circumstances? What societal barriers prevent him from getting the message on HIV? Does he feel that he has any worth?

Mixed-Bag Living

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Is the glass half-empty or half-full? I subscribe to the answer my colleague Sally Fisher formulated: "Both!" Life is both full and empty. When we are only in the empty part, we are suffering; when we are only in the full part, we are in denial.

Advice for a Young Man Newly Diagnosed with HIV

Bren Shucart | Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Bren Shucart

When I tested positive in the spring of 2005, it felt like the end of the world. HIV was this boogieman that I had been taught to hate and fear since before I really understood how sex worked, and suddenly this monster was inside me.