05/12/2013 10:47 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Heroin Epidemic: The Gay Community's Newest Threat?

I lost my girlfriend to an epidemic I didn't know existed. How could this happen?

I have attempted to block out a particular moment from this past winter and have utterly failed. Mere months have passed, yet that moment — along with the few months that preceded it — have aged me enormously, and I’m only in my twenties.

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