World Aids Day

World AIDS DAY 2014: "I cannot speak for the LGBT community; I can say that in the straight community, HIV/AIDS hardly registers"

World AIDS DAY 2014: "I cannot speak for the LGBT community; I can say that in the straight community, HIV/AIDS hardly registers"

People are no longer dying in droves large enough to make the evening news: I doubt any teachers are screening the movie Philadelphia with their students as they did when I was in high school. Also, it seems like you never really hear of anyone getting to the stage of full-blown AIDS anymore. We are no longer afraid to have “poz” friends for fear of contracting it from a hug. While I know very few HIV-positive people, it seems like the burden of prevention has shifted back to gay men, even though they are not the only ones affected. 

Let's talk about sex...Baby, lets talk about you and me…

Let's talk about sex...Baby, lets talk about you and me…


Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, and as long as I can remember, AIDS has been a big part of my life. As I headed to bed one night this past week, I gazed upon the bedroom wall at a grid of family portraits my father painted. One of the paintings caught my eye. I saw something I had not seen in years, something I maybe never really noticed in one of the portraits...