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Pride Month: Caregiving in LGBT Communities

Pride Month: Caregiving in LGBT Communities

It is estimated that 10,000 adults turn 65 and older everyday. Amidst an aging population and shrinking healthcare workforce, caregivers play a crucial role in the long-term care of older adults, accounting for more than 85% of all elder care in the US. According to a...
Facing Mortality Head-On

Facing Mortality Head-On

This article originally appeared in A&U Magazine. For a handful of months now, I’ve been contemplating a decision that I know many long-term HIV survivors have contemplated before me. Letting go. That is, I have considered going off my medications—all of them—and...
The First Loss is the Deepest

The First Loss is the Deepest

This article originally appeared in A&U Magazine. Every long-term HIV survivor on the planet has stories to tell about friends, lovers, co-workers, and/or family members whom they lost to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 90s. Anyone familiar with my writing...