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About bdwardbos

Writer (plays, essays, memoir, blogs), actor (theater, film, TV), teacher, HIV/AIDS educator, cat whisperer

Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.I acquired the virus in 1984:1 year before the virus was isolated and named LAV/HTLV-III;2 years before the ELISA antibody test became available;3 years before I was officially diagnosed4 years before I began … Continue reading

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Last year, I embarked on a journey with ketamine microdosing, as a treatment for chronic fatigue, depression, and dysthymia, a type of chronic trauma. This is my story, for those who are interested in it, and for those who are … Continue reading

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This is the daily pill box that I fill every Sunday evening. This is the story of how it got that way. Part XIV of “Years of Living Precariously”, my ongoing column in A&U Magazine, chronicling my experiences during the … Continue reading

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A New Normal: Telling my story at The AIDS Memorial/NYC, June 1, 2021 Friends: This is a 1-minute “teaser” for my 7-minute storytelling gig this past June 1, as part of a collaboration between The Generations Project and the NYC … Continue reading

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Hey, folks. I was interviewed for this AARP Magazine article, for my perspective as a long-term survivor. Interesting and timely article, all-around. Take a look. 😎 https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/hiv-treatments-research.html?fbclid=IwAR1epIqDcJsVDLT_sLJCp_lIY6ZDDihvgkCygAq078fbFW9ssLIojKSXzl0

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(A Valentine to Provincetown – 2007) “It is as if the residents of Provincetown are the culmination of all who have gone before: the Portuguese fishermen and their descendents remain, as do the parsimonious New England Methodists, the ‘60s hippie-artists, … Continue reading

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Chapter XIII of my ongoing personal chronicle of the 1980s, “Years of Living Precariously”, in A&U Magazine. “Eventually, the movie houses closed. The Anvil closed, the Saint closed, the baths closed, Fire Island virtually shut down, Provincetown was Province-Ghost-town, the … Continue reading

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My cover story in the June 2021 A&U Magazine.  The fabulous and inspirational Tom Viola shares about his three decades helming Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and about overcoming some of his personal struggles. (click on photo for full interview)

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Reading my monologue, “Last Dance”, for the March 23, 2021 event, “It Starts With A Word: Dramatists in Times Square”, co-sponsored by The Dramatists Guild of America and The Times Square Alliance, by the Red Steps in Times Square, NYC. … Continue reading

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A&U magazine essay, Second Acts column: “Hanging On”

For HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, June 5: A repost of my personal essay, “Hanging On”. Thank you for reading. Our voices must continue to be heard. 🙏 “For many years, I have had variations of this recurring dream: I … Continue reading

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