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1986: The Virus That Dared Not Speak Its NamePart XII of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemicby Bruce Ward Though my public affect was one of stolid nonchalance, I began a private descent into … Continue reading

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I was twenty-eight years old. In just a few months, perhaps, I projected, I would no longer be desirable, acceptable. I would, in fact, become a pariah, a walking manifestation of the disease that was ravaging my insides. Who would … Continue reading

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(to read previous chapters, please type in “aumag” in search box, or click on: https://aumag.org/category/columns/years-of-living-precariously/ “At home, at night, I would go through my little wooden box of cocktail napkins, matchbook covers, and scraps of paper, with scribblings of first … Continue reading

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Remember Their Names: a re-post for World AIDS Day, Dec 1, 2020

(click on link for article) https://www.poz.com/blogger/bruce-ward Reposting for World AIDS Day, Dec 1, 2020 I can only imagine what they would be like now, this band of brothers, and if we would still be friends. In my mind, they are … Continue reading

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Years of Living Precariously, pt VI: High Flight. A&U Magazine

“The flight attendant brought me a cup of warm pineapple juice and I cried. I cried because I was in the pilot’s hands and he had shared a bit of beauty with me and I couldn’t go back I could never go back and hovering in this pocket of air I knew that my life would never be the same.” Continue reading

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