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How to Survive a Pandemic – By a Gay Man Who’s Lived Through One Before

From the number of complaints I’m hearing of pandemic fatigue and the widespread resistance to simple precautionary measures such as wearing a mask at the grocery store, it’s clear to me that many people don’t fully appreciate what the gay community has been dealing with for the past 40 years…

A Generic Version of Truvada Will Be Available by 2020

Gilead Sciences has agreed to break its patent a year earlier than anticipated. Gilead Sciences—the pharmaceutical company that holds a patent on the highly effective HIV prevention drug Trvuada, or PrEP—is releasing its hold on the drug earlier than expected, meaning a generic version of Truvada will be available as early…

I Lost All My Gay Role Models to AIDS—Be Grateful You Won’t Lose Yours

Respect your elders, because unlike mine, they’ll live long, healthy lives. Not long ago, a gay 20-something told me that, as a 54-year-old unmarried man, I had no business giving advice to members of his generation. Unlike him, my “failure” of being single and childless, and, by proxy, promiscuous and…