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‘Don’t Forget This Happened’
By Melanie Brooks
A COVID-era plea on World AIDS Day
In the Face of Death, We Laughed
By Laura Gentle
As AIDS ravaged my friend's body, levity carried us through the end.
‘My Death Stories Are My Birth Stories’
By Emily Ziff Griffin
That precious, precarious, otherworldly state of giving birth reminded me of something else: grief.
The Long Arc of My Mentor’s Impact
By Samuel G. Freedman
Jeff Schmalz was my advocate in the newsroom — and the first openly gay man I knew. Even years after his death, his influence on my life takes on new forms.
Are You My Papi?
By Mathew Rodriguez
As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
My First Real World AIDS Day
By Whitney Joiner
My father died of AIDS 22 years ago. For more than two decades, I avoided World AIDS Day. This year, I'm owning my history. Here's why.
What I Mourn When I Mourn Robin Williams
By Alysia Abbott
What Gen Xers mourn when we mourn Robin Williams.
Here’s ‘How Americans Die’
By Gabrielle Birkner
With a series of absorbing motion graphics, Bloomberg View explores the nation's mortality stats over a generation.
Remembering Parents Lost to AIDS
By Modern Loss
Hundreds of thousands have died of AIDS in this country. Now, two women are building a community of those who lost parents to the disease.
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