Wrestling with AIDS

Parshat Vayishlach/World AIDS DAY Genesis 32:3-36:43 This week on Shabbat we will observe World AIDS Day.  We recall so many of our friends and lovers who have succumbed to the complications of HIV/AIDS.  Those very difficult early years when the gay men’s community was decimated have given way to longer lives, better prevention and drugs…Read more »

30 Years of HIV/AIDS

Today is the 30th anniversary of the announcement by the Center for Disease Control of the existence of  AIDS/HIV.  June 5, 1981 – I had completed my junior year in college at USC. Something had been already amiss here in Los Angeles. Something called GRID-Gay Related Immune Disease.  It was fast and deadly.  By the…Read more »