HIV: Looking in the Ugly Mirror

HIV: If there is a more grimly fascinating epidemic, I would like to read about it. Close as I am to finishing my year living amongst this dark plague, I must admit that I still find more to puzzle over than to understand and more questions to ask than I can claim to have answers … Continue reading

Shining a Light on the Darkest Force

Sex and death are two of the most fundamental elements of the human condition. They are intensely powerful yet private topics that remain taboo in most cultures of the world. Add in a layer or two of moral or religious righteousness and some pretty strong cultural mores and you have a recipe for a staggeringly … Continue reading