kearns experiencing technical difficulties in publishing HAVVACC (047)—

my laptop is dead in the water. i am posting this from a kinko’s copy center, which is pricey. hoping to get it fixed, but it’s probably gonna take a couple of weeks or so. have no access to email other than my phone.

any assistance anyone can send will be appreciated.




kearns to LA city APHA committee: a new HIV/AIDS & aging advocacy (046)

richardkearns.awo.atomic-moi-0504090915a[october 6, 2009) good morning chairman labonge, distinguished Arts, Parks, Health & Aging (APHA) committee. i have given the clerk copies of my prepared statement.

my name is richard kearns. i am a 58-year-old gay man living with AIDS in los angeles for more than 20 years, am AODS actovost & long-term survivor. i live in an assisted care facility.

i am here today to begin an advocacy on behalf of HICers and People With AIDS (PWAs) who are over 50 and

  1. living in an assisted care facility,
  2. accessing in-home supportive services or
  3. participating in what we can loosely term “HIV/AIDS adult daycare” or support services that range from peer counseling to acupuncture, from medical updates to speed dating.

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kearns: the war that can’t be won (reprint) (045)


this is the first post at, way back from june 2, 2005. still goes.



the war that can’t be won (001)

here begins the journal of an AIDS shaman.

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