Close friend and journalist Kai Wright pays tribute to our late Native Tongue columnist, LeRoy Whitfield.
[Editor's note: On October 9, just a few weeks after writing this column and while the issue was being mailed to subscribers, LeRoy Whitfield died of AIDS-related complications.
After weeks of feeling conflicted about it, I finally came to terms with the fact that I need the assistance of a home health aide to help me manage my unwieldy life with AIDS.
LeRoy Whitfield remembers the difficult lives of loved ones he has lost to AIDS and tells of the ongoing struggles of those who continue to fight HIV.
LeRoy Whitfield's doctor says starting antiretrovirals could relieve his fatigue. But he says the cause�and cure�for his tiredness may not be that simple.
LeRoy Whitfield says he has a deep hatred for HIV becase it has stolen so much from him. And he wonders why other HIVers aren't equally incensed.
During times of adversity, LeRoy Whitfield turns to the soothing power of music to see him through.
A frightening bout of fainting has LeRoy Whitfield wondering if it is finally time for him to start treatment.
Will the cold shoulder that greeted LeRoy Whitfield's return to his adopted city warm up before winter's onset?
For better or worse, LeRoy Whitfield says he is now a New Yorker, and he is determined to make it in the Big Apple.
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