John-Manuel Andriote

John-Manuel Andriote

Health/Medical Writer


HIV-AIDS, Men's Health, Oncology


I am all about empowering others with fact-based information and practical suggestions for living their best life in the best possible physical and mental health.

— John-Manuel Andriote


John-Manuel Andriote began writing about HIV-AIDS while he was working on a master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University in 1985. He built a specialty focused on HIV-AIDS, and authored many articles and an award-winning book (VICTORY DEFERRED) documenting the epidemic in the United States. Andriote expanded his health/medical writing to include other health and medical subjects for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Men's Fitness, and other publications. Since 2017, Andriote has written a blog for Psychology Today called "Stonewall Strong," named after his latest book STONEWALL STRONG, offering lessons on building personal resilience. John is currently the Senior Writer for the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


John-Manuel Andriote holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

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