The first time Jeff Berry stepped in front of a camera for the cover of Positively Aware was for the magazine’s October 1993 issue. He was the distribution coordinator back then, and reluctantly agreed to step in.

With Jeff departing after more than 18 years as editor-in-chief, it seemed appropriate to give him his own cover one more time.

Looking back while looking ahead led to the idea behind this cover, with Jeff holding up that 1993 issue while standing next to a rack of more recent issues of the magazine. It illustrates not only his editorial career, but the role that Positively Aware has played in his personal life, living more than 30 years with HIV.

Back issue: October 1993 cover and article