POZ Magazine has a feature article this month about Herb Ritts' battle with HIV, near-blindness, and the press' failure to mention that he was HIV positive in his obituary. From the press release: "[PMK/HBH publicist Steven] tells POZ that Ritts' HIV status was deliberately omitted from the statement released after his death in order to protect his mother, Shirley Ritts, who had never been told of his condition."

Putting on the Ritts [POZ]