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Bastard Nation
by Andrew Katz
His predicament was typical of American adoptees, who are denied the most rudimentary details of their biological history, including even names of those who bore them into the world.

The Eyes Have It?
by Mark Mascolini
You can make one sure bet about CMV. After that, all bets are off.

Their Own Private Africa
by Kire Godal
Don’t be fooled. AIDS is not witchcraft. AIDS is real. So reads a poster in the waiting room at the Kenya AIDS Society, housed in a nondescript building off a dusty roundabout in the outskirts of Nairobi.

Supreme Indecision
by Laura Hershey
Do you have a right to a doctor’s help to end your life? The U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision last June that in no way put the anguishing issue to rest, said no.

Come Together, Right Now
by Joseph Carman
So often the phrase alternative medicine is bandied about to describe what some view as the ugly stepsister of mainstream medicine.

Over My Dead Body
by Kevin Irvine
People with AIDS tend to have a skewed view of legalizing physician-assisted suicide. We usually think about it only in terms of our own illness.

What a Riot
Jamaica jails jumpin'

All About Colleen
by Tom Viola
Colleen Dewhurst’s life was one of passion, insight and hilarity, and her autobiography sketches the complete woman.

Barred and Dangerous
For the incarcerated, justice can be as rare as a decent meal. Michael Blucker was jailed in 1992 for burglary and auto theft; he was paroled five years later, allegedly a survivor of sexual slavery and multiple rapes that left him infected with HIV.

Second-Class Organs
After a persistent press for organ equity by ACT UP/Golden Gate, the University of California/San Francisco fired up the nation’s first transplant program for HIV patients.

Loaded News
Does reducing your HIV to "undetectable" make you "non-infectious"?

Up All Night
by Manjula Martin
As the founder and only full-time employee of Philadelphia’s Critical Path AIDS Project, Kuromiya staffs a 24-hour treatment hotline, runs a massive and website, publishes a quarterly newsletter and provides free Internet access and e-mail to more than 1,000 people.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
In this issue, Joe Eviatar, MD, together with his associate Christopher Coad, MD, discusses recent eye examinations and surgery performed on his patient, POZ founder Sean O. Strub.

Do the White Thing
by Shawn Decker
Lying on my bed last night, scarfing cookies and channel-surfing, I saw Judith Light staring out at me from the TV screen.

Go Fish
by Rachel Sarah
An HIV positive fisherman isn’t the image one recalls from Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, but that’s what José Unanue is.

The Reconstruction Era
by Bill Strubbe
Body wasting, common with HIV, is often accelerated in the face.

ICAAC: Pros and Cons
A year-plus after the advent of protease inhibitors, many triple-drug takers are still in the honeymoon stage, while others are wondering if this marriage can be saved.

Simply Undetectable
by Erik Meers
What do you get when you gather six strangers with HIV who are taking protease inhibitors? Undetectable.

One Singular Sensation
by Charlotte Huff
Playing the character of Richie in the original production earned Dennis a permanent place in show-biz history, though the director, Michael Bennett, initially wanted a woman for the role.

Mind Your ZZZs and Snooze
by Lark Lands, PhD
For many PWAs, a good night’s sleep isn’t on the daily schedule – no matter how much they’d like it to be.

Ad Fib
by Mike Barr
When it comes to positioning for the protease-inhibitor market share, every drug maker has a yarn to spin.

Italian Yeast Fighter
by Raya Miller
An extract of oregano has been found to have antifungal effects, particularly against Candida albicans.

Not Tonight, Honey
by River Huston
This just in: Your sex columnist is not in the mood

What Did I Do Right?
by Stephen Beachy
Don’t tell me your secret and I won’t tell you mine

by Sean Strub
AIDS is disappearing from the national landscape-not because it has gone away, but because it has found an apparently permanent home in poverty-stricken communities and is unlikely to be moving anywhere else anytime soon.

Miss Diagnosis
Women sues for false positive

Cyber POZ: TPAN Alley
by Kevin O'Leary
Need to know about clinical trials?

Let the Sunshine In
by Dennis Daniel
Playing the role of Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago - one of Broadway’s biggest hits – requires David Sabella to dress in drag, sing soprano and look at life through rose-colored glasses.

Michael Jeter Takes on Hollywood
by Peter Kurth
The star of Evening Shade throws a little—on Tinseltown wannabes, media gossip-mongers, gay moralists and his own troubled path to happiness-at-last

Lady Bunny
by Dominic Hamilton-Little
It is easy to dismiss Playboy as a misogynist dinosaur. But before tossing the bunny out with the bathwater, it’s worth listening to Christie Hefner, chairman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises Inc.

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