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August 2000

The Miseducation of Nushawn Williams
by Lisa Kennedy
In October 1997, his face was plastered on every lamppost and storefront in Chautauqua County, New York. Now, for the first time, the "AIDS monster" grapples with love, sex, crime and even, almost, responsibility.

Smear Tactics
Studies show that if you're HIV positive, you're more vulnerable to cervical and anal cancer, two potential killers that you can easily stop up front. Or is that down below?

America's Most Unwanted
by Laura Whitehorn
POZ coducts the first-ever national survey of new HIV-transmission crimes

Stranger Than Fiction
The roots of imaginative literature about AIDS lie in the rage and despair of the crisis years. But as these four new flowerings show, writers are looking at illness and loss with an increasingly subtle, ironic eye—and finding meaning in surprising places.

The Bottom Line
by Lark Lands
If you heard that in the past decade there was a 34-fold increase in any potentially deadly illness among PWAs, you’d be worried.

Treat Your Cervix Well
by Sue Rochman
Brenda was 25 years old and six months pregnant when she learned she had HIV in December 1996. Two months later, she felt a bump on her outer labia and underwent a complete gynecological exam.

Anal Alphabet
by Lark Lands
Your anal Pap smear report will contain one of the following classifications:

Editor's Letter
by Walter Armstrong

Mailbox

He The People
by Bob Lederer
Kiyoshi Kuromiya
1943-2000

All My Children
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

NEG/POS

Skin To Skin
by Griffin Shea

Say What?

Monkey Business
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

Calling All Dykes

Live Boys!
by Chad Kaydo

Cyber HIVerite
by Chad Kaydo

One-Man Wonders
by Angelo Ragaza

Sound Byte
by Angelo Ragaza

Catching Up With...
by Kevin O'Leary

The Breakfast Club
by Kevin O'Leary

21st-Century Fox
by Doug Ireland
The new head of AIDS Action, the staid (some say stale) lobby group for AIDS service organizations, promises congressional clout and fresh ideas. Doug Ireland goes inside the Beltway.

Across the Digital Divide

Arch Enemies
by Martin Delaney
The other ACT UP has declared war on the entire AIDS community. Martin Delaney, a veteran of their violence, is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore.

The Hole Truth
by Stephen Gendin
Stephen Gendin goes in for a Pap smear and comes out with a date for surgery. But after talking to others who bent for the knife, that’s one anal experience he’ll take a pass on.

Cheap Shots
by Dave Gilden
Five drug-makers prescribe treatment availability for Africa. Dave Gilden says, “Put your R&D where your mouth is.”

Gimme a Break!
by Emily Carter
Strategic Treatment Interruptions—a.k.a. drug holidays—are the new dream destination. But are they for everyone?  Keith Henry, MD, gives Emily Carter a travel advisory.

Comfort Zone - August 2000
by Staff

Lawnmower Man
by As Told to Lark Lands
Is the grass greener after Sean Strub’s second drug holiday? Whether it revved up his immune system is too soon to tell.

Sign of the Times
by Tim Horn

Plantar’s Punch
by Greg Lugliani
Sure, that podiatrist is pretty—but pricey! Let Nursie take a peek at that wicked wart on your footsie first.  

Herb of the Month - August 2000
by Michael Onstott

Crack the Combination
by Maia Szalavitz

Damsels in De-Stress
by Lark Lands

Fire Escape
by Laura Whitehorn


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