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The HIV Life Cycle


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Hepatitis & HIV

May 2001

Diagnosing In The Dark
by Lark Lands
A complex mix of symptoms and a shrinking number of aids physicians can add up to an OI (opportunistic infection) ID crapshoot. Your doc may dismiss diarrhea, fatigue or nausea as drug side effects even when caused by an OI or HIV itself. You can up your survival odds with info and attitude.

The Gospel According To St. Rufus
by Donald Suggs
The AIDS community is shaken by a new federal report that 30 percent of twentysomething black gay men have HIV. Donald Suggs gets the lowdown from Rufus Milliam on his days with the boys on the down low.

What the World Needs Now
by Gregg Bordowitz
South African HIVers counter doomsday images with profiles in radical courage. Gregg Bordowitz reports.

OI Vey!
by Bob Lederer
With their brave new immune systems, HAART-takers are eager to toss their prevention pills. Bob Lederer reports that the sky isn't falling.

Assume the Position
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

Catching Up With: Justin LiGreci
by Clifford Chase

Free to Be...
by Angelo Ragaza

The Art of the Matter
by Ellis Eisner
Ellis Eisner paints the days of HIVers by numbers

I Just Called To Say...
by Doug Allen
Doug Allen meets, discloses to, and loses boy

Sign Of The Times
by Laura Whitehorn


Fertility Rights
by Stacie Stukin
Being positive means never being papa, right? Wrong. Meet Larry and Carol Madeiros, the serodiverse couple next door, who put sperm washing on the PWA bill of rites.

Three Scoops
by Lark Lands

Change of HAART
by Denny Lee
New federal guidelines catch up with top AIDS docs' practice of not hitting early with antiretrovirals.

Comfort Zone
by Peter Staley

Singing the Booze
by Greg Lugliani
Need to kill that killer hangover? Nurse pours on the charms that will get your juices flowing again.

Dubya's Debut
by Doug Ireland
When Bush comes to shove, the GOP is gunning for HIVers, so Doug Ireland advocates ACTing UP again -- and fast.

Brats 'R' Us
by Emily Carter
Bullying and bawling are the MO at the PWA playground. Emily Carter has just two words for us: Grow Up!

Almost Famous
by Shawn Decker

Shawn Decker tunes in to reality-based TV series The Real World only to find that with HIV, the reception he gets is all static.

Second Coming
by River Huston
AIDS never kept River Huston out of other people's beds, but it took an adventure in abstinence to bring her to orgasm on her own couch of self-acceptance.

by Sean Strub

by Staff

Hearing AIDS
by Laura Whitehorn

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