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April 2003

It Happened In April
by Staff

Good Morning, HAART Break
by Bob Lederer
Flying the cocktail coop is every pill-weary HIVer’s dream, but is a drug holiday right for you?  With formal study results far from hatching, HIV docs are going on basic guidelines and gut sense to help patients weigh in what they have to gain-or lose-from kicking their combos for a time

Putting On The Ritts
by Degen Pener
When famed photographer Herb Ritts died suddenly at 50, the media never mentioned the A-word, let alone his heroic battle against blindness.  Gay critics cried coverup.  Even his friends were upset.  This is the real story they say Ritts wanted told

We Interrupt This Program
by Staff

Wish You Were Here
by Staff

BABAA Black Sheep
by Tim Murphy
With fed-funded AIDS groups on abstinence-only watch, a St. Louis scandal sparks a firing.  Will it burn HIV prevention bridges for a young black men?

Pos & Neg
by Staff

The Oral Majority
by Alex MacDonald

C No Evil
by Laura Whitehorn

Sunday Best
by Kayreth Williams
A passionate practice-what-you-preach pastor gets HIV-tested in front of his flock 

Sure Shot
by Adam Bible

Golden Gates
by Adam Bible

Condom Man!
by Glen Gaylord

Suffering Fools
by Josh Sparber and Kayreth Williams

by Suzy Martin

Toys 'R' Us
by Suzy Martin

Bi'er Beware
by Suzy Martin

Research & Derailment
by Nicholas Thompson

The Secretary
Winona Ryder will put in a quarter of her community service time at the LA-based Caring for Children and Families with AIDS.

We Got You Covered
by Benjamin Ryan
Do health benefits have you holding onto a lousy job, scared to lose or leave it? Follow your bliss-HIVers have a safety net out there. 

Desperate Measures
Get covered through your spouse’s plan— or your lover’s, if his or her company offers domestic-partner bennies.

The Bottom Line
by Staff

I Want My HIV MD!
by Alyson Browett
A California law sets a pro-PWA precedent

B and Thee
by Michelle Tan

Safe Passage
by Bob Lederer

Lord of the Ring

by Tim Murphy

It’s good for your health.

On Your Mark
by Tim Murphy

by Tim Murphy

To Kiss and Tell
by Patrick Califia
Our intrepid shrink, Patrick Califia, puts three disclosure doozies on the couch                

Fantasy Island
by LeRoy Whitfield
Leroy Whitfield gets his groove back in Jamcia-until he gives tongue    

by Staff

Prophet of Boom
by Josh Sparber
’80s pop star Paul “Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room)-Lekakis got the bug-and now he’s acting up a storm

Publisher's Letter
by Brad Peebles

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