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Vital Signs
by Regan Hofmann
Wondering what enables some people to survive when the odds are against them, POZ talked to 18 extraordinary individuals—two are HIV negative, and 16 live with HIV—all of whom have prevailed despite great adversity. Here, we share the traits (and tactics) they find most useful in enduring their battle to survive

Martha Living
by Lucile Scott
After losing three sons to AIDS, activist Martha MacGuffie, MD, 82, makes her home a fortress against the virus

by Bill Strubbe
Five practical safeguards to keep you one step ahead of the Weather Channel (and FEMA)

Double Positive
by Josh Sparber
People who already have HIV brace for a second assault

Less Than Zerit
by Tim Murphy
Cutting a problematic HIV med’s dose may cut side effects here and abroad 

Butt Out
by Cristi Hegranes
Cigarettes clog your lungs. Do they choke your HIV meds too? 

Just Dose It
by Laura Whitehorn
Negative people have medical adherence issues too

Who’s Your Daddy?
by Kellee Terrell
Sperm washing lets positive men parent without fear

Beauty and the Beach
by Nick Burns
HIV med side effects can shift your shape like the sands. Fear not—POZ fashionista Nick Burns has the style secrets to show off the parts you love and mask the troublemakers. Take ’em with a grain of margarita salt

I Give At The Office
by Derek Thaczuk
A career in HIV contributes to mental health

Giving It Up
by Nick Burns
Why people with HIV are going without sex—on purpose

Dial-up Prevention
by Lucile Scott
Teens text their way to safer sex

The Ryan White Pages
by Rebecca Minnich
The debate over the nation’s biggest HIV bill spills into a geography lesson 

Escape Artist
by Jonathan Kivett
I stare at the blood as it leaves my arm and crawls into the vacuum tube

Badge of Dishonor
by Bob Ickes
When it comes to HIV awareness and prevention, the Boy Scouts are tenderfeet

The Tribe Has Spoken
by Lucile Scott
Native Americans demand funds to fight crippling HIV rates

Iranian Bombshell
by Kellee Terrell
Its fundamentalist government offers progressive HIV programs 

Monkey Business
by Lucile Scott
A discovery pinpoints the birthplace of HIV

Bungle in the Jungle
by Erin Baer
Poachers slash and burn HIV treatment

Dancing With the Stars
by Nicole Joseph
Top hoofers take a flying leap against AIDS

Better In The Bahamas?
POZ spotted two billboards, blocks apart in this tropical paradise, promoting opposite approaches to HIV prevention

Doggone It
by Shari Margolese
A tough old broad teaches Shari Margolese and her son how to live

Fear Factor
by Michael Petrelis
Spooky new prevention crusades scare Michael Petrelis to death

The Blame Game
by Nicole Joseph
It’s hard to move forward after your diagnosis if you’re weighed down by anger at the person who infected you. Rookie Rick Witherspoon asks veteran David Brown how to leave the blame behind

Editor's Letter-August 2006
by Regan Hofmann
Swimming With Sharks

Mailbox-August 2006
"I tested positive in prison, and I was definitely one of the folks who thought I’d reached the end of my life." Personals Catch of the Month-August 2006


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