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November 2007

 

Pray Tell
by Lucile Scott
He’s an HIV-positive military vet who speaks openly about his relationships with men. And that’s precisely what makes Reverend Stacey Latimer ideally suited to help lead the black church’s growing fight against AIDS across America. 

The South Shall Rise Again
by Jimmie Briggs
In the two years since POZ last charted AIDS in its new U.S. epicenter—the South—infection rates have continued to rise in the region. In 2005, the South accounted for 41 percent of people with HIV in the nation; today, it’s home to 45 percent of new AIDS cases. The regional epidemic is further complicated by the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina and an unnatural disaster: poor federal AIDS funding. 

Coming Clean
by Kellee Terrell
Brenda Chambers and Leslie Williams share how they kicked their drug and alcohol habits while supporting their families and surviving HIV. 

On Your Marks
by Tim Horn
Our goal is to stay healthy by outrunning HIV. But is it smarter to get a head start or come from behind? 

What’s In, What’s Out
by Laura Whitehorn
A timeline of HIV therapy trends

Sperm of the Moment
by Josh Sparber
Some positive men ditch condoms—and forego sperm washing—to make babies safely with negative women.

Ready for Your Screen Test?
by Laura Whitehorn
A simple lab exam allows positive people to avoid a dangerous reaction to the HIV med abacavir.

Staph Directory
Without a lot of dough or high-tech equipment, hospitals can conquer a dangerous infection.

(Not So) Free of Charge
by Nicole Joseph
A new report exposes the often prohibitive hidden treatment costs of otherwise free HIV care.

The Simplex Life
by Rachel Rabkin Pechman
Managing HIV and herpes, one step at a time

The Big Fix
by Tim Murphy
In light of the many HIV treatment advances, are we forgetting to set our sights on a cure? 

Lost
by Juliana Shulman
AIDS stigma washes up on Papua New Guinea.

Scotch Guard
by James Wortman
Scotland and Afghanistan share an epidemic.

Sounds Like a Plan
by Bob Ickes
Demand to hear the candidates’ AIDS strategies.

I Got Tested for HIV... And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
by Nicole Joseph

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Babe Boom
by Bob Ickes
Happy 20th anniversary to Paul Lekakis’s 1987 party anthem “Boom Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room)."

The Profiler
by James Wortman
By de-emphasizing their HIV status in an online profile, will HIV-positive people more easily find love—or letdowns?

Hot or Not?
by Kellee Terrell

Release Party
by Kellee Terrell

Toxic Avengers
by James Wortman
Michael De Jong, author of Clean: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing has boiled down housekeeping to five key elements—four of which are edible.

Ticket to Ride
by Nicole Joseph
One woman puts the bike pedal to the metal,  taking the ride of her life to fight AIDS.

Medical Leave
by Shawn Decker
Shawn Decker never thought he’d outlive his HIV doc—so he never said goodbye.

Saturday's Child
by John-Manuel Andriote
Saturday Night Fever turns 30—taking me back where I belong

Editor's Letter-November 2007
by Regan Hofmann
Down in the Delta

Mailbox-November 2007

Catch of the Month-November 2007

 


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