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Growing Pains
by Jessie Torrisi
Having grown up in a culture where HIV is misperceived as manageable and no big deal, four HIV-positive youth reflect on the events that led to their infection—and share their strategies for a bold new generation of activism.

A Stirling Example
by Suzan Stirling
Suzan Stirling learned she had HIV when her son and daughter were diagnosed with the virus. She and her (HIV-negative) husband refused to let that stop them. Quickly addressing her health needs and those of her kids, Stirling soon had her family thriving again. They even adopted another positive child, from Ethiopia. But one more challenge awaited: disclosure.

You’ve Come a Long Way, Babies
by Rachel Rabkin Pechman
For positive infants today, HIV treatment offers plenty of growth opportunities.

My Generation
by Rachel Rabkin Pechman
What about adolescents living with HIV?

Can We Talk
by Rachel Rabkin Pechman
Rx for HIV-positive women whose doctors are the silent type

Raw Hide
by Laura Whitehorn
Survey says: Dry skin afflicts positive people. We say: Soften up. 

Parent Trap
by Tim Murphy
When one half of a positive parent-child duo wants to be open about her HIV and the other doesn’t

Homing Devices
by Kellee Terrell
How to stay fit—without straying far from your living room

The Insure Thing
by Nicole Joseph
Young adults with HIV often lack medical insurance in the time between living with their parents and striking out on their own. We’ve got you covered.

Birds, Bees and HIV
by Logan Levkoff
How to talk to kids about sex when you’re HIV positive, without scaring them—and yourself

Pass the Mike
by Ionel Belfiore
Sharing the stage—and the limelight—with HIV

Sugar Rush
by Nicole Joseph
Cross-generational, “sugar daddy” sex ignites the HIV-infection rate in Africa and America—and exposes gender vulnerability of global proportions.

Cambodia Manhunt
by James Wortman
Targeting HIV among men who have sex with men

Girl Talk
by Nicole Joseph
Many young HIV-positive women are at risk for other sexually transmitted infections.

Iowa Rocks
by Kathleen Reeves
Positive residents can steer the ’08 race.

Download This!
by Kellee Terrell
“Sing,” by Annie Lennox

Angels in Africa

They Clicked
by James Wortman

Raven Reviews
by James Wortman

Fifteen Candles
by Noah Murphy
Noah Murphy worried about meeting girls—until he went off to camp.

Editor's Letter-January/February 2008
by Regan Hofmann
Back on the Horse

Mailbox-January/February 2008

by Robert Greenwald,Megan Hughes,Lindsey Murtagh and Amy Rosenberg
The 110th Congress


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