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June 2008

 

Sergeant Ozzy Ramos Comes Home
by James Wortman
Ozzy Ramos grew up on Brooklyn’s tough streets and in the even tougher Marine Corps—but neither prepared him for losing his wife, daughter and stepson to AIDS. Now the retired officer has a new mission: finding HIV-affected families a home in which to heal.

A Tale of Two Cities
by Lucile Scott
Only eight miles separate Oakland and San Francisco. But their responses to AIDS couldn’t be further apart. In well-funded San Fran, more than 60 percent of HIV infections are among white gay men. In resource-poor Oakland, blacks and Latinos are hit disproportionately hard. Can Oakland’s only private AIDS practice bridge the gap? 

Bones: An Owner’s Guide
by Derek Thaczuk
Everyone with HIV is vulnerable to bone thinning and bone loss. Here’s how to stand up to the problem.

CD4 Recipe
by David Evans
Ever wonder how CD4 cells learn their job? Produced in the bone marrow, they travel to the thymus, a gland in your upper chest, where they’re taught to fight infections.

Hey, Babies

Starting to Gel
by Kellee Terrell

Yes, yes, nano
Meds may get smaller and easier via nanotechnology.

The Truth About Cats

Gut Check
Deep belly fat (visceral adipose tissue, accumulated through aging or as a side effect of HIV meds) can be annoyingly durable.

Hep to Weed
by Kellee Terrell

Slam Dunk
by Nicole Joseph
Falling into the benefits gap known as the doughnut hole—and how to climb out

Prezista Press
Two bulletins on Prezista (darunavir), the HIV protease inhibitor approved two years ago this month:

Deep Breath

Lives on the Line
by Nicole Joseph
An HIV benefits hotline director reveals your most common questions —and gives answers that work.

Spot Check
by Kellee Terrell
Some quick and easy steps for self-improvement —one problem area at a time

Separated at Birth
by Ryan Gralinski

Hipper Hop
by Kellee Terrell
How can the hip-hop industry fight HIV when its music seems to fuel it?

Flesh for Fantasy
by Bob Ickes
Porn goddess Chi Chi LaRue urges a boycott of barebacking videos.

Mixed Doubles
by Ben Munisteri
HIV-negative Ben Munisteri is tired of explaining—and defending—his two long-term relationships with positive men.

Hall Monitor
by Nicole Joseph
Despite activist cries, a state law requiring the disclosure of students’ HIV-positive status hangs on.

Moral Minority
by Nicole Joseph
A positive chaplain’s crusade for needle exchange

From Roger With Love
by James Wortman
Mention James Bond in the same sentence as HIV prevention, and you’ll leave AIDS advocates shaken, not stirred.

Red Ribbons and Checkered Flags
by James Wortman
As NASCAR competition heats up this summer, here's to one racing legend whom HIV left in the dust.

Sunday School AIDS
by Kellee Terrell

Mayors Get Testy
by Nicole Joseph

POZ/NEG-June 2008
by Kellee Terrell
Our positive and negative feelings for four HIV divas

Oh, Brother
by Bob Ickes

The Insiders
by Kathleen Reeves
At a Harlem center for people with HIV, healing begins within. 

Editor's Letter-June 2008
by Regan Hofmann
Semper Fi

Mailbox-June 2008

 


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