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The HIV Life Cycle


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March 2009


Zen and the Virus
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
Learning how to listen to your body and calm your mind can improve your health. (Video: "An Introduction to Zen Meditation")

Sex, Tourism and HIV
by Tony Valenzuela
When travelers’ desires intersect with sex workers’ hunger for economic survival, what happens in Jamaica doesn’t always stay in Jamaica.

Staph Strains
by Josh Sparber
People with HIV are more prone to drug-resistant staph, including recurring cases. Here’s how to steer clear of it.

No More Brain Drain?

Measure Up!
by Laura Whitehorn

Surviving HIV in Prison
Diagnosed with HIV in 2006 while in prison, Stephanie Walters adopted healthier habits: She takes her meds, exercises daily and has shed 100 pounds in two years. She also began speaking up. Even though disclosure can be risky at prisons where HIV information is lacking, Walters, now 29, says communication keeps her strong and healthy. In her words:

A (Much) Faster Test for Hepatitis C
by Kat Noel

Web of Support
by Laura Whitehorn

The Word: Nocebo
by Laura Whitehorn

The Ups and Downs of On and Off
by Laura Whitehorn

Positive Chatter
by Laura Whitehorn
Twenty-four seven sign on to

Prostate Cancer and HIV: Treatable
by Laura Whitehorn

On Your Mark, Get Set...Taxes!
by Rahwa Asmerom
The April 15 deadline fast approaches. Are you ready?

About Face
by Kat Noel
HIV-positive Americans are taking flight for better, cheaper facial fillers.

Second Time Around
by Wayne Hoffman
An author’s new work joins the past with the present.

Rubber World?
by Staff
Weird condom news from around the globe

Redemption Song
by Kellee Terrell
NBC’s crime drama finally gets HIV right.

Southern Belles
by LaToya Johnson
A new website focuses on positive women.

Week On, Week Off
by Shawn Decker
Structured treatment interruptions gave Shawn Decker a better quality of life—and a trip to the emergency room.

Editor's Letter-March 2009
by Regan Hofmann
A Matter of My Life—and Death

Letters-March 2009

London Calling
by James Wortman
When he tested HIV positive at the age of 17, the United Kingdom’s Clint Walters was shocked not only by his diagnosis—he had only been with one partner at the time—but also by how little he knew about the virus. 

Help Us Make History. Again.
The first time a group of people with AIDS from around the country got together to strategize was in 1983 at a health conference in Denver.

GMHC Treatment Issues-March 2009


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