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Sex Crime
by Jennifer Morton,Regan Hofmann and Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
More HIV-positive people are being criminally prosecuted for not disclosing their HIV status before sexual encounters—sometimes even when there is no intent to harm and no transmission occurs. We’re also getting locked up for not disclosing to dentists and for spitting, biting, marrying—even failing to take meds.

The Tales of Hofmann
by Regan Hofmann
Three and a half years after publicly disclosing her HIV-positive status on the cover of this magazine, POZ editor-in-chief Regan Hofmann reveals deeper insights into her life as a journalist, an advocate for positive people—and a woman living openly with the virus. Here, an excerpt from her memoir, I Have Something to Tell You.

Fighting for Our Freedom
by Regan Hofmann
Catherine Hanssens, executive director of The Center for HIV Law and Policy, discusses HIV criminalization. (Listen to audio.)

Satisfy Yourself
by Josh Sparber
How to overcome loss of libido and erectile dysfunction, which top the list of sexual problems for men with HIV. 

Open Wide
by David Greene

Heart Beats
by Laura Whitehorn

Go With the Flow

Change of Life Doesn’t Change Treatment
by Laura Whitehorn

Word Up: HIV Sanctuary

Eye of the Storm
by Laura Whitehorn

Berry Brouhaha
by Kat Noel
Does acai boost your health—or just bust your budget?

Condom Lockup
by Trenton Straube
Condoms can prevent HIV, a virus that disproportionately affects African Americans. So why are drug stores in black neighborhoods keeping condoms locked up?

Greater Expectations
by James Wortman
A new campaign challenges the media to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in black communities.

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Radio Static
by Kat Noel
Known more for dishing celebrity gossip than for giving out guidance, Wendy Williams has entertained audiences on her radio show for the past seven years. 

The Tamiflu Blues
by Shari Margolese
H1N1 makes Shari Margolese and her son feel like pariahs.

Your Feedback-October 2009

Editor's Letter-October 2009
by Regan Hofmann
Crime of Punishment

Making It Work
by James Wortman
Clothes may not make the man—but they can make a difference. Just ask Malvin Vien, whom fashion fanatics will recognize from the current season of Project Runway, airing on Lifetime.


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