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September 2010

 

Thou Shalt Fear AIDS
by Trenton Straube
Leaders of the ex-gay movement have long used the threat of HIV/AIDS to recruit people struggling with their sexuality. Likewise, parents of children who might be gay have been scared into sending their kids to ex-gay camps or reparative therapy. But the tragic irony is that the pursuit of “better-health-through-nongayness” leads to far more physical and psychological harm—not to mention elevated risks for HIV.

Lest We Forget
by Photography by Steve Morrison
Portraits taken at the beginning of the HIV epidemic stir up haunting memories of a time when an AIDS diagnosis usually meant an untimely death. They serve as powerful reminders of our past—and as touchstones for what we must work to avoid in days to come.

When to START Drugs?
by Tim Horn
A new study is designed to settle the debate about the optimal time to begin antiretroviral treatment.  

You Said It
Taking HIV meds every day can be rough. Here’s how one POZ reader manages.

Burn that Belly
A new drug may flatten your tummy.

In Sync with ZInc
HIV-positive people who have deficient zinc levels should consider supplements.

No Butts About It
by Jennifer Morton
Electronic cigarettes can help smokers breathe easier.

Preconceptions
Taking HIV meds before you get pregnant may protect your newborn best.

HIV a Best Seller?
by Lauren Tuck
A notable nonfiction book has a viral story line.

Considering Cannabis
by John-Manuel Andriote
In states where it is legal, medical marijuana helps some HIV-positive people cope with living their lives. 

The Importance of Remembering Ryan White
by Shawn Decker
Why the heroic boy from Indiana is more than just the namesake for the Ryan White CARE Act

Insult to Injury
by Willette Francis
An HIV criminalization bill comes after an “anti-homosexuality” bill in Uganda.

World Cup Wrap Up
by Cristina Gonzalez
Condoms and HIV in South Africa

Back-to-School Books
Whether it’s politics, history or English literature, these books can help you make the grade.

Angels Redux
by Bob Ickes
Is a revival of the 1993 play dated or much overdue?

Crying Uncle
by Cristina Gonzalez
Brothers & Sisters spotlights HIV and aging.

Fear & Loathing in Illinois
by Trenton Straube
Do scare tactics in ad campaigns prevent HIV?

Editor's Letter
by Regan Hofmann
Holier Than Thou

Letters

Keeping Track
by Willette Francis
Gerardo L. Angulo has never lost track of his desire to help people and make a difference.

GMHC Treatment Issues- September 2010

 


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