A Roof of One's Own Deborah Williams, 56, has been waiting six years for an apartment in one of Chicago’s subsidized, low-income housing complexes, and time is running out. “I don’t know how long I’ll be able to afford to live here,” she says of the place she shares on the north side of the city with her 5-year-old goddaughter, Daysha, and a friend...
November 22, 2006
I Dream of Gene Therapy Timothy Spaulding, a clinical trial guinea pig for the HIV gene therapy known as VRX496, didn’t mind the needles or even the five hours he spent hooked up to a machine two summers ago at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Louisville. “It smells like garlic,” he recalls pleasantly...
November 15, 2006
Jailhouse Talk: HIV Counseling Gets 'Routine' at Rikers
One morning next month, HIV counselors will cross the Rikers Island Bridge to the country’s largest jail facility for the very last time—barring a last-minute reprieve on the pink slips issued last week to all 12 on staff.
November 08, 2006
Grape Expectations: Side Effects Researchers Go Wine Tasting
Wine lovers everywhere are toasting new findings that a natural substance found in red grape skins cuts heart disease and diabetes in mice. And among the first to raise their glasses are the hundreds of thousands taking HIV-fighting meds that clog their arteries and raise their blood sugar.
November 01, 2006
The Devil Wears Latex
If it’s high fashion you’re after, you could be forgiven for bypassing the Texas A&M University alumni center. But last month, more than 150 students, professors and community members packed into the hall to watch students model clothes lent by area stores...
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