December #108 : Pushing the Envelope - by Lucile Scott

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Detectable Rebels

Now See This

Editor's Letter-December 2004

Mailbox-December 2004

Down on the Pharma

Show and Tell

Pushing the Envelope

First, the Bad News


Faster Forward

Prince Valiant


Pregnant Pauses

Moonlighting Statins

They Soothe Tootsies, Don’t They?

Trouble in Mind

Pharm School

View from the Top

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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December 2004

Pushing the Envelope

by Lucile Scott

AIDS took a licking on August 28, when the U.S. Postal Service announced that tennis ace Arthur Ashe would become the first HIVer to net his own commemorative stamp. Ashe, the first African-American man to win the U.S. Open (1968) and Wimbledon (1975), slammed prejudice both on and off the courts: He ranted against South African apartheid and traveled the U.S. to teach about AIDS. Sports Illustrated named him its 1992 Sportsman of the Year—its cover shot is reprinted on the stamp—shortly before his death on February 6, 1993.

And if you’re volleying around some stamp-y ideas of your own, you can go to We’re asking folks who should be the next HIVer postal pin-up: Hunky actor Rock Hudson? NWA rapper Easy-E? Or perhaps ‘80s supermodel Gia? Personalized stamps may soon be a reality (visit for more info), but until then, stick your suggestions to POZ.

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