September #94 : Urinetown - by Jennifer Block

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Standing in the Shadows of Love

The Great Doctor / Patient Face-Off

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Boy Talk

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Name Recognition

Dynamic Duos

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It Takes a Villager

Urinetown

Devil in a Blue Dress

U.S. Armed Cervixes

Cell Culture

Milestones

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Good Book

Rape OutRAGE

It Happened in September

Hitting the Switch

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Count Down

Tailgating HIV

20%

Potty Mouth

Booty Call

London Calling

Test Drive

Aid for Medicaid

Editor's Letter

Lei'd in the Shade

The Wings Beneath His Wind



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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September 2003

Urinetown

by Jennifer Block

Got needle-phobe friends who balk at getting tested for HIV? Now they can keep their sleeves on and drop their drawers instead. A painless urine test has been FDA-approved since 1998, and it’s cheaper and just as accurate as the red threat. But most Americans remain clueless about it—perhaps because it’s offered only in doctor’s offices. “It’s a shame,” said Alvin Friedman-Kien, MD, who discovered HIV antibodies splashing around in urine in 1988. A skeptical scientific community considers urinalysis a form of slumming, since it can’t expose the antibodies of most other viruses. And like its blood-drawing cousin, the result of a urine HIV test still requires confirmation by Western Blot. But now Calypte, the test’s manufacturer, is getting a boost out of the water closet from Magic Johnson. The ex-baller has teamed up with the company to leak, er, spread the word.




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