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Baby Love

Fuzeon Fever

Artists With (out) a Cause

Wash 'n' Bear

Adoption Option

Make It a Date

Beijing Surprise

Apocalypse Now

Loan Shark

Fund Frisk

A Tempest in a T Cell

Slim Picks

Fat Skinny

Break Time

Straight Forward

Condoms Inc.

Steppin' Positive


Cinema Variety

Daddy's Dearest

Gift Rap

'Tis the Season

Publisher's Letter


In Vogue

Star Power

‘Tis the Season


Saving It

Getting Cheeky

Fix Is In?

Say What?

Cash Flown!

Full-Frontal Face

Wisdom Of The Ages


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 2002



In a John's Hopkins study of 15-30-year-old IV drug users who tested positive for hepatitis C, fewer than one-fifth quit sharing needles when told their status and directed to a syringe exchange

A women's Zimbabwe found that sex workers reuse female condoms-rinsing them with detergent, beer, urine-because they cost 11 times more than male condoms, which clients won't wear.

The third largest Christian church in Kenya joined several others in refusing church weddings to couples who are not both HIV negative, citing "sexual morality."


Serona, maker of the pricey wasting treatment Serostim, launched a new distribution program to block counterfeit meds-like those that reached patients in scams last year and in May.

Media giant, Viacom will use unsold ad spots on its TV networks (including MTV, BET, and CBS), radio stations and billboards for HIV PSAs, plus weaving AIDS plots into onscreen stories.  Stay tuned.

South African inventors created a codom that can be unwrapped and fitted in three seconds, using a special applicator designed to make safe sex user-friendly.

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