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Work 2000

Take This Job & Love it!

POZ Work

Editor's Letter


Glaxo Makes a Deal

For Whom the Nobel Tolls

Homesick Blues


"Dutch" Treat

Eye of the Beholder

Shout Out

LA Women

Missing Persons Report

Catching Up With Michael Johnston


Oink, Oink

A Define Mess

Do Ask, Do Tell

Primary Colors

A Modest Proposal

Portrait of the Artist as a Sex Bomb

Play It As It Lays

Beginner's Luck

Follow Your Heart

Next Up...The lowdown on what’s inside the pipeline

Stool's Gold

Comfort Zone

Wart's Up, Nurse?

Herb of the Month

Cancer Answers

Watch Your Hep

Boys' Night Out

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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January 2000



Despite increased profits, Glaxo Wellcome announced in October that it will shut down drug production in South Africa, part of a four-year plan that includes laying off 6 percent of its worldwide workforce. Company execs deny that the move is linked to recent parallel-import agreements.

Reports of an AIDS epidemic in Burma (Myanmar) are “false and groundless,” said First Secretary General Khin Nyunt, a member of the country’s ruling military junta. Despite Nyunt’s claims that such stats are politically motivated, UNAIDS estimates that 444,000 of Burma’s 48 million have HIV.

Four activists—three with HIV and one with asthma—charge in a civil lawsuit that New York City police withheld their meds after they were arrested at an October ’98 march in memory of Matthew Shepard.


The NAACP launched a three-part series of AIDS-ed films targeting African Americans in October, partly as a response to longtime criticism that civil rights groups had ignored the issue. The shows will be broadcast on cable and distributed to churches, clinics and NAACP branches across the country.

California Gov. Gray Davis (D) signed two AIDS-related bills into law in October: One allows Cali residents with disabilities (including HIVers) to return to the workplace without forfeiting public assistance; the other lets Golden State cities create needle exchanges without fear of criminal prosecution.

The British government gave £14 million ($23 million) to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in September. “Commercial motives alone will not provide a vaccine for the poor,” one rep told the BBC.

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