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Proud of Our Blood

The Most Dangerous AIDS Reporter



Give a Dame

Mom's Needle Point

Shout Out


Gays Need Not Apply

Ana Gets Analyzed

Shout Out

Supremes Reunion

Mom’s Needle Point


Catching Up With...

You’ve Got AIDS

Bookmark This

Bookmark This

Letter From Dreamland

Battle At Immunesburg

The Tools Of The Trade


Cheap Veep

On The Runs

Alternatives 2000

Choose Me

The Case of Missing Cofactors

Don’t Buy The HIV Lie

Like A Prayer

Comfort Zone

You Are What You Eat

Curb The Herb

Herb Of The Month

Organ Grinders

What’s The Alternative?

No Roman Holiday

4.20.90: Proud Of Our Blood

No Roman Holiday

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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April 2000

Catching Up With...

by Kevin O'Leary

Brian Heater

(POZ August 1998)

Sign: Cancer
Labors of Love: Farming, restoring houses, landscaping, oil painting
Homestead: Seven years ago, Heater moved into 130-year-old fixed up Italianate house on his farm in Tunnleton, Indiana, pop.50.
Cultivated Friends: Heater, 34,and housemate, Tim, 46, care for assorted chickens, peacocks, sheep, and Lucky, the papa of these border collie pups. “Linwood, my cow had to move on. He kept wandering into town, we made the mistake of buying animals before the fences were ready.”
Tested Poz: August 1996.”I came back from Provincetown with a cold. But this one didn’t go away.”
Vital Stats: Undetectable viral load and 681 CD4 cells. “When I first found out, I had about 200.My doctor has shown me graphs of how the pills work for awhile for some people and then they stop, not for me. I’m very fortunate.
On Mr. Right: “I’ve been waiting so long that I’m comfortable with the feeling of waiting that I am with the person being right in front of me. Maybe I’m delusional with Hollywood movies.”
On Y2K Husbandry: “I’ll get on the computer and go into AIDS or cowboy chat rooms. But it’s not like seeing someone. The eye contact, the smiles—You can’t get that on a computer.”

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