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Table of Contents

The Miseducation of Nushawn Williams

Smear Tactics

America's Most Unwanted

Stranger Than Fiction

The Bottom Line

Treat Your Cervix Well

Anal Alphabet

Editor's Letter

Mailbox

He The People

All My Children

NEG/POS

Skin To Skin

Say What?

Monkey Business

Calling All Dykes

Live Boys!

Cyber HIVerite

One-Man Wonders

Sound Byte

Catching Up With...

The Breakfast Club

21st-Century Fox

Across the Digital Divide

Arch Enemies

The Hole Truth

Cheap Shots

Gimme a Break!

Comfort Zone - August 2000

Lawnmower Man

Sign of the Times

Plantar’s Punch

Herb of the Month - August 2000

Crack the Combination

Damsels in De-Stress

Fire Escape



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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August 2000

Catching Up With...

by Kevin O'Leary

RAVEN LOPEZ (POZ, May 1999)

D.O.B.: June 10, 1990
Tested Positive: 1990
Hospital Trips: 218
Dream Catcher: In May, McDonalds and Disney, in conjunction with the UN, chose her as one of 2,000 Millennium Dreamers, young ambassadors making a global difference.
Pez Dispensary: This close to fourth grade and already a long-term survivor, Lopez packs PB&J in her lunch box; Viracept, d4T and 3TC in her pillbox.
Mini-Me: “I want to be like my mother.” That’s PWA powerhouse Michelle Lopez.
Best Friend: “Felicia Simpson. Me and her get along even though we argue.” About? “Little things.” Like? “I call her ugly. She calls me a brat.” Are you? “Oh yeah.”
Broad Fan Base: Since they met at Camp Heartland last summer, spiritual big sis is fellow Gemini and HIVer Hydeia Broadbent, 16, star of a FUBU clothing ad.
Beats Britney: “She put up Hydeia’s ad on her wall,” Michelle says. “She said, ‘Mommy, they let her be a model!’ And it identified Hydeia as an AIDS activist. Raven doesn’t want to be seen as just a kid with HIV, either. She’s an educator.”
Media-Sassy: With all the attention, is she used to reporters? Quoth this Raven, “They ask too many questions.”




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