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Grin and Cast It

City of Love

Down and Out in L.A.

As Cool as Ice

The Secret Life of Syphilis

Easy Rider

Wheel of Misfortune

Raising Lazio

Pos & Neg

Love Connection

Pick Me!

Comic Belief

Daytime Drama

Catching Up With

La Quinceañera de Allgo

Survivor: The Sex Episode


A Watched Pot Boils

Herb Of The Month

Staying Syphi-less

Shelf Life

Pure Gene-ius


Time for T

Delayed Reaction

Comfort Zone

The Alopecia Trail

Commanding Heights

Patriot's Day

Micro Money

11.3.89 Film Noir

Athletic Supporters



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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November 2000

Pos & Neg

by Staff


A Taiwanese credit agency hired PWAs as debt collectors to scare clients into paying their dues. As the director of the agency "did not ask the patients to bite the debtors to make them pay," many locals said it was proper business, reported the Guardian.

Three men attacked an AIDS educator in his home after he disclosed his positive status on a local South African television program. Despite the beating and other threats, Vulindlela Vilakasi vows to keep talking AIDS on TV and at local schools.

The Nigerian government suspended the trial of an HIV vaccine -- already given to 30 soldiers -- until a government study can verify the injection's efficacy. The vaccine's maker, Jeremiah Ablaka, claims to have "self-immunized" and said he will next inject himself with HIV to prove the point.


India and 12 countries in Africa will receive $3.8 billion in treatment and prevention aid from the Clinton-created Leadership and Investment in Fighting Epidemic (LIFE) initiative, reported the All Africa news service in August.

Botswana's government will provide free HAART to the country's HIVers through public health clinics, thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, President Festus Mogae said in August. 36% of residents are positive.

Ohio's Planned Parenthood served up a $5 voucher for McDonald's with a side order of 12 condoms and safer-sex pamphlets in a new effort to target local youth. The anti-abortion group Human Life International opposed the outreach, claiming it targeted "low-income neighborhoods."

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