November #65 : Athletic Supporters - by Michelle Tan

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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

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Neg & Pos

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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

Athletic Supporters

by Michelle Tan

These two sports starlets are stepping up to the plate to talk tough about AIDS. Michelle Tan gets game and the scoop.

Zab Judah
22 years old
Brooklyn, NY

Record: Junior welterweight world champion boxer. Out of the ring, he donates time and money to Brooklyn's Mother Hale House, which cares for positive kids.

Position: Mouthpiece for House of Groove's "Please Groove Responsibly" campaign. Safer-sex kit includes an XXL condom and an Altoid Mints sampler for that extra-fresh feeling.

Motivation: "I know a lot of cats who are positive, and it touched my heart," Judah says.

On deck: Judah hits televisions in November on BET's Teen Summit; PSAs for New York City's Hot 97 hip-hop radio station are in the works.

Val Whiting
28 years old
Wilmington, DE

Record: On hiatus from the WNBA. Began the Val Whiting Foundation in '98 to fund programs for young women of color.

Position: The former Detroit Shock forward combines her girls' basketball league with HIV and sex ed.

Motivation: Stats say it all to a player: Delaware ranks 8th in AIDS cases and black women age 13-24 represent half of new infections nationwide. "Initially, I wanted to help young girls build self-esteem," Whiting says. "But those numbers made me rethink our mission statement."

On deck: Her career is up in the air, but HIV ed will still score points at her B-ball league.

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