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L.A. Confidential

Fat Chance

Back to Life, Back to Reality: Ron Rosa

Back to Life, Back to Reality: Michelle Lopez


To the Editor

The Last Dance

Truth or DARE

Piece of Mind

Poster of the Month: Absolutely Not Enough

Hang a Right

Out in Africa

Mutual Disgust

8 Years to a Vaccine and Counting

Say What

POZarazzi: Shock Troops

High Time

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Back to Life, Back to Reality: Don Kao

Back to Life, Back to Reality: Roy Mead

Back to Life, Back to Reality: Linda Grinberg

The High Cost of Living

How to Make Art in an Epidemic

The Seven-Year Itch

Varsity Blues

A Woman Under the Influence

Integration Now

Get Over It

A Pocketful of Protein

Under-Celling PWAs

Brain Storm

Reefer Rap

Get Baked

All You Can Eat

Raging Hormones

Het Connect

Where to Find It

Frequent Flyer

April Showers . . .

Payback Time

From Fruits to Nuts

When Adam Met Eve

Aunt Evelyn's Letters

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 1999


A craftsman, socialite and expert on 18th-century culture, MARK BUCKO, 38, died of AIDS December 6. The founder of Bucko Freres Ltd., a Philadelphia design studio, Bucko “fancied himself a holdover from the 1700s,” said his partner, Wallace Umberger. “That period molded his life. He wouldn’t allow even plastic in the house.” An award-winning needlepoint artist with a penchant for velvet, Bucko “could be termed an eccentric,” Umberger said. “In the winter he’d tumble out of the house in a raccoon coat and hat and velvet slippers.”

PAUL CORSER, 37, program officer of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), died of AIDS January 4. In 1991, Corser developed AmFAR’s Community-Based Clinical Trials program, which tested AIDS drugs in local health centers.  “Paul’s intelligence and commitment to ending AIDS was unequaled,” said his colleagues in a newspaper obituary. “We will miss his support as we develop the community-based research agenda he helped us build for so many years.” Also on the board of New York City’s Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, Corser oversaw AmFAR’s grantmaking program.

SIMON TSEKO NKOLI, 41, a beloved anti-apartheid leader in South Africa died of AIDS November 30. Pioneering as an openly HIV positive gay man, Nkoli challenged the notion held by many African leaders that being gay is “un-African.” He was known worldwide as the father of South Africa’s black gay movement. As a result of his political activism, Nkoli was jailed for three years in the mid-’80s. Nkoli remained a prominent member of the African National Congress until his death.

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