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Some Like It Hot

Body Snatchers

Sleeping With the Enemy

Out on a Lymphoma

ADAP or Perish

When Chemo Calls

Cliff Hanger

No Ordinary Patsy

Over Bite

Outlandish Behavior

Film Freak

Where to Find It

Milking It

Out of Africa

Nuke Wars

Cheap Sex

What a Croc

A Sari State

Karate Kid

Play Safe

Shot in the Arm

The Page Is the Rage


To the Editor

Touching Tale

Say What

Cosmo Confessions

Full of Spunk

POZ Picks

The Art of War


Bull Market

Final Analysis

The Secret Origin of Positoid

Wheels of Love

Party Favors

Cervix Service

Don’t Be So Sensitive

Hair Goes!

Hear Her Roar

Smear Campaign

If You Buy One Book...

Camp Heartland

Ladies First

New Drug watch

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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June 1998

Cliff Hanger

by K.B. Chapman

A Texan PWA turns bodybuilding into a team sport

CBS got bad reviews for its overproduced bios of athletes aired during this past Winter Olympics, but the Fifth Annual Gay Games in Amsterdam would be wise to publicize Clifford Ueltschey’s story. Despite his falling CD4 counts and rising viral load—currently 14 and 788,994, respectively—Ueltschey is determined to become the first PWA to go for the gold in the bodybuilding event.

The trip costs more than his disability check can cover, so last year, Ueltschey formed Team Clifford, a fundraising effort that employs bake sales, garage sales, raffles and time-worn recipes (try his zesty Chicken Piccata!) to raise money for the August voyage. Fans eagerly await Ueltschey’s monthly newsletter, with reports on his bankroll, favorite gym exercises and recent disasters with such experimental drugs as Sustiva and 1592.

His goal? “Ten thousand dollars, so my partner of nine years can join me, and we can travel around Europe after the games,” says Ueltschey, 38.

At presstime, he was halfway there, including an airplane ticket purchased with frequent-flyer miles donated by his brand-new next-door neighbors. Is this how Tara Lipinski got to Nagano?

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