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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

Smear Campaign

by Lark Lands

Many AIDS docs are slow to catch up with the latest research developments—a failing that risks PWAs’ lives. But for women with HIV, the tracks and traditions of medical sexism slow the information train even more than usual. For years, word of the heightened risk of cervical cancer for HIV positive women—and thus the importance of Pap smears—has been poorly spread (p. 88). Now, a new advance in testing technology offers the chance to catch even more cases early. This highlights yet again the crucial importance of PWAs taking charge of their own health care and pushing their practitioners to stay state-of-the-art on these matters of life and death.—Bob Lederer

HIV news you can use
Page 86

Ladies first
Page 87

TESTING 1, 2, 3
Spread ’em!
Page 88

These are your meds on drugs
Page 90

Just a little detectable: So what?
Page 91

Remedies for bad hair day
Page 92

Where to find it
Page 92

Irma Torres sounds off
Page 93

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