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1996 POZ Honors

He Is What He Is

AIDS-Involved Drama Syndrome

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Prisoners In Desire

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Robert Wolley

Roamin' Holiday

Godiva Is Love

Dangerous Dining

The Way We War

Champ Change

It's Leasure Time

GayLynn Brummett

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Eureka! Urethra!

Rush Hour



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The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

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Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

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February 1997

Eureka! Urethra!

Hormone may temper the KS tempest

An experimental Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) therapy kinder and gentler than standard chemotherapy is in the works at Dr. Robert Gallo's lab. When researchers injected hCG, an early-pregnancy hormone that is extracted from female urine, into cancerous tumors in 36 peolpe with KS, an as-yet-unidentified agent made the lesions shrink and scab over, indicating the KS cells had been killed.

Although the cosmetic benefits of hCG are evident, only further tests will show if the hormone is an effective treatment for internal lesions—or even a practical solutions to subcutaneous tumors.




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