June #24 : Who's Sore-y Now? - by Walter Armstrong and Ronnilyn Pustil

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Nowhere Else to Go

Great Escapes

Gotta Light?

The Great Sex Debate

Made in Japan

Clipped Wings

The Vinyl Solution

Into the Woods

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Ad Lip

A Higher Standard

Just Not Like a Prayer

Who's Sore-y Now?

Say What-June 1997

Devil to Pay

Web of Cries

On Pins and Needles

Fatal Attraction

Cocktails for Kids

To B or Not to B

Pot Doc Stalked

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Skin Traders

Absolutely Fabregas

Barbarians at the Gates

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A Second Look

Painful Truths

Before the Revolution

Riding Bareback

The Fleecing of Oprah

Barrier Blues

Mixed and Matched

To Tell the Truth

The Borders of Health

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Following Your HAART

TLC for Your Largest Organ

Art and Soul

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The HIV Life Cycle

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Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

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June 1997

Who's Sore-y Now?

by Walter Armstrong and Ronnilyn Pustil

Herpes harbors high levels of HIV

Everybody knows that the rate of HIV in people with herpes and other STDs is much higher than in others. It’s those nasty flare-ups—they facilitate transmission, right? Well, new data suggest it’s more complicated than that. Now researchers have found high concentrations of HIV in genital-herpes sores, suggesting that during outbreaks, large amounts of the virus are emitted. The University of Washington study’s head, Dr. Timothy Shacker, advises that wider use of such anti-herpes drugs as acyclovir and famciclovir could lower the risk of transmission by decreasing levels of HIV in the lesions.



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