December #30 : Say What--December 1997

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Wild Kingdom

Rx Marijuana

Gender Matters

The Fabulous One



Resistance Gets a Wellcome

Name in Vain

Go Figure

Like Butt-ah

An Aye for an Eye

To Russia Without Love

The Odd Couple

Secondhand Dose

Law and Disorder

AIDS in 2003

Catholic Cleanup

Until the Cure

Say What--December 1997

Diana, Princess of Wales

Chaka Treatment

Bear Essentials

Brace Yourself

All That Jazz

Respect Your Elders!

Bill of Health

Nunz With Attitude

POZ Picks-December 1997

Don't Mess With Mama

All Yesterday's Parties

The Light Burns Out

Peace of My Heart

Swing Your Partner

Once Upon a Lazarus

The Grim Reefer

In Case of Emergency

A DJ Saved My Life

Sweetness and Blight

"The First Cure"

Breaks for the Aches

Fishing for Supplements

When HIV Drugs Fail

Mary Fisher Gets Mad

Music Is Medicine

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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December 1997

Say What--December 1997

Size Queen

"A woman told me that her boyfriend refused to wear a condom because he claimed that he couldn't find one big enough. So I took one out of its wrapper and unrolled it over my fist, all the way down to my elbow. 'Honey,' I said, 'if that's really the case, then HIV is the least of your problems."

--U.S. AIDS Czar Sandy Thurman, Hamptons Magazine, July 25

A 'Moving' Violation

"I feel very, very sorry for those with AIDS who have contracted it medically. I think that's an absolute tragedy...Those who contract it through their own performance I have not as much sympathy for. But the symptoms of the illness are so bad you still can't help being moved by it."

--Australian Premier Jeff Kennett, The Sunday Age, August 10

Who Let You In?

"We [Americans] have no guts. We are: 'Bring your sick, bring your terrorists, bring your homosexuals.' We covet these people. We covet people with HIV, we covet homosexuals. Any excuse you have or any sickness you have, come on in!"

--WABC-770 AM's Steve Malzberg, August 14

Getting Out the Kinks

"I will not see AIDS patients at my office because people in the waiting room leave when they see them. Sad but true. We have a lot of educating to do."

--Cheryl Chapman, at the 1996 National Massage-Therapy Convention,
Massage Therapy Journal, Fall 1997

Chicken Soup

"[Rep. Dan] Burton [R-Ind.] has proposed mandatory AIDS testing for every American citizen and, this year, her called for the death penalty for anyone who knowingly transmits HIV. He is reportedly so afraid of catching the disease that he refuses to order soup in a restaurant."

--Mother Jones, "Blood Money," September/October 1997

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