April / May #1 : AIDS Zen - by Mark O'Donnell

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Ty Ross Comes Clean

Update: Tom Keane

Asian Denial


Touch Me, Heal Me

What's AIDS got to do with it?


The HIV Beltway

GMHC Goes for a Ride

Things are Looking Up

NIH Names Head of AIDS Research

Voila! AIDS as Art

Philly, the Sequel?

Living Proof


One Voice

MAC to Pass PCP Soon

What Next?

Randy Shilts Dies at 42

Bob Hattoy, On The Record



Alternative Health

Holistic Turnaround

The Sunshine Boys

The Arts



Revis On Top

Eat It, Beat It

HIV Testing Requirements for Entry Into Foreign Countries

HIV Standard of Care

POZ Asks

POZ, Day One

Read This

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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April / May 1994


by Mark O'Donnell

A Night on the Town

Fun defies morality.
Nightclub entrance: CUSTOMERS MUST HAVE ID.
Even in good company, some friend is missing.
If you talk on the dance floor, it better be important.
The unintroduced must take the initiative.
It takes pain to learn to enjoy painlessness.
New love is now like a drive in a rented car.
The experienced man opens seltzer slowly.
The free drink is small.
The buffet that looked awful is actually passable.
Which will last longer, the nightclub or you?
The wages of sin is depth.
The evening ends, but that doesn't make it pointless.


A Walk on the Street

This little day is more real than the great future.
Children walking up the down escalator love getting nowhere.
The fool pulls and pulls the door marked CLOSED.
Errands are the opposite of death.
Hope against hope: Flirt with someone hailing a cab.
Futility: Panhandler in front of Unemployment.
Many discarded flowers still look good.
The boy with no money pounds the Coke machine anyway.
A rack of beautiful dresses blocks a lane of traffic.
Delis have clocks; restaurants don't.
Time fades all tans.
Grocery bags become garbage bags.
Threadbare card shop: MOTH DAY IS COMING
Sign in abandoned stationer's: ALL CALENDARS, HALF PRICE
Blossoms near store window: EVERYTHING MUST GO

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