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Table of Contents
 

Bite The Bullet




Gazing into Our Genes

Touch That Dial!

A New Med for Old HIV

Doctor's Diary - August 2005

Haart-less and Healthy

In the Swim

A Summer's Day

Block Those Rays

Lipostylin'

What, Me Sue?

Getting Out on the Job

The Bad Seed

The Sperm Cycle

Condom Wrap-up

Think Kink

Meet Our POZ Personals Catch of the Month

Ask The Sexpert-August 2005

Got Zen?

We're All Living With Nuts

Oh, Daddy!




The Real AIDS Vaccine

High Risk Offensive

Follow the Leader

Crime Blotter

Earthwatch

HIV 411: What's Hot and What's Not

Mentors-August 2005

My So-Called Afterlife

Doctor Feel Good




Editor's Letter - August 2005

Mailbox - August 2005



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV



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August 2005


Pulse - August 2005

SLANG FOR HIV

“Ninja” (Georgia), “Gumbo” (South Carolina), “The 8s” (Washington), “The Walking Dead” (Illinois), “The Monkey” (Virginia) and “The Gangster” (Louisiana)


“Reverset”

Pharmasset/Incyte’s working name for a new nuke in Phase II trials


“Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it.”

Lyric in Missy Elliott’s “Work It,” which peaked at No. II on the Billboard charts in 2002 


“Where are the [black leadership] rallies...the demands for more money for research and prevention? The usual suspects—Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP— have had little to say about a plague spreading like wildfire.” —Syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


1 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Hours during which 13 out of 16 shows containing the keyword “AIDS” aired between June 12–20, according to a TiVO search


FORTY SIX

Percentage of black gay/bi men in a five-city study found to have HIV (the highest rate of any U.S. group)


NINETEEN

Times by which a black woman’s HIV risk is greater than a white woman’s.
 

1,112 million

CDC’s estimated number of Americans with HIV in ’05, topping 1 million for the first time


“Caring, nurturing,sensitive”

—Microsoft Encarta’s star-sign traits for legendary AIDS activist  Larry Kramer,  a Cancer, who hit 70 on  June 25. Mazel tov!


8%

fewer infections occurred in a Brazilian study of mixed-status hetero couples when the HIV positive partner was on meds.


Headline of the Month:
“Florida Babies Born HIV Positive Shrinking” 

—Associated Press, 06.17.05


www.GMHC.org = Gay Men’s Health Crisis, New York’s oldest and largest AIDS  service organization

www.GMHC.com = Gaysexfreaks.com, a self-described index of the Net’s best gay-sex websites.


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