December #119 : As the Virus Turns - by Josh Sparber

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On the Cover-Juliano Innocenti

Melting the Winter Blues

Higher Ground




Sex in the Age of Meds

WHY...December 2005

Steps to the Future

The Fright Before Xmas

Striking Oil

A Gift to Yourself

A New Year Bathed in Promise

Weighing CD4 Counts

Trainer's Bench - December 2005

The Legal Eye - December 2005

Sexy Holiday Toys




Footloose

LeRoy Whitfield 1969-2005

Earthwatch - December 2005

Tripped Up

Buzz - December 2005

Out of the Blues

A Lifeline for All

Yesterday's News

As the Virus Turns

Mentors - December 2005




Mailbox - December 2005

Editor's Letter - December 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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December 2005


As the Virus Turns

by Josh Sparber

Daytime soaps adopt HIV sagas

Passion! Drama! Heartache! Daytime dramas veered toward Africa on September 26, when all nine major network soaps started mixing African AIDS orphans into storylines as part of Daytime Unites for Africa (DUA), which runs until November 28. “The Bold and the Beautiful brought back a character who had adopted an African AIDS orphan,” says Sofia Landon Geier, a Days of Our Lives writer who created DUA after her 11-year-old daughter, who’d been saving money for African AIDS orphans, was fatally struck by a car. “Studies have shown that soap operas are a really effective way to reach people because of their intimacy,” says Lynn Leahey, editor in chief of Soap Opera Digest. “Mentioning it on every single show is a very good idea.” 


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