December #119 : Earthwatch - December 2005 - by Lucile Scott

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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


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


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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December 2005

Earthwatch - December 2005

by Lucile Scott

Around the world in AIDS-y days

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to work with the World Health Organization to share American research on generic-AIDS-drug effectiveness—and speed developing countries’ access to meds.

In October, London developers announced plans to erect a “sexual theme park” with interactive thrills promoting bedroom—and HIV—expertise.

A Cuba AIDS prevention group handed out condoms and lube while cohosting the country’s first gay film festival, a Havana box-office smash, this past September.

To deter rapists and reduce HIV risk, South African supermarkets now sell Rapex, a latex vaginal insert that hooks onto the penis and requires surgical removal.

AIDS education made for a heated Indian summer, where campaigns included the Red Ribbon Express train’s touring educational skits and a honk-your-horn-for-AIDS-awareness day.

The United Nations launched an HIV-info assault in Saudi Arabia, after a Canadian Globe & Mail article revealed this August that the country’s foreign HIVers—half its HIV population—are incarcerated, then deported or left to die.

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