January #120 : Buzz - January 2005 - by Josh Sparber

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Out in Africa

2006: Making Resolutions That Stick

Doctor's Diary - January 2006

Boiling Pointers

Juiced for Health

A Smarter Smear

Kinks in the Pipeline

Meds: The Sequel

Ask the Sexpert - January 2006

Breaking Out

Chicken Little

Catch of the Month - January 2006

Employee of the Month - January 2006

A Higher Education

What C2EA meant to me

Sex and Sickness in the City

So Many Men, So Little Time

Exhibit AIDS

Alternative Scene

Buzz - January 2005

High-definition HIV

A Perfect Threesome

Mentors - January 2006

Relaxed Security

Mailbox - January 2006

Editor's Letter - January 2006

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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January 2006

Buzz - January 2005

by Josh Sparber

Animal Planet

Man’s best friend may be a dog. But as some researchers would have it, our best hope for an AIDS cure includes all walks (and slithers) of life.

In 1995, PWA activist Jeff Getty got a baboon bone marrow transplant in the hope it would produce HIV-proof immune cells (the primate’s cells lasted only two weeks in Getty’s body). More recently, researchers continue to raid the animal kingdom as news reports revel in believe- it-or-not headlines.

Vanderbilt University researchers have asserted that Australian frog sweat killed HIV in a test tube. An Australian-American duo discovered that alligators are nearly resistant to bacterial infections, citing research implications for HIV. And in Florida, an investigator is looking at human applications for feline immunodeficiency vaccine research.

Two-legged buyers beware: In Philadelphia, supplement makers Lane Labs were fined $8 million for bypassing FDA approval to peddle rice-bran extract as a treatment for HIV and a shark cartilage product for cancer.

Snake oil, anyone?

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