February/March #121 : Team HIV - by Jim Provenzano

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A Positive Attraction

10 Black AIDS Warriors to Watch

Love Yourself

Why...-Feb/March 2006

Into The Genes

$ for Drugs

Breaking The Ice

Don't Let HIV Bug Your Bed

Inch By Inch

Trainer’s Bench - Feb/March 2006

Face Forward

Ask the Sexperts-Feb/March 2006

Food Play

Porn Again

The Final Score

Team HIV


Buzz-Feb/March 2006

Our Man In Africa

Earthwatch-Feb/March 2006

Mentors-Feb/March 2006

Mailbox-Feb/March 2006

Founder's Letter-Feb/March 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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February / March 2006

Team HIV

by Jim Provenzano

A brief roster of positive athletes

Jerry Smith, a Washington Redskins tight end from 1965 to 1977, died of AIDS in 1986. A former lover of fellow pro David Kopay, Smith’s career touchdown record (60) stood until 2003.  

Glenn Burke, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, popularized the “high five” in 1977. He died of AIDS in 1995.

Arthur Ashe, world champion tennis player, won three tennis grand slams before contracting AIDS. He died in 1993.

Nicole Lesh, a professional figure skater, in 1994 became the first female professional athlete to disclose her positive status. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and does HIV prevention outreach.

Tommy Morrison, the first pro boxer to publicly come forward as positive, was suspended from the World Boxing Organization after receiving positive test results before a 1996 match.

Greg Louganis won four Olympic gold medals for diving in the 1980s. In 1995, he came out as positive and published the bestselling autobiography Breaking the Surface, in which he discussed his HIV status.

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