January / December #11 : 1995 POZ Honors: Eating Your Young - by David Tinmouth

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Network News

1995 POZ Honors

1995 POZ Honors: It's An Ad World

1995 POZ Honors: Role Models

1995 POZ Honors: Pope Innocent He's Not

1995 POZ Honors: Arts

1995 POZ Honors: Foreign Affairs

1995 POZ Honors: Hollywood

1995 POZ Honors: Law

1995 POZ Honors: Media

1995 POZ Honors: Movies

1995 POZ Honors: Politics

1995 POZ Honors: Research

1995 POZ Honors: Eating Your Young

Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie and HIV

Hollywood Shuffles AIDS

The Newest AIDS Treatment Is Not a Drug

Banned in the U.S.A.

Mind Over Health Matters

Party Planner

Industrial Strength

Prosper, and Live Long

Worse Things He Could Do

Get Bothered

Health Insured?

See Span


Health Insured

Mind Over Health Matters

Rhymes and Reason, Too

Industrial Strength

Party Planner

Banned in the U.S.A

Hollywood Shuffles AIDS

X-ray Visions

A Little Personal Attention

Symptoms? Persist!

See Span

Butter's Not All Bad

Pas de Deux

C'mon and Celebrate

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 / December 1996

1995 POZ Honors: Eating Your Young

by David Tinmouth

Empty calories

"The AIDS-activist community is really in a pathetic state," Treatment Action Group founder Peter Staley told New York magazine. "Politically, it's feeding on itself. The egos are enormous, and they unfortunately play a great role in the battle. They are as much a player as the goal of ending the crisis, and I find that infinitely depressing."

Battle of the bulge

Boston's AIDS Action Committee actually wrote down what a lot of people have been thinking: "Oral Sex Is Safer Sex." This stoked the Walt Odets/Gabriel Rotello spit-fight also known as Bathhouse II over whether the gay community should try to close down or more closely monitor its bathhouses.

San Francisco's HIV transmission rate must be really low right now

DNCB Now! doppleganger ACT UP/San Francisco launched a media attack on ACT UP/Golden Gate for auctioning off an autographed photograph of O.J. Simpson. "It is disgusting that an AIDS organization would exploit this tragic situation," says ACT UP/San Francisco member Tamara Sherman. "Simpson was known to beat his wife."

If he can live with Kim Basinger he can live with anything

Animal rights are way cooler than anything else in Hollywood these days. So AIDS-related animal-research controversies have some celebrities at a loss. Frequent red-ribbon man Alec Baldwin, for instance, was forced to improvise what one reporter called "a feeble reply" when on The Charlie Rose Show he was asked how he could support a cause that opposes the use of animals for AIDS research.

A consummate outsider may, however, meet regularly with consummate insider Barbra Streisand

In a visit to AIDS activists this year, Larry Kramer urged the French to avoid the mistakes made by ACT UP/New York. "If you have a choice of being on the inside or being on the outside, stay on the outside," he said. "You must be very careful not to become researchers who take the place of researchers, or doctors who take the place of doctors. Remain activists. Continue to be strong, because you're an inspiration to all those people who are burnt out."

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