September 2013 : Check Them Out - by Trenton Straube

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Older and Wiser

Mandating Mail-Order Pharmacies

From the Editor

Touch of Gray

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Letters-September 2013

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We the LGBTHIV...

Testing the Limits

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Check Them Out

Try the Power of Bareback and Body

Burden of Proof

Citizen Scientists

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Light and Darkness

Care and Treatment

GMHC Treatment Issues September 2013

Caring Docs Retain Patients

Breaking the Blood-Brain Barrier

HIV Capsid Structure Defined

Found: Those Lost to Follow-up

Combo of Two HIV Drugs Can Control Hep B

Research Notes

Prevention: Repurposing Vaginal Gel for Rectal Use

Treatment: Pot--the Next HIV Drug?

Cure: Misleading Reports Say Cure Is Near

Concerns: Another Vaccine Trial Shuts Down

POZ Survey Says

Ourselves, Growing Older

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Musical Missionary

   
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The HIV Life Cycle

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September 2013

Check Them Out

by Trenton Straube

These stories recount life in the presence of HIV.

Reading List In this hot mess of a memoir, Mark Okun (a blond adopted by a Jewish family, hence the title A Short Jew in the Body of a Tall W.A.S.P.) recounts his party days in 1970s and ’80s New York. Only when AIDS and AA appear does his life, and this book, take a much-needed focus.

Keith Boykin has collected stories and essays written about and by gay men 
of color. This population is at high risk of HIV, so the viewpoints presented in For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough make for valuable reading.

Jamie Gentille, now in her 30s, contracted HIV during a blood transfusion when she was 3. Her memoir, Surviving HIV, which mostly focuses on her childhood and youth, is at once insightful, hopeful and immensely fun.

My Life After Now, a well-paced young adult fictional novel by Jessica Verdi, veers from the preachy and sticks to the human interest and drama when precocious 16-year-old Lucy contracts HIV after a reckless night.

Search: Mark Okun, Keith Boykin, Jamie Gentille, Jessica Verdi

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