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Child, Alive

In the Eye of the Beholder




Troubled Minds

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Family Planning

The Heart of the Matter

Med Alert

Hep C

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Kombucha Tea to...Gila Monster Spit?

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Hand to Mouth

Bar Resistance




Provide and Conquer

Good Habits

Summer Musts!

Breaking Barriers

EXTRA! EXTRA!

Maybe Baby




Editor's Letter-July/August 2009

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No Child Left Behind



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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July / August 2009


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POZ readers sound off on HIV criminalization

On May 13, POZ.com reported that an Iowa man, Nick Clayton Rhoades, 34, pleaded guilty for having consensual sex during an online hookup and not disclosing his HIV status to his male partner, who didn’t end up testing HIV positive. His sentence? Twenty-five years in prison; he must also register as a sex offender and will have lifetime parole.

Joe, New York City
Really? A sex offender for a consensual act between two adults? This partner is to blame for his own situation. Dude, why did you let him stick you without a rubber?

Rosetta, Buffalo
When are people going to be responsible for themselves? Most new infections come from people who are positive and don’t know it. Self-responsibility is the key!

Brian, Fort Lauderdale
Informed consent is a fair expectation; however, HIV status alone does not determine risk of transmission. Overall health and response to medications will determine who is or isn’t “contagious.” It’s wrong to sentence him to 25 years for NOT transmitting the virus.

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