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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


Rhymes and Reason, Too

X-ray Visions

A Little Personal Attention

Symptoms? Persist!

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: Role Models

by David Tinmouth

It's like Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid remade as a spaghetti Western

Italians Serio Magnis, Ferdinando Attanasio and Antonio Lamarra made headlines in August after robbing five banks of more than $40,000. Called the "AIDS Gang" by newspapers, Magnis told the media the group staged the robberies to create public controversy. "We get no drugs, no medical assistance, no care. We wanted to draw public attention to the fact of our sickness." The three later denounced a smattering of copy-cat AIDS Gang-style robberies throughout Italy.

We could start with Colin Powell

At a Yale commencement address this spring, Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke—udner whose administration Baltimore's pioneering needle exhange program has had incontrovertible success—urged for a public health response to HIV among IV drug users, reminded all that AIDS is "a crossroads" that demands we "question conventional wisdom."

Breaking the stereotypes

Greg Louganis stunned the nation by going public with his status, showing that life doesn't end when one tests HIV positive. "I want people to know who I am," Louganis wrote in his autobiography, Breaking the Surface.

Search: Serio Magnis, Ferdinando Attanasio, Antonio Lamarra, Kurt Schmoke, Greg Louganis, AIDS Gang

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