“Gloria Steinhem once paired him with AIDS as the two worst things about New York.”

—From the obit of Cardinal John O’Connor, who bullied from his pulpit against condoms, HIV education and more, from 1984 until his May 3 death. The New York Times, 5.4.00

They make little bits of acid and hydrogen peroxide—a real killer mechanism, very active against HIV. I call these the Xena Warrior Princesses of the vagina.”

—Dr. Sharon Hillier, University of Pittsburgh’s resident microbicide expert, on lactobacilli, the female body’s natural lactic-acid-forming bacteria, Newsday, 2.28.00