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POZ April 2003

POZ April 2003

In every issue, you'll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.

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Putting On The Ritts

When famed photographer Herb Ritts died suddenly at 50, the media never mentioned the A-word, let alone his heroic battle against blindness.&n...

Inside the Issue

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It Happened In April

1981: Docs in LA and New York reported the first Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and PCP cases among gay men t

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Good Morning, HAART Break

Flying the cocktail coop is every pill-weary HIVer's dream, but is a drug holiday right for you?  With formal study results far from hatc...

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We Interrupt This Program

Dish with doc. Your MD can help you weigh the pros and cons of a break?”and plan its length

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Wish You Were Here

Postcards from three HIVers' treatment holiday:Monica Johnson, 37Columbia, Louisiana Volunteer CEO,

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BABAA Black Sheep

With fed-funded AIDS groups on abstinence-only watch, a St. Louis scandal sparks a firing.  Will it burn HIV prevention bridges for a you...

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Pos & Neg

POSThe Boy Scouts' motto, "Be prepared," entered the 21st century (even if its stance on

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The Oral Majority

Score one more for no-jimmy blowjobs in the endless "Is oral sex safe?" debate. "In term

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C No Evil

What could be holding up FDA approval of much-needed generic Rebetol (ribavirin), Schering-Plough's

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Sunday Best

A passionate practice-what-you-preach pastor gets HIV-tested in front of his flock 

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Sure Shot

Think the flu's a big wuss compared to HIV? In 1918 influenza offed 20 million folks worldwide. True

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Golden Gates

Soft-hearted software tycoon strikes again! In January, the billion-buck Bill & Melinda Gates Founda

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Condom Man!

Education Director, Correct HELP I am a superhero without superpowers. Faster than a speeding bullet

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Suffering Fools

What's the silliest thing anyone's said to you about the virus? HIVers recall run-ins with some real

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Milestones

POZ congratulates two of our columnists on getting engaged (but not to each other): River Huston wed

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Toys 'R' Us

Budgets for prophylactics may go limp as federal funds shoot into abstinence-only initiatives, but t

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Bi'er Beware

Dykes and bi-girls skip the latex more often than gay men, said Western Kentucky University research

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Research & Derailment

What's the real problem with patents? They knock scientific progress off track

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The Secretary

Winona Ryder will put in a quarter of her community service time at the LA-based Caring for Children and Families with AIDS.

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We Got You Covered

Do health benefits have you holding onto a lousy job, scared to lose or leave it? Follow your bliss-HIVers have a safety net out there. 

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Desperate Measures

Get covered through your spouse's plan— or your lover's, if his or her company offers domestic-partner bennies.

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The Bottom Line

A French study of some 1,050 HIVers found most had “better health-related quality of life?? one ye

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I Want My HIV MD!

A California law sets a pro-PWA precedent

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B and Thee

Got HIV and hepatitis B? French docs recently found that HIV/B types, especially those with  200

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Safe Passage

I’m a pillar of health,” crows transgendered (TG) Bostonian Alexis Price, 37. That&rsquo

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Lord of the Ring

Who says serodiverse love can’t last? A few months ago, after three years with my girlfriend,

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Supercalifragilistic-lacticacidosis!

You know all those big-type HIV words that look important…but what the *#%$ do they mean? Lik

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Protest

It's good for your health.

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On Your Mark

Sure, we all know new U.S. guidelines say you can put off HAART until your T cells hit 350. But docs

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Zeritocracy

Doth the bell toll for Zerit, a.k.a. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s embattled nucleoside analog, d4T?

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To Kiss and Tell

Our intrepid shrink, Patrick Califia, puts three disclosure doozies on the couch             ...

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Fantasy Island

Leroy Whitfield gets his groove back in Jamcia-until he gives tongue    

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Mailbox

The ReproducersI am an HIV positive mother who has a 3-year-old negative child ["Baby Love", Dec

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Prophet of Boom

'80s pop star Paul “Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)-Lekakis got the bug-and now he's acting up a storm

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Publisher's Letter

Back in '79, on Saturdays or Sundays, my mom would fill a plastic picnic basket with food. Then we'd

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