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POZ April 2004

POZ April 2004

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

Feature

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Getting Out Alive

Up to one-fifth of America's inmates have the Monster-prison slang for HIV-but the pen does little to confine their virus.

Inside the Issue

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Last Call

When anti-meds veterans must choose between getting sick and taking the cocktail

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He Said, He Said

Sometimes, asking the question isn't enough

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Outside In

Hey, HIVers on the outside: Think there's no way to help inmates with HIV or hep C? Think again.

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Myth vs. Reality in the Pen

Myth: Prison is an HIV breeding ground. Reality: Most inmates with HIV got it before incarceration.

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Africa's Mayor

Can a Bible Belt politician sell Uganda's safe-sex model to his hometown?

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3 x 5 Report Card

Four ways to give the world HIV meds, someday

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Tribute: Wilfredo Valencia Palacios Roman

AIDS activist Wilfredo Valencia Palacios Roman—who died, at 36, of tuberculosis on November 29, 2003, in San Salvador—liked to say he was....

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Earthwatch: Prison Focus

Manitoba, Canada called off an order for vanilla-, strawberry- and banana-flavored rubbers for its jails after conservatives railed...

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Website of the Month

Activists of all species are climbing down from their phone trees—to storm the Internet.

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Medicare Malaise

The Medicare bill President Bush signed in December won’t kick in until 2006, but some HIVers are concerned already.

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See You in the Lobby

AIDSWatch, a lobbying assault by the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), will span May 17 to 19.

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Show & Tell: Oscar Time

POZ invited HIVers at Hollywood service provider Being Alive into our Academy to award an Oscar for Best AIDS Leadership.

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Milestones

Longtime Merck vaccine research VP Emilio Emini will head the non-profit International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

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TeleVisionaries

Queer as Folk's cowriters talk about HIV—the new reality of non-reality TV    

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Cirque du So Lame

Global big-topper Cirque du Soleil has been flying without a legal safety net since firing HIV positive acrobat Matthew Cusick in March 2003

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Can HIV Care Click in the Clink?

Stuck behind bars with HIV? Some docs and advocates describe the kind of treatment you can expect.

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SpiceBoy

My combo uses Norvir (ritonavir) as a booster.

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The Sweetest Taboo

When a spoonful of sugar makes your health go down

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Diamond in the Roughage

Trust us, you’ll like it rough.

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Head Games

In which our fearless HIVer probes a study of viral brain drain

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Looking for Liver Helpers

About 40 percent of HIVers are coinfected with hep C, and so far, interferon’s the only hepatitis C (HCV) treatment.

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Painkiller

Synthetic sea-snail venom eases pain for people with AIDS or cancer when morphine and other painkillers fail.

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Briefs

Production problems have caused makers of the promising new Fuzeon-like fusion inhibitor T-1249 to stop clinical trials.

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Cheek to Chic

Fill 'er up! Which makeover will save our wasted faces first?

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Warning Signs

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), maker of the non-nuke Viramune (nevirapine), is issuing a “Dear Doctor” letter saying the med may spell trouble...

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Sexual Satisfaction

An Italian study (where else?) said NNRTIs cause less sexual dysfunction than other HIV med classes.

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Publisher's Letter

PRISON SEX FANTASIES. An informal poll of a few gay male friends suggests that many of us have them.

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Mailbox

What struck me about the Tony Kushner interview was Mr. Kushner's notion of the gay community's role early on in the epidemic.

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Live To Tell: With Conviction

An ex-jailbird and her classmates make the grade in HIV 101

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