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POZ December 2003

POZ December 2003

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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Born Again

Tony Kushner's Broadway megahit, Angels in America, has been reincarnated as a megastar-studded HBO movie.  But will the story of a white...

Inside the Issue

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Knowing When to Stop

Addiction can exert a deadly pull on HIVers. Here's how five Los Angelenos began their climb toward recovery.

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The Divine Miss Em

Two years ago, Emma Thompson ditched stardom for motherhood and a sojourn in Africa. What she learned there ignites her heavenly return in Dec...

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Alcohol

A spritz can make HIVers healthier—but a splurge can cause the ultimate hangover

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Cocaine & Heroin

They may make you comfortably numb, but trust us: Things don't go better with coke and smack

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Crystal Meth

The sex-machine drug has pumped up gay HIV rates—and sapped HIVer health

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Harm Reduction

Its controversial goal: helping HIVers users use safely

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Sex

This overlooked compulsion is among the most powerful

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Recovery Rooms

However you want to deal, here's where to keep up with your jones

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Touchdown

A Midwestern pee-wee football coach loses his job to HIV stigma-but the team's parents get him back in the game

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A for Africa

Flouting the theory that African poverty would lead to poor HAART adherence, studies in Uganda, Sout

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Earthwatch

A Canadian government study found that Canuck teens know less about safe sex today than in 1989&mdas

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WHO's on First

The WHO has raised med hopes for millions. Will the WTO squash them?

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Dying for ADAP

Since spring 2002, seven people have died of AIDS while on waiting lists for AIDS Drug Assistance Pr

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Milestones

President Bush chose abstinence fan Edward Green, partner-notification proponent Franklyn Judson, MD

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Bombing Gilead

A July FDA letter cited Gilead reps for pitching the nucleotide analog Viread as “safer?? and “mor

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Pos & Neg

POSAccording to the CDC, rapid HIV tests administered to moms-to-be right before delivery can quickl

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Wishful Thinking

Six HIVers tell POZ what's missing in their lives...and we pick out the perfect gift for each

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Unwrapper's Delight

The Gift, Louise Hogarth’s gritty documentary on barebacking and bug-chasing, is earnest and s

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Study Hell

How to read (and understand) HIV research    

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Tech Talk

Parlez-vous HIV study lingo? Some common research terms: Cohort?”A group being s

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Briefs

Women who got HIV via sex lost T cells more slowly than all other HIVers in a 5,800-person Europe

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Diarrhea Diary

The type of runs you've got-and their cause-dictate the treatment:

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HAART to Heart

Cardio concern tops docs' risk list

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Eradication II?

UCLA docs have “lured” HIV out of lymph glands and other reservoirs where it lurks. They

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2/3

of new syphilis cases in gay men in San Francisco are among HIVers, suggesting that a lot of guys

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Breaks: What's Up?

The latest studies send mixed messages on the pros and cons of drug breaks (strategic treatment inte

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Safe Spliffs

Many HIVers roll out the weed to whack nausea and pain—and kick-start their appetites. But doe

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Slumber Party

Since my diagnosis in August 2002 anxiety has kept me up at night. So my roommate got me some relaxa

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Bone Loss

An Argentinian study of 111 HIVers (including 33 who’d never been on HAART) found only one fac

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Gimme Shelter

Refugee camps hold HIVers for years without treatment

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Adherence

We now know that African HIVers do better at taking HAART than their U.S. counterparts (see “A

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IRSA's Rochelle Advises HIVer Refugees

Find medical care as soon as possible, even if you don't feel or look sick?”seeing a doctor

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Editor's Letter

“It should piss you off,” Bill Krutch SAID when I phoned to tell him what I thought of h

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Mailbox

DOCTOR FEELBADYour Q&A session with four doctors is an eye-opener [“The Great Doctor/Patie

Sale of a Lifetime

To get meds for his man, an HIVer goes from full house to no house

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