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POZ December 2008

POZ December 2008

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

Features

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Gimme Shelter

The connection between HIV and homelessness is clear: Contracting HIV increases your risk of becoming homeless, and being homeless increases y...

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The POZ and AIDSmeds Drug Chart

Antiretroviral options abound for both those who are HIV treatment naive and those who are experienc

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A Porn Star is Reborn

When former porn star Darren James tested HIV positive in 2004, it rocked the adult film industry—and brought it to a grinding halt. By...

Living

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Rest for the Weary

Tired of being tired? You're not alone in fighting fatigue, an invisible but exhausting side effect of life with HIV.

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A Herpes Drug Takes on HIV

Researches have long thought that acyclovir (Zovirax), a drug to treat herpes (HSV-2), might have anti-HIV powers. In September, researchers a...

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Popping "the Pill"

Hormonal birth control has a mixed reputation. Plus side: It's easy to use and invisible during sex; it helps regulate menstrual cycles. Minus...

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HIV/HEP B UPDATE

Two new sets of guidelines—from the National Institutes of Health and an international panel of experts (published in AIDS in June 2008)...

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'Shroom-alicious

This hot tip arrives just in time for winter stews: From the lowly white button to the exotic cremini and shitake, mushrooms are loaded with B...

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Med Alerts

Norvir (ritonavir, a protease inhibitor/PI): People who take 400 mg or more of Norvir twice a day may develop a problem with the electrical ch...

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B Sharp

Vitamin B-12 enjoyed another shining moment in the spotlight when a small study published in the September issue of Neurology linked low blood...

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And We Quote

“To confront tuberculosis in Haiti in the '80s, we trained—and paid—community health care workers to visit people [at their...

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Kids Meds

Ask any parent of an HIV-positive child: Even the liquid versions of drugs for kids taste awful. “Just watch a child's face when they're...

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Positive Thinking

The number of people who don't get tested for HIV, or who test late (when they're already ill), is alarming. HIV-positive people often have th...

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Credit Karma

With the holidays coming, you'll soon be uttering the phrase “Charge it” as often as “Pass the gravy.” But with the ex...

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Strike a Pose

Seeking ways to feel strong and healthy, many HIV-positive people are turning to the healing practice of yoga. They've found that performing y...

Talking

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Back to the Future

Can a new AIDS initiative carve out strategies to topple the epidemic by 2031, its 50th anniversary? The countdown is on.

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Knights in Crown Heights

Jesse Cameron Alick mentors his young, black padawan in the ways of the big bad world.

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Reciprocity Is Real

If it's better to give than receive, then it's best to give the goodies-for-a-cause in this holiday gift guide. These gifts bring joy all arou...

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MSM Unite!

A cyber group for positive gay men brings them face-to-face 

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FOR REAL?

Odd but True Tales of HIV/AIDS

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Wolf at the Door

An HIV-positive author's biting commentary on a very real monster

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You Said It...

What will you do this World AIDS Day?

etc.

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Editor's Letter-December 2008

Occupational Hazard?

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Your Feedback-December 2008

LEFT BEHINDNicole Joseph's feature “The Castaways” (September 2008) hit a serious nerve.

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The NAPWA/TAEP HIV/AIDS POLICY REPORT

This past summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data that show the rate of new HIV infections in the United St...

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GMHC Treatment Issues-December 2008

Table of Contents:Living with HIV, Dying of TuberculosisFood insecurity, malnurtition and HIV/AIDS t

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