In every issue of POZ, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.
To Activism’s Einstein, E=HIV
If you thought teenage acne was tough, HIV has an unsightly surprise in store for you
A downtown artist mixed mediums and metaphors
Just like Poltergeist, mandatory HIV name reporting is back—but this time the battle lines are redrawn
Nutritional supplements help combat warts and the seemingly intractable molluscum by improving overall skin health.
A doc’s penmanship may be mightier than the sword
Whose standard of care is bigger? It’s a draw.
The NIH throws a party?--uh, study
Uncut males are more likely to get HIV due to the tissue-paper-like thinness of the foreskin.
Purple badges may have merit
Congress passed, and Clinton signed, a bill freezing the power of HHS Secretary Donna Shalala to fund syringe swaps until April 1, 1998.
When is a “Be Smart” ad not a “Be Smart” ad? When it’s a Combivir ad.
AIDS Drug Assistance Programs in need of aid
The World’s Toughest Condom title is still up for grabs, as Ramses backed down from claims that its love glove beats the competition.
FDA rules: Bark, no bite?
The Pill got a dose of bad press as research in the Lancet suggested a link between oral contraceptives and HIV transmission.
AIDS: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Tap dancer extraordinaire Harriet Browne busted open the AIDS closet
Kincaid may be haunted by memory, but she faces her fears by giving them voice.
The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives’ Tales
Carmine pulls no punches. He won’t smile at the camera if he doesn’t feel like it and he’s honest about his feelings of isolation.
Up till now there hasn’t been an A-to-Z reference book to help a newly diagnosed person with HIV cope with all aspects of the illness.
Ted Sod, the writer and star of this independent film, is not afraid to let the grubby hem of his Freudian slip show.
AZT now has its own tune.
Two beat-down jazz musicians (Tupac Shakur and Tim Roth) decide to kick their heroin habits because their lives are getting too scary.
Toronto’s Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange provides much-needed information about the options available to Canadian PWAs.
Kidney stones, diarrhea, diabetes, liver toxicity, high triglycerides—and now “protease paunch.”
Handling HIV is a challenge for anyone, but for immigrants HIV is a totally tangled web.
The art of cocktail chatter
Some recent outbreaks of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis have been blamed on contaminated bronchoscopes.
I heard that hiccups could be a sign of serious complications in PWAs—what’s the deal?
Are drug cocktails causing ugly fat deposits?
Make way for the new CD cell on the block. Sean had better get down for the count
Every year in North America, 33 million people are made ill by food-borne infections, 9,000 of whom don’t survive.
Barb Cardell grapples with the brave new world of AIDS prevention and toxic meds
No “regrets only” to Tim Williams’ HIV
A former party girl reveals the myth behind the 90210 zip code
A pariah rains on the protease parade They have left me to die. And not just me:
Meet the media’s new bogeyman
This year I’m sending valentines to my girlfriends
The treatment stinks. So does the patient
HIV predator stories have become a media staple
Shame on Shalala
My Funny Valentine meets Love in the Time of Cholera Pisces
Jon Fryman, 46; William Garcia, 29; Jerry Roemer, 32