In every issue, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.
When should you tell your new Valentine you’re positive? With some Beyoncé in the background? Over a light lunch?
Wanna give your meds more bite against HIV and less toxic bark? Three of yesterday’s treatment no-no’s may be just what the doctor orders
How helped Alaska’s Clarence and Chad break the ice
Disclosure isn’t always a choice
You’d think the Internet was invented to help a few horny people with very specific interests get their rocks off.
Lanessa Riobe, 16, of Kissimmee, Florida, in the Halloween costume that got her suspended from Osceola High School.
South African experts argue that growing up parentless will not push Africa’s 12 million AIDS orphans into crime, militias or sex work...
Pride and Prejudice 1962-2003
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer-winner Tracy Kidder’s biography of Paul Farmer, doesn’t merely educate—it motivates.
He’s the most interesting pioneer you’ve never heard of. Philip Glass adored him; David Byrne and Allen Ginsberg collaborated with him.
The ACT UP Oral History Project video collection, by Sarah Schulman and Jim Hubbard, reminisces about the heyday of the AIDS Coalition...
On January 25, 2003, a frigid day inside Limestone Correctional Facility in Capshaw, Alabama, large pieces of ceiling fell from overhead...
Circumcision and genital mutilation have been snipped from Ethiopia’s Gonder region.
Cardinal Sin: The Vatican earns no A’s in science—it condemned Galileo until 1992 for saying the Earth circled the Sun.
As many HIVers triumphantly leap into 2004, we also mourn the loss—in one week—of three long-term survivor AIDS activists and one esteemed...
POZ founder Sean Strub fell into one. Here’s how he climbed out.
Street-drug use and not knowing you’re positive are closely linked to having PCP pneumonia, says a small Chicago study.
Boosting price, not potency
Last July, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a revised set of guidelines for HIV treatment.
Penises and vaginas can spread plenty of joy—and STDS, among HIVers in particular.
Your CD4s were way low, so you’ve started HIV meds, and everything is coming up roses (viral load’s down, CD4s are up).
A recent report would have you believe that when it comes to affairs of the HAART this Valentine’s Day, single HIVers face killer loneliness
...of HIVers switch or ditch their HIV combo in the first year due to side effects--mostly gastrointestinal ills like nausea and diarrhea.
George Johnson, MD, directs the Pediatric HIV Clinic at the Medical University of South Carolina, but many of his patients aren’t babies.
Sometimes my mouth is so dry—I assume it’s from my meds—that my lips almost stick
In a Thai study, HIVers with CD4 counts under 200 (and not on HIV meds) who took a high-selenium supplement (0.4mg a day plus many other...
On World AIDS Day more condoms pass hands than on any other day of the year.
I’ve just read the October 2003 Publisher’s Letter, and I sympathize with Brad Peebles’ worries.
An HIVer boycotts Big Macs after his bout with McDiscrimination