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POZ July-August 2002

POZ July-August 2002

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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Life vs. Meth

Condoms have no chance against crystal. In tweaked sex, gay men are sharing a fantasy of flesh without end. They're also sharing the disease...

Inside the Issue

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Once Upon A Time...

An evil virus clobbered all of the king's meds (and other fairy tales)            

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Young At Heartland

Happy 10th Birthday! A summer camp for kids with AIDS celebrates coming of age -- and so do its fastgrowing campers

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The Lying Game

For HIVers who tell fibs about their status to get others into bed, therapist Patrick Calif

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This Is Only a Test

Resistance tests, the newest tools in the HIV kit, can be helpful in choosing from the cocktail m

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Mbeki's 180

An AIDS policy turnaround by the beleagured African National Congress (ANC) was made in April as Pr

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Spin Doctors

Most media stories about skyrocketing drug prices boil down to this: Consumer advocates blame the co

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Soda Wars

Madison Square Garden was unseasonably empty on April 17, with the Knicks and Rangers out of the pla

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Iran Runs

Free antiretrovirals and TV ads advising junkies not to swap needles. This is no HIV Shangri-La, but

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New Friend

What is POZ in Chinese? The answer comes from Zhang Beichuan, a hetero dermatologist from Quingdao p

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Sex Crimes

Is politician's ambition behind South Dakota witch hunt?

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Got Milk? Get Meds

Every year 600,000 babies worldwide are infected with HIV, usually at birth or through breast-feedin

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Got His Goat

Here's a baaabstinence-only story that would make President Bush blush. The New York Times praised E

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Monkey C

Study results from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) report an increased rate of DN

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Mind Trip

"It wasn't meant for me to go," Conscious (the name she chose to better reflect -- and conceal -- he

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Beach Reads

Summer's bustin' out all over, especially in the retroviral reading department, where African and Af

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Memory Lane

For July's world AIDS confab in Barcelona, installation-artist Scott Burnham made "I Thought About Y

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Face the Music

The Estate Project (www.artistswithaids.org), preservers and promoters of works by visual artists li

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Failure Is Sweet

April's Keystone Symposium in Colorado played a kind of winter games to this summer's 13th Internati

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Who Done It

In April the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that, for the first time, it was adding 12 an

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Defensive Tackle

Oh, that little mind-game of a virus. Just when it seemed that a structured treatment interruptio

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Under the Sun

Bad news, HIV beachcomber: The sun is your enemy. Well, it's not that bad, but a recent University o

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Cave Kava

Stressed and sleepless? Don't count on kava. In March, the FDA issued a warning that the natural sed

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Relayed Reaction

Pill panic hit in mid-May among HIVers in California, Connecticut, Maryland and Florida: A single bo

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Habit Helpers

If you're a drug user with HIV, it's not easy to get the kind of care that you need-a doc whose awar

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Ticked & Stoned

The streets of San Francisco -- the seedier ones -- have long been a free-trade zone for pot deal

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Rated X5

The National Cancer Institute has identified a natural antibody, X5, that seems to gum up HIV's entr

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Vax Populi

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day passed on May 18 with no announcement of a vaccine. However, NIH does have

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TB or Not TB

A new study by Atlanta's Grady Memorial found that the hospital's rates of HIV/tuberculosis coinfect

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IV Leader

New government stats show that Portugal's HIV rate is the highest in the European Union -- about fo

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Flower Children

People power blooms as HIVers march on the Capitol and an activist is born in AlbanyIt's springtime

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Milestones

South Africa lost 12-year-old Nkosi Johnson last year, but in April, the Swedish nonprofit Children'

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Drug Interactions

If you're using drugs, drinking alcohol regularly or taking methadone while you're taking HIV med

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Dubya Trouble

Five reasons to fear Bush's war on HIVers more than terrorism. If there w

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Publisher's Letter

I live with a sock monster. My dog, Lucy, really likes socks. They are her favorite things in the wh

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Mailbox

The Queens of ObsceneThese two self-proclaimed messiahs, Michael Petrelis and David Pasquarelli, ass

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Reed Represents

Phil Reed on not being New York City's openly gay, HIV positive city council member

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