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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.

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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.

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 reads between the lies

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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 menu.

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Mbeki's 180

An AIDS policy turnaround by the beleagured African National Congress (ANC) was made in April as President Thabo Mbeki both announced...

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Spin Doctors

Most media stories about skyrocketing drug prices boil down to this: Consumer advocates blame the cost on corporate greed at the expense...

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Soda Wars

Madison Square Garden was unseasonably empty on April 17, with the Knicks and Rangers out of the playoffs, but the streets outside were...

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Iran Runs

Free antiretrovirals and TV ads advising junkies not to swap needles.

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New Friend

What is POZ in Chinese?

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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-feeding.

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Got His Goat

Here's a baaabstinence-only story that would make President Bush blush.

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Monkey C

Study results from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) report an increased rate of DNA damage in the fetuses of monkeys...

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Mind Trip

"It wasn't meant for me to go," Conscious (the name she chose to better reflect -- and conceal -- her identity) says.

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Beach Reads

Summer's bustin' out all over, especially in the retroviral reading department, where African and African-American works are on display.

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Memory Lane

For July's world AIDS confab in Barcelona, installation-artist Scott Burnham made "I Thought About You" (www.ithoughtaboutyou.com)...

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Face the Music

The Estate Project, preservers and promoters of works by visual artists living with or lost to AIDS, is adding the aural to their honor roll

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Failure Is Sweet

April's Keystone Symposium in Colorado played a kind of winter games to this summer's 13th International AIDS Conference in Barcelona.

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Who Done It

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that, for the first time, it was adding 12 antiretrovirals to its Essential Medicines List.

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Defensive Tackle

Oh, that little mind-game of a virus.

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Under the Sun

Bad news, HIV beachcomber: The sun is your enemy.

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Cave Kava

Stressed and sleepless? Don't count on kava.

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Relayed Reaction

Pill panic hit in mid-May among HIVers in California, Connecticut, Maryland and Florida.

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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 aware of drug interactions, a support...

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Ticked & Stoned

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

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Rated X5

The National Cancer Institute has identified a natural antibody, X5, that seems to gum up HIV's entry into CD4 cells.

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Vax Populi

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day passed on May 18 with no announcement of a vaccine.

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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 coinfection plunged in the '90s.

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IV Leader

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

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Flower Children

People power blooms as HIVers march on the Capitol and an activist is born in Albany

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Milestones

South Africa lost 12-year-old Nkosi Johnson last year, but in April, the Swedish nonprofit Children's World posthumously awarded him...

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Drug Interactions

If you're using drugs, drinking alcohol regularly or taking methadone while you're taking HIV medicines, you need to know that sometimes...

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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.

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Mailbox

This publication, month in and month out, tells it like it is, like it or not.

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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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