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POZ July-August 2008

POZ July-August 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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Torch Song

When I was chosen to be the only openly HIV-positive person to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of San Francisco, I felt proud and...

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Service Interruption

Jeremiah Johnson heeded his country’s call to public service by volunteering for the Peace Corps.

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AIDS on the Border

Those who oppose relaxed American immigration standards often claim that Latin American immigrants who leave their native countries for the U....

Living

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Staying Put?

Sticking with an HIV combo that doesn’t fully suppress the virus may still help maintain your health.

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Bad Combos ...and the Women Who Take Them

Between 1998 and 2004, some 17 percent of HIV-positive women observed in a U.S. survey—the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)—were...

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Move It, Doc!

Your doctor nags you to take your meds, eat right and care for your health.

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Stem Cell Surprise

In Germany, an HIV-positive man with leukemia needed a stem cell transplant—a treatment for so

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At the Drugstore: Do You Get What You Pay For?

Positive people have little choice when buying HIV meds—most remain under patent, with no cheaper generic versions available.

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Adherence Tip: It’s In the Bag

While HIV med regimens have grown less complicated, with fewer pills and doses, taking them faithfully remains critical.

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When to Treat

Many people don’t learn they have HIV until they develop an opportunistic infection (OI)—an illness, such as a fungal or bacterial...

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Tai Chi for T Cells

Tai chi—a Chinese martial art that uses graceful, fluid movements and focuses on breathing—lowers stress and boosts flexibility.

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So Long, Salmonella

Cookouts, potato salad and street vendors: Summer’s tastiest treats can become a recipe for bacteria and food poisoning.

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Field of Genes

Every day seems to bring a newly discovered link between genes and diabetes, heart disease, cancer or hepatitis.

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PI Solo Act

Since 2003, researchers have experimented with Kaletra monotherapy, which would cut an HIV combo to just one med and simplify dosing and...

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Sound Like a Plan?

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief supports millions of HIV-positive people around the world—but questions about its policies...

Talking

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That’s Hot!

Global warming and HIV/AIDS are related, not competing, causes.

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Death on the Nile

African AIDS takes a turn to the north—as stigma and homophobia erupt in Egypt.

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Operation Iraqi Stigma

POZ reporter Fariba Nawa traveled to Iraq for our June 2003 feature story “After Ibn Zuhur”, which exposed the country’s little-known AI...

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Starter Wives

From HBO’s hit series Big Love to the police raid on the Yearning for Zion Mormon ranch in Texas, polygamy has proved a titillating...

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Pos or Not?

She’s 20, majors in sociology, hangs out with her sorority sisters and loves cats.

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Surf’s Up!

Australia, home to last year’s International AIDS Conference, has one of the best records globally for containing AIDS.

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Postcard From the Edge

Creighton Bailey flies to San Fran for an online hookup—with his HIV support group.

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HIV Info, Str8 2 UR Fone

Let’s talk about text, baby—with these global wireless campaigns.

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Hot Dates-July/August 2008

July 2-8Camp SunburstA refuge in Livermore, California, where families living with or affected by HI

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In or Out?

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent a letter in September 2007 to Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Richard F...

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Mile-High Hopes

What does Denver’s Democratic National Convention hold for people living with HIV?

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Editor’s Letter-July/August 2008

Instruments of Mass Prevention

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Mailbox-July/August 2008

Like Randy Boyd, who wrote “Halftime Show” (April 2008), I seroconverted at 23, in 1980.

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