In every issue, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.
Brett Beasley wrote letters, made calls, even posed nude to get his cousin Jerry Fallwell’s attention. No dice.
The Kansas City Star confirmed what gay Catholics have known for years -- yes, Virginia, priests are living with AIDS.
Sick of singing the lipodystrophy blues but don’t want to stop the drugs?
The Christian right’s attack on HIVers has gone from splashy media blitzes to quiet state-level lobbying.
I was saved when I was 12.
Emily Carter’s words about depression were so very true to me (“Woman on the Verge,” March 2000).
Ofra Haza 1957-2000
Although Ofra Haza had released many albums in Israel during the first half of the 1980s, her international success story begins with...
(POZ December 1994/January 1995)
Three years ago, in Shumate v. Wilson, a California court ruled that HIV treatment and other medical care in two of the state’s women’s...
A doctor in Loudon County, Virginia, stole painkillers and syringes—and then returned them, used, for patients.
In February, Maine became the first in the union to receive a federal waiver allowing Medicaid coverage of asymptomatic HIVers.
“What if somebody [with HIV] needs the restroom, or spits, or gets into a fight?”
“When you experience your own mortality and your own fragility, then I think something opens in you.”
Wall Street and people with HIV often make better enemies than friends.
We asked two executive directors from different- as-night-and-day AIDS orgs for their fave websites.
My hotel room’s balcony affords a view of the park, dotted with Elián Gonzáles posters fading in the harsh sun.
Steve Mare keeps The File in his desk.
I’m so big that if I run out of condoms, I have to use a rubbish bag,” a six-foot-something student proudly proclaimed in my first HIV...
Belle of letters Edmund White talks to Editor in Chief Walter Armstrong about his new novel, The Married Man.
Dave Gilden on the return of the HIV dissidents: Don’t let it divert us from our destination— immune-based drug research.
Jane’s simple; Camille’s complex. Both are in trouble. Emily Carter reflects on two tales of adult abuse.
The night after a Reiki session, one HIVer fell asleep without his usual pain meds for neuropathy.
A new study by researchers at Ohio State University shows that smoking-induced emphysema is occurring at strikingly higher rates in HIVers.
What’s in store for you if after starting HAART, your viral load goes down but your CD4 cells don’t rise, or your CD4s rise...
Post-exposure prophylaxis just might reduce the risk of infection, but counseling is crucial.
Pack up your troubles—and a few must-haves—for those changes in latitude and attitude.
Liquid ddI changed my life!
There are some lists you may want to get on—for HIV info and support.
Heart attack? Drug reaction? Relax. Stephen Gendin’s Popeye-size CPK just means he’s been hitting the gym.
The lowdown of what’s in the pipeline
Women with the double whammy of HIV and recurrent genital herpes have been known to roll their eyes when advised to avoid stress.
Robert Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in March 1989. He was 42.
Getting away from it all takes some pre-vacation pains.