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HIV infects 6,000 women every day because their men won’t wear condoms. But a solution could be at and on their fingertips.
Bert has two daddies.
HIVers have more than almost anyone else.
The AIDS circus is coming to town! POZ sneaks a peak as researchers and activists preview their death-defying acts.
Researchers have spent 20 years and hundreds of millions of dollars trying to figure out how to undo HIV once it’s in the body.
Or at least become one.
AIDS Leaders Toast Bush’s Anti-Condom Advisors While Foiling Community Offensive
Be careful what you wish for.
It may mark the rekindling of the late ’80s “culture wars” against AIDS funding -- this time with the support of a few gay activists.
On the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria, in a dirt-floor building that serves as an HIV-training center by day and a bar by night, a group of...
Experts fear that the ouster of the Taliban has created an HIV time bomb in Pakistan.
According to a congressionally mandated study, “racial profiling” is alive and well in U.S. health care.
AIDS czar Scott Evertz may prove to be less Bush puppet than HIVer bully-pulpit.
Ohio’s Akron Beacon Journal recently ran a groundbreaking series on the link between high incarceration rates of black men, high...
A carnival with the requisite merry-go-round and cotton candy, a health fair with free STD screening, workshops on anti-terrorism, forums...
Christina Hernandez says that she was shocked by opposition to the op-ed she penned for a special “prom” issue of Pep o’ Plant.
Doctor-office infections are rare, says Linda Chirarello, an epidemiologist at the CDC.
The CDC’s annual National STD Prevention Conference in March caught us up on sex bugs’ status.
At amfAR’s 14th national HIV/AIDS Update Conference, women’s health advocate Hema Santhanam urged preventionistas to broaden their hetero...
A young Muslim feels the presence of angels while her mother undergoes risky brain surgery.
“It’s been 22.3 years. AIDS is finally funny."
The long-awaited film of Tony Kushner’s AIDS epic Angels in America began shooting in April.
In March, diva Patti LuPone landed in tabloids for protesting a plea for AIDS donations after a performance of Noises Off.
The future of HIV therapy is near, and it’s called pharmacogenetics.
A blood test that measures mitochondrial damage before it causes serious symptoms might one day serve as a crystal ball for HIVers on...
Pharma’s PR machine scored a coup in its slant on the news out of EuroSIDA, the 5,000-strong pan-European observational cohort of HIVers...
Two German scientists have a provocative theory for how humans were first infected with HIV, prompting shouts of skepticism from...
A French survey found that only one-half of all HIVer deaths are caused by LE SIDA.
Given resistance and side effects, the need for smarter, gentler versions of the 16 HAART drugs currently available could not be clearer.
HIVers -- and those who sleep with them -- may want to think twice before using the Pill, the contraceptive that contains sex hormones...
Several HIV meds may have negative interactions with the hormones in the Pill (ethinyl-estradiol, or E-E).
For years the idea of a therapeutic vaccine for people with HIV was little more than a pipe dream, but as of 2002 there are two in the...
The “second” sex has long been a second-class citizen in the land of AIDS research and care, so it was sweet revenge to read in last...
A letter in the Journal of AIDS reported that a review of 34 HAART scripts for hospitalized HIVers at an unnamed teaching joint revealed...
The World Health Organization (WHO) drew up its first “A” list of safe HIV meds in March.
A single intravaginal swab (SIS) is a DIY health check for down there.
Scientists call it the building blocks of life, but in a blood transfusion DNA can be the nails in the coffin.
Belynda Dunn knew how to get your attention.
Marsha Burnett, a long-term survivor who graced the cover of POZ for June 2001’s “Songs in the Key of Life.”
Isaac Asimov, Whose Thoughts and Books Traveled the Universe, Is Dead at 72," headlined the New York Times obituary on April 7, 1992.
Johns Hopkins radiologist Elias Zerhouni, MD, was tapped to head the NIH, a post vacant for two years.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but if she’s a sex worker, a condom is a close second.
Neggie boyfriend won’t go downtown -- what’s a viral Venus to do? Therapist Patrick Califia gives the blow by blow.
In 2002, with Pride approaching, gay men are not exactly an army of lovers.
As I read “A Loving Spoonful” [February/March 2002], I wonder where that love is?
Self-mutilating maestro Ron Athey on new work, old wounds and those three-hour enemas