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POZ June 2002

POZ June 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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Kiss & Gel

HIV infects 6,000 women every day because their men won’t wear condoms. But a solution could be at and on their fingertips.

Inside the Issue

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Odd Boy Out

Bert has two daddies.

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Pain Killer Pain

HIVers have more than almost anyone else.

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Gravest Show on Earth

The AIDS circus is coming to town! POZ sneaks a peak as researchers and activists preview their death-defying acts.               ...

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Enemy at the Gate

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.

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How to Parent

Or at least become one.

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Party Politics

AIDS Leaders Toast Bush’s Anti-Condom Advisors While Foiling Community Offensive

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PACHA Gotcha

Be careful what you wish for.

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Waste Product

It may mark the rekindling of the late ’80s “culture wars” against AIDS funding -- this time with the support of a few gay activists.

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Three Wise Men

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...

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Poppy Culture

Experts fear that the ouster of the Taliban has created an HIV time bomb in Pakistan.

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State of Race

According to a congressionally mandated study, “racial profiling” is alive and well in U.S. health care.

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Jail Tail

AIDS czar Scott Evertz may prove to be less Bush puppet than HIVer bully-pulpit.

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Ohio File

Ohio’s Akron Beacon Journal recently ran a groundbreaking series on the link between high incarceration rates of black men, high...

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Oh! Calcutta!

A carnival with the requisite merry-go-round and cotton candy, a health fair with free STD screening, workshops on anti-terrorism, forums...

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School for Scandal

Christina Hernandez says that she was shocked by opposition to the op-ed she penned for a special “prom” issue of Pep o’ Plant.

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B Sting

Doctor-office infections are rare, says Linda Chirarello, an epidemiologist at the CDC.

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Stat Splat

The CDC’s annual National STD Prevention Conference in March caught us up on sex bugs’ status.

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Beg To Differ

At amfAR’s 14th national HIV/AIDS Update Conference, women’s health advocate Hema Santhanam urged preventionistas to broaden their hetero...

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Oh, God!

A young Muslim feels the presence of angels while her mother undergoes risky brain surgery.

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Laughing Matters

“It’s been 22.3 years. AIDS is finally funny."

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Cable Ace

The long-awaited film of Tony Kushner’s AIDS epic Angels in America began shooting in April.

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Bullox over Broadway

In March, diva Patti LuPone landed in tabloids for protesting a plea for AIDS donations after a performance of Noises Off.

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A Pair of Genes

The future of HIV therapy is near, and it’s called pharmacogenetics.

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Gene Machine

A blood test that measures mitochondrial damage before it causes serious symptoms might one day serve as a crystal ball for HIVers on...

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An STI FYI

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...

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Fly by Night

Two German scientists have a provocative theory for how humans were first infected with HIV, prompting shouts of skepticism from...

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All the News That’s Fit to Zip...

A French survey found that only one-half of all HIVer deaths are caused by LE SIDA.

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Classical Lit

Given resistance and side effects, the need for smarter, gentler versions of the 16 HAART drugs currently available could not be clearer.

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The Pill Chill

HIVers -- and those who sleep with them -- may want to think twice before using the Pill, the contraceptive that contains sex hormones...

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Mixed Signals

Several HIV meds may have negative interactions with the hormones in the Pill (ethinyl-estradiol, or E-E).

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Tat’s Two

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...

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Gender Bender

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...

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Whodunit

A letter in the Journal of AIDS reported that a review of 34 HAART scripts for hospitalized HIVers at an unnamed teaching joint revealed...

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Who’s Who

The World Health Organization (WHO) drew up its first “A” list of safe HIV meds in March.

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Big Sis

A single intravaginal swab (SIS) is a DIY health check for down there.

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Clean Screen

Scientists call it the building blocks of life, but in a blood transfusion DNA can be the nails in the coffin.

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Obituary

Belynda Dunn knew how to get your attention.

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Obits

Marsha Burnett, a long-term survivor who graced the cover of POZ for June 2001’s “Songs in the Key of Life.”

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Asimov As He Was

Isaac Asimov, Whose Thoughts and Books Traveled the Universe, Is Dead at 72," headlined the New York Times obituary on April 7, 1992.

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Milestones

Johns Hopkins radiologist Elias Zerhouni, MD, was tapped to head the NIH, a post vacant for two years.

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Tricks of the Trade

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but if she’s a sex worker, a condom is a close second.

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Cunning Linguist

Neggie boyfriend won’t go downtown -- what’s a viral Venus to do? Therapist Patrick Califia gives the blow by blow.

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Editor’s Letter

In 2002, with Pride approaching, gay men are not exactly an army of lovers.

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Mailbox

As I read “A Loving Spoonful” [February/March 2002], I wonder where that love is?

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Bloodless, Still Gutsy

Self-mutilating maestro Ron Athey on new work, old wounds and those three-hour enemas

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