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POZ June 2008

POZ June 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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Sergeant Ozzy Ramos Comes Home

Ozzy Ramos grew up on Brooklyn’s tough streets and in the even tougher Marine Corps—but neither prepared him for losing his wife, daughter..

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A Tale of Two Cities

Only eight miles separate Oakland and San Francisco. But their responses to AIDS couldn’t be further apart. In well-funded San Fran, more than...

Living

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Bones: An Owner’s Guide

Everyone with HIV is vulnerable to bone thinning and bone loss. Here’s how to stand up to the problem.

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CD4 Recipe

Ever wonder how CD4 cells learn their job?

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Hey, Babies

Federal health guidelines on pediatric HIV delivered a big change this past January.

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Starting to Gel

For positive people, an effective microbicide gel, applied vaginally or rectally to prevent HIV transmission, could one day reduce...

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Yes, yes, nano

Meds may get smaller and easier via nanotechnology.

The Truth About Cats

The psychological benefits of living with (don’t say “owning”) a cat may cut your risk of dying of a heart attack by 30 percent.

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Gut Check

Deep belly fat (visceral adipose tissue, accumulated through aging or as a side effect of HIV meds) can be annoyingly durable.

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Hep to Weed

A 2008 study evaluated people with chronic hep C (HCV)—including some coinfected with HIV—who inhaled marijuana daily.

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Slam Dunk

Falling into the benefits gap known as the doughnut hole—and how to climb out.

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Prezista Press

Two bulletins on Prezista (darunavir), the HIV protease inhibitor approved two years ago this month.

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Deep Breath

If your daily schedule doesn’t allow for hours of meditation, try this prescription from Daniel Lee, MD, of the University of California...

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Lives on the Line

An HIV benefits hotline director reveals your most common questions —and gives answers that work.

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Spot Check

Some quick and easy steps for self-improvement —one problem area at a time.

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Separated at Birth

This June, HIV turns 27.

Talking

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Hipper Hop

How can the hip-hop industry fight HIV when its music seems to fuel it?

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Flesh for Fantasy

Porn goddess Chi Chi LaRue urges a boycott of barebacking videos.

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Mixed Doubles

HIV-negative Ben Munisteri is tired of explaining—and defending—his two long-term relationships with positive men.

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Hall Monitor

Despite activist cries, a state law requiring the disclosure of students’ HIV-positive status hangs on.

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Moral Minority

A positive chaplain’s crusade for needle exchange.

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From Roger With Love

Mention James Bond in the same sentence as HIV prevention, and you’ll leave AIDS advocates shaken, not stirred.

Red Ribbons and Checkered Flags

As NASCAR competition heats up this summer, here’s to one racing legend whom HIV left in the dust.

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Sunday School AIDS

The black church is the backbone of the African-American community, but it has also reinforced HIV stigma and homophobia.

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Mayors Get Testy

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) is again asking America’s mayors to help...

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POZ/NEG-June 2008

Our positive and negative feelings for four HIV divas.

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Oh, Brother

A stock character on TV “reality” shows is the scheming homosexual—who rattles the other contestants with stereotypical ideas of what it...

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The Insiders

At a Harlem center for people with HIV, healing begins within. 

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Editor’s Letter-June 2008

Semper Fi

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Mailbox-June 2008

“The Long Haul” [March 2008, about HIV-positive truckers] was a very good article!

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