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POZ May 2002

POZ May 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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The Doctor Is Out

Managed care is making AIDS docs close up shop, but some MDs are fighting mad. Plus: How to work your HMO (an Rx for patient patients)

Inside the Issue

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Divinely Driven Dick

On the edge of opening night, Dick Scanlan takes a breath to celebrate a decade spent bringing his dream musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie..

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Say Aaaaah!

Is HIV driving you dental? Let POZ start you on the road to oral bliss. Open up and...

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Unveiled

After 9/11, as Arab Americans with AIDS retreat deeper into the closet, a band of brave advocates battles to strip its community of...

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HMOs & HIV

The news about HMOs is always a downer. The claims you file routinely get rejected or "lost."

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Loan Ranger

If mounting medical bills ever led you to desperate fantasies of grand larceny, consider this cautionary tale.

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Raging Bull

The politics of HIV prevention have provoked an Abstinence Avengers vs. Condom Crusaders slugfest inside the Bush White House.

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Global Yodel

When the World Economic Forum (WEF) chose post-9/11 New York City for its annual January gathering o

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Bush 2, MaryJane 0

“Chanting "Liar!” some 200 San Franciscans jeered Asa Hutchinson, head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in February when he said...

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Milestones

Korrin Krause, a 16-year-old bagger fired by a Wisconsin IGA when the grocery store learned she had HIV, won a $90,000 settlement.

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Afghan AIDS

HIV will soon join women and music among what can be publicly displayed in newly liberated Afghanistan.

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Hemo Hero

A belated tribute is due to Larry Madeiros, 38, a leader in the hemophilia community, who died in September of hepatitis-related liver...

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Georgia on My Mind

After a disappointing start, Bear Me builds, chapter by chapter, a euphony of voices searching for answers and salvation.

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I Want My HIV TV

Even if you have more than 57 channels, there's not necessarily anything to watch -- not with a viral twist, at least.

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Jock Sock

Olympic organizers braved host-state criticism to provide 12,000 condoms to athlete participants.

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Gal-lery

The Body website (www.thebody.com) just got more shapely with an online show featuring art by 12 of the women of Visual AIDS.

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Spin Cycle

"Ominous News for AIDS Victims," warned the headline at CBS.com, reflecting its TV coverage.

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Seattle Rattle

By the close of the wonkish wonderland in Seattle known as the 9th-annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, 2002...

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Prime Time

Merck & Co. had the Seattle confab buzzing by announcing a year-long safety test of its HIV vaccine in a small group of negative volunteers.

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Rhesus in Pieces

A single HIV mutation -- not monkeying around -- killed a Harvard University primate in a promising vaccine trial.

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Fast Lane T Cells

Could solving the prickly mystery of how CD4 cells are lost lead to new approaches to therapy?

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Sustiva Diva

BMS' vamped-up version of Sustiva (efavirenz) hit the market in February.

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Coke Is It

When cocaine is given to mice infected with HIV, the stimulant increases the virus' ability not only to reproduce (200-fold!) but also to...

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Obituary

Research pioneer David Barry, MD, died of a heart attack in January at 58.

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Marathon Man

Entering a study of long-term nonprogressors, LeRoy Whitfield finds it's not just his blood that's under the microscope.

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Love Handles

Falling in love but feeling infectious? Therapist Patrick Califia helps you get a grip on HIV intimacy issues.

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Publisher's Letter

I've failed. Chances are, you have, too. We are all living, breathing treatment failures.

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Mailbox

I have been fired up all week after reading your article on lipodystrophy and New-Fill ["Feds Nix Lipo Fix," January 2002].

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Playing (for Keeps) in Poughkeepsie

Positive mom Marcy Zadanowsky Yearby and son Ricky are celebrating Mother's Day no.15-and counting

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NEG/POS

South Africa's first locally produced generic HIV meds are in the final stage government approval.

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