In every issue, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.
Inmates have emerged as their own best AIDS educators and advocates. Why don’t prison wardens, ASOs and health departments get it?
PWA Greg Smith is serving 25 years for attempted murder. His crime? Allegedly biting a corrections officer.
From Far Rockaway to Sing Sing, the children of an inmate with AIDS hold a family together.
Treatment and care for inmates with HIV varies dramatically from prison to prison. The luck of the draw can mean life or death.
A prison drug-smuggler’s story
New investigation and intrigue in ’80s tainted-blood tragedy
He beats the odds behind the walls
Photographer Frank Jump captures traces of a lost world.
Abbott’s manufacturing malady is hard to swallow
New know-not infected stats
POZ gets a lot of mail from prisoners with HIV. Every day the letters arrive, sometimes in stacks.
“Congratulations on the “Summer Fiction Reader” (August 1998). It’s superb.”
Woman with HIV bedded men for revenge
Brits nix early treatment
The U.S. government reached the end of its red tape in July when it allowed a PWA to re-enter the country where he had lived and paid taxes.
“POZ epitomizes all that is sordid, insipid, obscene, meretricious and disingenuous about nouveau riche ‘HIV’ consumer culture."
Surprise! Sharing a snorkel has no HIV risk
Public attitudes about AIDS have changed…for the worse.
Legislator burns to ban Viagra for PWAs
The Nushawn Williams case became a lightning rod in the debate over criminalization of transmission.
A national medical ID poses severe threats to HIV confidentiality
Supreme Court backs application of ADA to prisons
The president who didn’t inhale now denies benefits to those who do
The AIDS czar has activism in her blood and ice in her bra
This collection by imprisoned writers shatters stereotypes in a barrage of complex truths.
Serodiscordant relationship sounds more like Cold War tensions than hot nookie between people with and without HIV.
Andrew Sullivan takes on love, loss, friendship and sex
The king of chat loves to do just that
Movers, shakers and troublemakers
You walked the earth deliberately, solid-thighed, heavy-treaded, laden with Koran...
Bruce Cratsley, 53; James McIntyre, 49; Fabrice Simon, 47
Tommy and Valerie Reeder’s romance is better than fiction
She was a poet who didn’t know itÃ¢€¦until she got HIV
At New York City’s PWA Health Group, the bottom line ousts a top activist
When neggies pop The Question
People with HIV on the street have learned that there’s no substitute for aggressively taking their health into their own hands.
Home HIV tests made easy
How to stomach liquid Norvir
It’s clear by now that crafty HIV infiltrates a variety of hidden “reservoirs” in the body.
A shot of testosterone can really perk up a guy’s day and night, according to Dr. Glenn Wagner
Increasing CD4 counts with a nontoxic agent already available sounds like wishful thinking.
The motherly advice of “a vitamin a day” got powerful new support from a clinical trial
Tips on reducing harm from drugging and tattooing
Answers to common combo-therapy questions
Pump it up
Better eating behind bars
De-stress with meditation
HAART broken, Stephen Gendin is prescribed a six-to-eight drug regimen
Information and advocacy for prisoners with HIV
Broadway’s favorite songwriter opens a new window
Barton Benes makes art combining images with text from the thousands of letters his Aunt Evelyn wrote to him in the ’70s.