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POZ October 2003

POZ October 2003

In every issue, you'll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.

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The Clock Watchers

With their multidrug resistance and dwindling T cells, HIVers desperate for “salvage therapy" remind us that in the absence of a cure...

Inside the Issue

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After Ibn Zuhur

Before it was trashed amidst the U.S.-led invasion, this hospital outside Baghdad was both protector and prison for its HIVers in Sadaam's..

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In Cold Blood

By holding next year's world AIDS confab in Bangkok, will the global community be backing Thailand's practice of murdering HIVers?

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Unfine China

Villagers with HIV in Xiongqiao, in China’s Henan Province, rallied last summer to demand better care and payment of their $36 monthly aid..

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Maine Idea

If you lack health insurance—and Medicaid or ADAP won’t cover needed care—point your legislators to Maine.

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Bayer's BIG Headache

In May, a New York Times investigation hit the Bayer Corp. with a headache from hell.

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POS/NEG

Popular South African Parliament member Patricia de Lille has launched the country’s first woman-led political party with three HIVers...

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Gone Shopping

Married for 30 years, my friend Juanita agonized over an unprotected sex affair — but wouldn’t go near a clinic for an HIV test.

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The Bug Stops Here

Thirteen percent of HIVers have done the dirty without using condoms or mentioning their serostatus to negative or untested partners.

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Milestones

A belated tribute is due to gay-rights pioneer John E. Fryer, MD, one of the first psychiatrists to specialize in treating HIVers.

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Documania

Three reality flicks duke it out to deliver a crash course on the global catastrophe

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For Pete's Sake

Sequined showstopper Peter Allen's grand entrance onto Broadway—again

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Wake-Up Call

Chris Bull’s ambitious tour of two decades of seminal AIDS writing, While the World Sleeps (Thunder’s Mouth Press, $16.95), opens with...

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Heavenly & Hazardous

Nurse Know-It-All serves up some cold, HAART advice on her two favorite vices

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Shock and Blah

Anonymous discloses to a devastated response—her own

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Publisher's Letter

My boyfriend doesn't want to have sex with me a lot of the time.

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Mailbox

Partner is my favorite section of POZ.

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Lady Liberate

The stud/slut double standard is worse than degrading—it’s downright deadly.

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Cash Up Front

The feds’ goal of halving America’s HIV rate—now 40,000 new cases a year—by 2005 would cost $383 mil more in prevention funds annually...

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Tastes Great! Less Filling!

Keeping condoms consumer-friendly takes constant innovation, especially with oral sex such a, uh, hard sell. Mint is out. What's in?

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Tat Caveat

Tattoos have been getting some bad ink.

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Only A Test

Google “home HIV test,” and Discreet’s website pops up.

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Lipodystrophy

Trials of Serostim (human growth hormone or HGH) to treat lipodystrophy are now joined by a study of peptide TH9507.

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New Meds On The Shelf

Reyataz (atazanavir) and Emtriva (emtricitabine)

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Book Report

Nerve-numb HIVers who loved Numb Toes and Aching Soles and Numb Toes and Other Woes, Senneff’s guides to periperhal neuropathy (PN)...

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60% of HIVers Now Survive Lymphoma

The incidence of non-Hodgkins lymphoma hasn’t fallen in the HAART era.

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Zip Your Lipids

HAART is famous for raising cholesterol, but you're lacking in lipid linguistics?

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Tea Cells

Raise your pinkie and haul out Granny’s china: Tea might cure AIDS.

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Paris When It Sizzled

Resistant HIV floods Europe! Superinfections sighted! Fat returns to lipo faces!

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Playing It Safe And Sexy

While the big National HIV Prevention Conference in July sounded the alarm over last year’s 7.1 percent rise in new gay HIV cases...

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HEP Or HIV?

Hiv/hepatitis C coinfection poses a dilemma: Which virus should be treated first?

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The Soprano

To fight the stress and worry of HIV, I pray, use relaxation tapes—and sing.

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Dementia

A blood test may soon show your risk for HIV-associated dementia (HAD).

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Butch And Moan

Love don't come easy to middle-aged cabbies with HIV. M. C. Mars drives the point home.

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Toxic Avengers

A ballsy corps of HIVers strikes up awareness

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