In every issue, you'll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.
A User's Guide to Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Med Meanies
A new guide to gay men's health covers everything from AIDS to aging to anal sex—and that's just the A's. Steve Wakefield asks author Da...
Some of Congress' biggest AIDS foes (and friends) may go down to defeat at the polls this fall. Doug Ireland reports on the races where your l...
Drugs that fight HIV and opportunistic infections are lengthening life spans, but the list of troubling side effects is also growing.
Cleve Jones created the epidemic's most enduring symbol and got ready to die. But instead the Master Quilter is having a midlife crisis and lo...
AIDS quarantines are alive and well in Southern prisons, where HIVers die a slow death. Is this effective HIV prevention or cruel and unusual...
Just because herbs are natural doesn't mean they can't be nasty. Michael Onstott tells how to mix a safe plant-drug cocktail.
I walk by the dirty brick apartment building—the site of my infection, seven years ago this mo
A Sure BrettImagine my surprise when I picked up the June 2000 POZ after not having seen Brett Beasl
Like some anti-HIV meds, the fare at “identity” film festivals—whose flicks have n
It would be better to spend money on the poor and immigrants, because homosexuals are rich, from ric
Pregnant Patricia finds out not only that she’s positive but that she got HIV from her two-tim
Steve Yurcik (POZ September 1999)Age: 38 Diagnosed: April 1990 New York’s Finest: Retired New
Access is an AIDS, Inc. buzzword. You see it sprinkled on annual reports, laced across fundraising l
You’re one of the lucky ones—the local ASO has a spiffy new computer with lightning-fast
June is a hazy, sluggish month in North Carolina. Even as summer has barely begun to bud, the heat i
Craig’s body is sprawled on top of mine and we’re both breathing heavily. Don’t ge
I tend to stay away from social gatherings of HIV positives because, after a few, I knew that I was
HENRY NICOLS1973–2000It isn’t your typical teenager who holds a press conference to tell
A chilling picture of women and HIV emerges as you listen to the stories. Cynthia Eyakuze, Family Ca
It wasn’t until 100 women became infected with HIV that UNAIDS and Miami-based Columbia Labora
When Scott Hoeninger’s high school civics class required 12 hours of community service, he gav
Lillian Thiemann takes a trip to see Sandra Bullock in 28 Days, where it hits her that AA doesn't stand for Academy Award.
Our hemo-hero rock star Shawn Decker resurfaces after a 10-month drug binge feeling bruised and confused.
While climbing meds mountain, these four HIVers fell into the antiretroviral abyss. Here's how they made their comeback. Sparkle!
Could your anti-HIV meds put you at risk for a heart attack?
Liver failure could get you before HIV does, and that mountain of meds you're swallowing doesn't help. Cindra Feuer tells how to make nice to...
The dirt on herbs
Helpful hints to get out of hay-fever hell.
Ah, the hallmarks of youth: acne…MTV…an active thymus? While the desirability of the f
Bitchy itchies plagued Marlene Diaz, and a too-high type of white blood cell could have spelled allergies.
Once upon a time, viral load tests confused the hell out of everybody. It wasn’t until officia
Where to find the inside scoop on anti-HIV drug side effects and recipes for overcoming them
Right before Belinda Mason died at 32 on September 9, 1991, she told her family, “Well, bye-by
I have a sweet tooth beyond your wildest imagination, and as a once-obese person, I still battle my
Planning to pop antifungals to stop a rush of thrush? A new study advises that you resist the urge.