January / December 1996
| Network News
by Michelle Delio
It’s 1995: Do you know what your modem is? A direct line to AIDS news—and chitchat
| 1995 POZ Honors
by David Tinmouth
POZ honors the sublime, the ridiculous, the dangerous and the heroic moments of the past year. Gone, regrettably, does not mean forgotten.
| 1995 POZ Honors: Arts
by David Tinmouth
Congress should stop shooting down the arts—and aim for the critics instead
| 1995 POZ Honors: Law
by David Tinmouth
Selling liquor on Sundays, however, would remain unjustifiable
| Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie and HIV
by Casey Davidson
Eagle Scout Henry Nicols likes blondes, cars and "sex on the beach." Talking with him you wonder: When does a normal young man in extraordinary circumstances become an extraordinary young man?
| Hollywood Shuffles AIDS
by Richard Natale
This past fall marked the 10th anniversary of Rock Hudson's death from AIDS and the true beginning of Hollywood's AIDS activism. It is a milestone of sorts for the entertainment community and an appropriate moment to pause and measure what has been accomplished, as well as what still needs to be done.
| Banned in the U.S.A.
by Bert Archer
April Fool's Day is Bryce Courtenay's book about his son Damon and his experience with AIDS in Australia, and despite being a bestseller in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, if the New York City publishing cartel has its way, it will never be published in the United States.
| Mind Over Health Matters
by Scott Williams
Candles, statuettes, incense and nostalgic personal tokens adorn
Carie Ford-Broecker's living room altar and a sweeping window view
of the deep blue Monterey Bay frames this corner of her cozy home
where she comes to meditate and visualize.
| Party Planner
by Cathay Che
Gregory Hinton brings a new AIDS film to the screen
| Industrial Strength
by Evan Forster
Michael Kearns may never eat lunch in Hollywood again, so hold that highchair
| Prosper, and Live Long
The main difference between a list of immune-enhancing behaviors and a list of common psychological characteristics
of long-term AIDS survivors is the title you put on it.
| Worse Things He Could Do
by Erik Meers
Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis settled into his seat on the
New York City subway last fall on his way to perform in the
Off-Broadway show and former Dan Butler vehicle The Only Thing Worse
You Could Have Told Me..., and quickly fell into rapt thought.
| Get Bothered
by Andrew Velez
"I was seriously obsessed with music, but until Red Hot, I'd never worked in the music industry," says Paul Heck, the 28-year-old co-producer of Red Hot + Bothered, the sixth project from the Red Hot Organization.
| Health Insured?
by Catherine Hanssens
If there is one issue people with HIV are virtually guaranteed to
encounter, it is the issue of health care insurance and access. HIV
can be a severe barrier to getting and maintaining health coverage,
a problem that typically worsens with the advancement of the
| See Span
by Tim Horn
For many PWAs -- especially those with infections caused by
cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA)
decision to approve an oral version of the anti-CMV drug Cytovene
(ganciclovir) at the beginning of this year was a blessing.
by Sean Strub
Clinton didn't inhale, but some of us need to
| X-ray Visions
by Kiki Mason
Is that spot on Kiki’s lung just a misplaced Percodan?
| Symptoms? Persist!
by Evelyn C. White
Fever, fatigue, diarrhea and nausea are not "just AIDS"
| Butter's Not All Bad
by Kathy DeLeon
Dr. Bernard Bihari takes a look at Sean O. Strub’s cholesterol levels
| Pas de Deux
by John Servillo
Dancer Arturo Fernandez lives step by step with HIV