| Marked Man
by Peter Kurth
To Activism’s Einstein, E=HIV
| Warts and All
by Bill Strubbe
If you thought teenage acne was tough, HIV has an unsightly surprise in store for you
| Cracker Jack
by Stephen Greco
A downtown artist mixed mediums and metaphors
| Names Will Never Hurt You?
by Anna Forbes
Just like Poltergeist, mandatory HIV name reporting is back—but this time the battle lines are redrawn
| War on the Warts
by Bill Strubbe
Dr. Lark Lands, POZ science editor and author of the upcoming book Positively Well: Living with HIV as a Chronic, Manageable, Survivable Disease, has found that nutritional supplements help combat warts and the seemingly intractable molluscum by improving overall skin health.
| Déjà Vu
Whose standard of care is bigger? It’s a draw. The HIV treatment
guidelines put out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) and the U.S. branch of the International AIDS Society (IAS) are
| Green Means Go
San Francisco researchers stoked up the victory pipe as the feds gave a green light to medical marijuana studies.
| The Cutting Edge
Uncut males are more likely to get HIV due to the tissue-paper-like thinness of the foreskin.
| Sealed w/KS
Research indicating that PWAs who have Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) may develop
AIDS more slowly than others got a lukewarm welcome from experts.
| Shalala Infections
As the movement to fund needle exchange gained momentum Congress passed, and Clinton signed, a bill
freezing the power of HHS Secretary Donna Shalala to fund syringe swaps
until April 1, 1998.
| ADAP Tapped
Newsflash: ADAP’s going broke! Thirty of the nation’s 50 AIDS Drug
Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are either closed to new clients or anticipate
| Trojan Wars
The World’s Toughest Condom title is still up for grabs, as Ramses
backed down from claims that its love glove beats the competition.
| Girls on Trial
Reactions were mixed to the FDA’s proposed rule that drug companies may
no longer exclude women from clinical trials for reproductive reasons.
| The Pill Drill
The Pill got a dose of bad press as research in the Lancet suggested a link between oral contraceptives and HIV transmission.
| Say What
AIDS: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
| Tapped for Greatness
by Dennis Levy
A Tribute: When I first met Harriet Browne in 1995, she was an elegant, attractive 63-year-old.
| My Brother
Kincaid may be haunted by memory, but she faces her fears by giving them voice.
| Carmine’s Story
Carmine pulls no punches. He won’t smile at the camera if he doesn’t
feel like it and he’s honest about his feelings of isolation.
| Crocodile Tears
Ted Sod, the writer and star of this independent film, is not afraid to let the grubby hem of his Freudian slip show.
| The Kinsey Sicks
AZT now has its own tune. San Francisco’s “dragapella” group The Kinsey
Sicks has set irony-laden lyrics about HIV to the Jackson Five’s “ABC.”
Two beat-down jazz musicians (Tupac Shakur and Tim Roth) decide to kick
their heroin habits because their lives are getting too, well, scary.
Toronto’s Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange provides
much-needed information about the options available to Canadian PWAs.
| Patrolling the Borders
Handling HIV is a challenge for anyone, but for immigrants HIV is a totally tangled web.
| Instruments of Infection
Some recent outbreaks of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis have been blamed on contaminated bronchoscopes.
| Hiccup Blues
by Larry Lyle, DO
I heard that hiccups could be a sign of serious complications in PWAs—what’s the deal?
| A New Kind of Waisting
Justly famous for extending or even saving lives, protease inhibitors
(PIs) are becoming just as famous for their drawbacks, such as
cross-resistance and interactions with other medications.
| .38 Caliber
by Janis Giorgi, PhD
Make way for the new CD cell on the block. Sean had better get down for the count
| The Labors for Your Fruits
by Lark Lands, PhD
Every year in North America, 33 million people
are made ill by food-borne infections, 9,000 of whom don’t survive.
| Barbed Comments
by Interview by Manjula Martin
Barb Cardell is used to talking about sex. But since the 33-year-old was last profiled in POZ, both her safer-sex outreach work with the Boulder County AIDS Project and her own treatment have gone through some transformations.
| Party Planner
by Becky Minnich
No “regrets only” to Tim Williams’ HIV
| Hollywood Golightly
by Mark Alpert
A former party girl reveals the myth behind the 90210 zip code
by Sean Strub
HIV predator stories have become a media staple
Jon Fryman, an accomplished Los Angeles-based artist, died on October 27, 1997