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November 1999

How to End the Epidemic
A community action agenda with some blue sky notions, too

Blame It on Your Hormones
by Lark Lands
If you're tired, you're cranky and you've lost your love jones, Lark Lands know just what the doctor hasn't ordered.

Both Sides Now
by Stephen Gendin and Kyle McDowell
In their own words, two lovers try to make sense of how one came to infect the other with an HIV supervirus. While the sex they describe may seem extreme, the conflicts that made their love harmful are most common to us all--though rarely described with such candor and courage. But this is more than a cautionary tale for other serodiscordant couples. It is also, as Robert Remien, PhD, says in his concluding notes, a call to communities for open discussion of mixed-status struggles.

Editor's Letter
by Walter Armstrong
There was a time when I felt awful about being spared from AIDS while so many other, worthier gay men were not. I am more forgiving now. But there is one person I still don't feel all right about having survived.

Mailbox-November 1999

Rock of Aegis
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

Don't Ask, Don't Tell
by Brent Jordheim
Despite a mixed record on gay and lesbian issues, President Clinton has always allowed that he feels the pain. On July 28, he became the first sitting president to host a meeting with elected gay leaders. The First Empath and friends spent 90 minutes discussing "a broad domestic agenda, including the environment and Medicare," according to the White House's Dagoberto Vega. Did the AIDS pandemic merit a slot on the docket? POZ went straight to the horses' mouths.

Class Act
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

Drug Ads Add Up
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

Life is better with HIV, say 49% of positive folks.

"Should Marijuana Be Legal for Medical Purposes?"
by Kate Zambreno

Less than 3,000 Served
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

All the Lonely People
by Ashok Row Kavi

A Squeeze-In at the Summit
by Julie Boler

Remembrance of Things Present
by Sean Strub

Future Shock
by Celia Farber

Cho & Tell
by Walter Armstrong
POZ caught Margaret Cho’s rising star in December ‘95 after her AIDS flick 'It’s My Party'. Now the comic is back, touring with I’m the One That I Want, her hilarious one-woman tell-all.

Babe in Boyland
by Emily Carter
Post-diagnosis, post-recovery and pre-menopausal, out fearless columnist finds her sex drive kicking into high gear. What's a girl to do? Emily Carter lets us in on a few of her favorite things.

Bad Faith
by Doug Ireland
Congress prepares to render unto the religious the right to discriminate against people with HIV. Doug Ireland explains the newest hate law.

Get Well Soon
by Michael Scarce
Gay=Sick has been science's diagnosis for centuries. In search of a second opinion, Michael Scarce finds both his doctor's medicine bag and the AIDS crisis model wanting.

Dr. Leather Meets Mr. Right
by Andrew Sullivan
Contrary conservative Andrew Sullivan's marching orders from POZ were to find a man who's the marrying kind. He bagged Tony Mills, International Mr. Leather 1998--and a doctor, no less. Get to know the softer side of chaps.

Ties That Bind
by Tony Mills
 Size doesn't matter when it comes to domestic violence

Supreme Sacrifice
by Arthur S. Leonard
High court limits disability protections, hanging HIVers out to dry. Arthur S. Leonard is on the case.

Pregnant Poz
by Stacie Stukin
Flor Monterossa had her doubts, but now she can't wait to welcome her baby into the world

How to Have a Healthy Baby
by Stacie Stukin
For moms-to-be, seven best-chance options to keep your infant HIV negative

Spare the Breast
by Stacie Stukin

Stop PCP Pills?
by Doug Allen

The Big Queasy
by Greg Lugliani
How to stroke a stomach that just won't quit

On the Rebound
by As Told to Lark Lands and Jon Kaiser, MD
Marlene Diaz pink-slips GI and lipo blues with her own special combo

From the Gut
by Interview by Lark Lands, PhD and Peter Anton
The next research frontier: HIV's intestinal hiding place. Peter Anton goes to the source.

Hoop Dreams
by Jeff Hoover
 In 1991 Magic Johnson woke up middle America to AIDS. At the time it seemed like the full-court press would save the day.



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