| Proud of Our Blood
by Barbara Sanon
In Haiti, san sal ("dirty blood") is a mortal insult: It means your bad deeds are the inevitable result of your bad blood.
| The Most Dangerous AIDS Reporter
by Richard Berkowitz
Her renegade coverage had the AIDS world screaming bloody murder. Now, writer Richard Berkowitz gets Celia Farber to answer a decade of charges—and level a few of her own.
Former Congress member RON DELLUMS (D-Calif.), best known for his "Marshall Plan" to combat AIDS in Africa, was nominated to head the PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HIV/AIDS.
Since his July 1997 POZ cover story, HIV positive former boxer TOMMY MORRISON has been in and out of jail. In December, he went back in for—among other charges—cocaine possession and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
| Give a Dame
by Kevin O'Leary
Amid a flurry of Y2K-inspired rumors of an engagement to Michael Jackson, amfAR's founding chair, Elizabeth Taylor, was awarded the honorary title of Dame by her royal namesake in Britain.
| Mom's Needle Point
by Shana Naomi Krochmal
Through a balmy December and a bitter January, this ad from New York City's Positive Health Project ran in 2,000 of the Big Apple's public buses—half the city's fleet.
| Shout Out
"I thought it would be like 'And finishing the news tonight: Two dogs were found raising bunny rabbits, and Twisted Sister won't let the Braves use their song.'
| Gays Need Not Apply
by Denny Lee
With the nation’s blood supply at critical lows—made even worse
because of widespread flu outbreaks—the last thing you’d expect at a
blood drive is a velvet rope. But that’s what San Francisco Supervisor
Mark Leno faced when he offered to donate blood at City Hall last year.
| Cheap Veep
by Doug Ireland
At the United Nations, Al Gore scores a PR winner with his walk-on commitment to the global AIDS crisis. According to Doug Ireland, the vice prez is more mouth than money.
| On The Runs
by Stephen Gendin
Meds made a mess of his intestines and self-esteem. Now, with this Diarrhea Diary, former slave to the porcelain Stephen Gendin shares his dirty laundry.
| Choose Me
by Susan Gerhard
There’s a fortune in them there alternative therapies, and the market is as unregulated as the wild West. What’s a consumer to do? Susan Gerhard reports
| The Case of Missing Cofactors
by Bob Lederer
“HIV is not the sole cause of AIDS” is an idea whose time has come and gone and come again. Now that the dream of eradication is dead, researchers are back on the cofactor scent. Bob Lederer reports.
| You Are What You Eat
by Lark Lands
Mom’s advice to “take your vitamins” goes double for HIVers who want to feel better and live longer?
| No Roman Holiday
by Greg Lugliani
The plop and fizz for Caesar-sized heartburn By Greg Lugliani