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Stephen Gendin
by Staff
From daily fashion statements to his fearless statements of other kinds, in life Stephen was impossible to miss. But in death he will be missed utterly by the community he inspired, provoked and loved. The following tributes begin to suggest his unique legacy.

Be Very Afraid
by Larry Kramer
Activists are sellouts. Drugs won't save us. The pipeline's full of shit. In Stephen Gendin's death, Larry Kramer sees every HIVer's future. And the reason for us to be heroes again.

The CD4 Solution?
by Lark Lands and Doug Allen
Now that HAART-for-life is a bust, IL-2 -- the immune-boosting drug that gets a rise out of your CD4 cells -- has been reborn. After years of testing and a dose adjustment or two, some docs say it's ready for prime time.

The Boys in the Band
by Katie Szymanski
ACT UP/San Francisco says AIDS is not a killer disease but a vast homophobic conspiracy -- and they'll do almost anything to make that point. Katie Szymanski hangs with the activists labeled "psychopaths" to find out if there's a method to their madness.

Bare Witness
Stephen Gendin was the irrreplacable It Boy of AIDS and queer activism. His comrades. lovers, and friends explain.

The March
by Kai Wright

My, What a Big Trial IL-2 Has! Will It Work?

AIDSplotation or Art?
by Daniel Vaillancourt
This is one of those photos deemed too shocking for the International AIDS Conference, You decide. 

Refugee All-Stars
by Denny Lee

Drive-By Shopping
by Michelle Tan

Upward Mobility
by Denny Lee

by Sean Strub

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Take Five
by Staff

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The Medium Is The Message
by Patrick Califia

A Conference Of Their Own
by Diane Peters

by Denny Lee

Cutting Class
by Doug Ireland
Whatever happened to AIDS ed in schools? Don’t tune in to Campaign 2000 for the answer. Doug Irelands flunks America—and its politicians—for their low HIV GPA.

Last Word
by Stephen Gendin
Whatever happened to AIDS activism? Stephen Gendin dares his comrades to bite the hand that feeds ‘em.

It Takes A Village Voice
by Greg Lugliani
Mark Schoofs of The Village Voice went to African to report on history’s worst health crisis and came out with a Pulitzer Prize. POZ Executive Editor Greg Lugliani asks, “What else?” 

Conference of the Century
by Kai Wright,Gus Cairns,Esther Kaplan,Bob Lederer and David Scondras

Stop and Start
by Lark Lands
The AIDS shindig in South Africa marked an eclipse of HAART-for-life and the dawning of cheap meds for poor nations.

Sit Up, Sit Down?
by Lark Lands
The Durban AIDS conference uncorked no magnum breakthroughs but did not serve up a few tantalizing tidbits on possible advances. Some just might make your drug cocktail go down a little easier. POZ Science Editor Lark Lands reports.

Too Much Information

Sex RX

Talking Tipranavir
by Tim Horn

Shelf Life
by Maia Szalavitz

The In Crowd
by Greg Lugliani
Ingrown nails are a pain for many HIVers. Nurse says postpone the pedicure and start soaking.

Herb Of The Month
by Michael Onstott

He Died Of Old AIDS
by Lark Lands and Howard Grossman, MD
What killed Stephen Gendin? His heart and lungs stopped working because of septic shock because he had no white blood cells because of chemotherapy because of lymphoma because of HIV.

10.8.88: Old Flames
by Andrew Sullivan

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