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How To Vote
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Some of Congress’ biggest AIDS foes (and friends) may go down to defeat at the polls this fall. Doug Ireland reports on the races where your lever-pulling counts most.

Pills! Chills! Thrills! Spills!
by Lark Lands, PhD
Drugs that fight HIV and opportunistic infections are lengthening life spans, but the list of troubling side effects is also growing. Lark Lands tells you everything you wanted to know about med-related nasties but were afraid to ask.

Keeping Up With The Jones
by David Groff
Cleve Jones created the epidemic’s most enduring symbol and got ready to die. But instead the Master Quilter is having a midlife crisis and loving every minute of it. David Groff reports

Alabama Bound
by Tim Murphy
AIDS quarantines are alive and well in Southern prisons, where HIVers die a slow death. Is this effective HIV prevention or cruel and unusual punishment?  

Green Alert!
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Just because herbs are natural doesn’t mean they can’t be nasty. Michael Onstott tells how to mix a safe plant-drug cocktail.

Publisher’s Letter
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Double Identity
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Catching Up With...
by Greg Lugliani

Off-Line Service
by Denny Lee

Data Drill
by Shana Naomi Krochmal

Hair Comes The Condoms
by Joyce Jellison

There’s No Place Like Om
by Ronnilyn Pustil

Straight To The Heart
by River Huston

by Denny Lee

Second Sex First
by Cynthia Cooper

by Rachel Lewis

He’s All That
by Chad Kaydo

Recovery Lite
by Lillian Thiemann
Lillian Thiemann takes a trip to see Sandra Bullock in 28 Days, where it hits her that AA doesn’t stand for Academy Award.

Road Trippin'
by Shawn Decker
Our hemo-hero rock star Shawn Decker resurfaces after a 10-month drug binge feeling bruised and confused.

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
by Rebecca Minnich
While climbing meds mountain, these four HIVers fell into the antiretroviral abyss. Here’s how they made their comeback. Sparkle!

Change of Heart
by Lark Lands, PhD
Could your anti-HIV meds put you at risk for a heart attack? Lark lands talks to one PWA who’s been through it all, and tells you how to take preventive steps.

Crossing the Liver
by Cindra Feuer
Liver failure could get you before HIV does, and that mountain of meds you’re swallowing doesn’t help. Cindra Feuer tells how to make nice to this mighty organ.

Warning: Natural Selection
by Michael Onstott
The dirt on herbs

Dandelion Whine
by Greg Lugliani
Helpful hints to get out of hay-fever hell.

Teen Talk
by Tim Horn

Skin Deep
by Bob Lederer and Frank Lipman, MD
Bitchy itchies plagued Marlene Diaz, and a too-high type of white blood cell could have spelled allergies. But after self-care for other causes, she’s no longer crawling out of her skin.

Resistance Assistance
by Tim Horn

Dishes On The Side
by Pedro Cruz
Where to find the inside scoop on anti-HIV drug side effects and recipes for overcoming them

Kentucky Woman
by Kate Black

Comfort Zone

The Funky Fungus Among Us
by Maia Szalavitz
Planning to pop antifungals to stop a rush of thrush? A new study advises that you resist the urge.

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