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October 2003

The Clock Watchers
by Tim Murphy
With their multidrug resistance and dwindling T cells, HIVers desperate for “salvage therapy" remind us that in the absence of a cure, we're all playing for time

After Ibn Zuhur
by Fariba Nawa
Before it was trashed amidst the U.S.-led invasion, this hospital outside Baghdad was both protector and prison for its HIVers in Sadaam's Iraq.  Have they been liberated-only to be left to die?

Stayin' Alive: A Game Plan
by Tim Murphy
Think you’ve hit the end of the road? Here’s a step-by-step survival guide

I Wanna New Drug!
by Tim Murphy
Could these contenders offer the neediest HIVers new hope?

In Cold Blood
by Sally Chew
By holding next year’s world AIDS confab in Bangkok, will the global community be backing Thailand’s practice of murdering HIVers?

Unfine China
by Mubarak Dahir

Maine Idea
by Alex MacDonald

Bayer's BIG Headache
by Mubarak Dahir

Pos & Neg
by Staff

Gone Shopping
by Elena de la Cruz

The Bug Stops Here
by Josh Sparber

by Kayreth Williams

by Kevin O'Leary
Three reality flicks duke it out to deliver a crash course on the global catastrophe

For Pete's Sake
by Dennis Daniel
The swishily sensational showman Peter Allen, who died of AIDS in 1992, was a wizard from a different Oz—Australia.

Wake-Up Call
by Nina Herzog

Heavenly & Hazardous
by Staff and Greg Lugliani
Nurse Know-It-All serves up some cold, HAART advice on her two favorite vices

Shock and Blah
by Anonymous
Anonymous discloses to a devastated response—her own

Publisher's Letter
by Brad Peebles
My boyfriend doesn’t want to have sex with me a lot of the time. So when I came home from a business trip in July to find him horny and ready to go at it, I was both happy and surprised.


Lady Liberate
by Jennifer Block

Cash Up Front:
by Alex MacDonald

Tastes Great! Less Filling!
by Josh Sparber
Keeping condoms consumer-friendly takes constant innovation, especially with oral sex such a, uh, hard sell. Mint is out. What’s in? These (real and imagined) latex exotica.

Tat Caveat
by Jennifer Block

Only A Test
by Jennifer Block


New Meds On The Shelf
by Marissa Pareles

Book Report
by Rebecca Minnich

60% of HIVers Now Survive Lymphoma
by David Gelman, MD

Zip Your Lipids
by David Gelman, MD
HAART is famous for raising cholesterol, but you're lacking in lipid linguistics?  Fatten up:

Tea Cells
by Diane Peters

Paris When It Sizzled

Playing It Safe And Sexy
by Derek Thaczuk

by David Gelman, MD

The Soprano


Butch And Moan
by M.C. Mars
Love don’t come easy to middle-aged cabbies with HIV. M. C. Mars drives the point home

Toxic Avengers
by Josh Sparber
A ballsy corps of HIVers strikes up awareness

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