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October 2005


On the Cover-Gerard Thai
I've never been ill, and I wonder why I'm so fortunate. People ask my secret. I exercise, eat right, don't smoke or do drugs.

Immuno's Defense
by David Evans
Imagining the future of HIV research

Quick Draw
by David Thorpe
HIVer Darren Davis reveals his latest comic book, Victoria's Secret Service-and a studly HIV positive character in the works

The Common Touch
by David Evans

Seeking for the Perfect Pill
by Ivan Oransky MD
Will two new meds solve the problem with protease?

Three’s the Charm With One-A-Day

No Cure, But A Better Liver
by Laura Whitehorn
Hep C treatment left her healthier, though not Hep-less

Striking Gold
by Laura Whitehorn
A new discovery may finally skin staph

Doctor’s Diary - October 2005
by Barbara Johnston, MD
We don’t always agree with our patients’ choices   

Home Work
by Patrick Letellier
Building access to a place you can afford

Daring to Diet
by Derek Thaczuk
Control weight and boost health—with HIV in the mix

Do and Don’t-Do Diets

Flu-Shot Time
by Laura Whitehorn

by Laura Whitehorn
You knew cigarettes were bad for your health. Did you know they also muck up your sex life?

In Sickness and In Health
by Emmy Favilla
Two HIVers swap vows and celebrate their nuptials inside a nursing home

Buzz Off
by Diana Scholl

A Little off the Top
by Chris Nutter
Can circumcision save straight men from HIV?

Buddy Up
by Diana Scholl
Friends can enrich your life—and your health

Who Will Save Them Next?

Pulse - October 2005

Wait-Lifting Stretches
by Fanen Chiahemen
Scrawny state med programs get a small increase, as  heavyweight changes loom large

Charlize in Charge
by Josh Sparber

Miss Congeniality 3:HIV
by Diana Scholl
HIV beauty queens past and present who rule aids activism

Rap Sheet
by Emmy Favilla
Hip-hoppers rhyme “HIV awareness”

Mentors - October 2005
by Aaron Krach

Sex Toys R Us
by River Huston
Will disclosure kill River Huston’s good vibrations?

Trying Trials
by Lucile Scott
How one HIVer successfully sampled experimental meds

by M.C. Mars
The media love M.C. Mars' gritty memoir—except the HIV part

Editor's Letter - October 2005
by Walter Armstrong
The wonder of it all

Mailbox - October 2005


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