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April 2006


Anonymous No More
by Regan Hofmann
After four years of revealing the intimate details of her life in the pages of this magazine, POZ’s “Anonymous” columnist discloses her status and becomes editor in chief. Here, she chats with Sean Strub, the magazine’s founder about what it’s like to be publicly positive

Dead Certain?
by Bob Lederer
Despite the death of her daughter from what the Los Angeles County coroner determined was an AIDS-related infection, HIV positive Christine Maggiore stands by her views—including that HIV does not cause AIDS. Her position, labeled “denialist,” has been discredited by the majority of the scientific community. If her belief is widely disproved, why do others believe it too? 

Tough Breaks
by Tim Murphy
The SMART study stopped enlisting for its drug-holiday arm after too many people got sick. Is this the end of treatment interruptions?

Hepatitis C: New Help Is on the Way
by Daniel Raymond
And not a second too soon for those with HIV

Blowing Smokes
by Christopher Murray
Ten tips to help positive smokers quit

Doctor's Diary-April 2006
by Neal Rzepkowski, MD
Patients help a positive doc treat himself better

Tasty Freeze
by Nick Burns
Our POZ comparison shoppers test six frozen dinners for nutrition—and flavor 

Snack Pack
by Nick Burns

Double Duty
by Skot Hess
New study shows that condoms can weaken the herpes-HIV transmission connection 

POZ Personals of the Month-April 2006
by Nick Burns

Toon Darn Hot
by Nick Burns
A daring website makes prevention sexy and fun again

Legal Eye-April 2006
by Catherine Hanssens
Tax Time

Office Politics
by Rebecca Minnich
Can the State Department discriminate?

Worldwide Web
by Tim Murphy

Up Close and Impersonal
by Bob Ickes
Can an electronic greeting card ease the drama of face-to-face HIV disclosure?

Border Patrol
by Lucile Scott
A Mexican standoff over sex workers and HIV 

A Virus in Verse
by Walter Armstrong
Poet Tory Dent’s Final Howl

Oral Fixation
by Kellee Terrell
Reading a Rapid Test Misfire

Germ Warfare
by Shari Margolese
For Shari Margolese, spring cleaning becomes a battle of the sexes

Sleeping With the Enemy
by Michael Petrelis
AIDS diva Michael Petrelis and Sen. Tom Coburn—together at last

The Plot Thickens
by David Thorpe
A Crime Novelist Shares the Facts Behind His Fiction and Discloses the Secrets of His Most Intimate Mystery 

Editor's Letter-April 2006
by Regan Hofmann
Well, I finally did it. After threatening for four years (in my “Anonymous” column in the pages of this magazine) to disclose my status—I now stand before you. Please allow me to introduce myself: I’m your new HIV positive editor in chief (yes, that’s me on the cover). After living in secret for nearly a decade, I decided it was time to share my status and my story with you.

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