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December 2007


Precious Stone
by Regan Hofmann
Now that AIDS is perceived as manageable in America, celebrity activism often means an African adoption or a public-service announcement or two. But with unapologetic glitz and glamour, AIDS warrior Sharon Stone still leads amfAR into battle against HIV. And wealthy, lifesaving donors are buying what she’s selling.

More Than Just a Number
by Lucile Scott
For two years, the POZ Survey has asked you to share insights on living with HIV. We’ve tallied your answers and here share the results—in a first-of-its-kind digest exploring many aspects of AIDS care and culture. How many of you, for instance... disclose your status on the first date? Believe a cure will be found in your lifetime? Consider yourself an activist? You do the math.

Dodging Danger
by Tim Murphy
While HIV may be manageable for many, other HIV-related concerns can still make us sick. 

Northern Disclosure
by Jon Benorden
For this Alaskan, there’s something fishy going on.

Ask For It By Name
by James Wortman

Learning Latex
by James Wortman
A new book chronicles the condom’s heroic past

Yule Love ’Em
by Kellee Terrell
Hosting a holiday bash? Here’s what to serve when the eggnog runs dry: festive holiday condoms.

Catch of the Month

Cash Therapy
by Nicole Joseph
Money versus biology in HIV treatment effectiveness—guess which wins?

A Wealth of Trouble
by Nicole Joseph
Spreading HIV in Asia, for richer or for poorer

Think Inside the Box
by Laura Whitehorn
A study confirms a simple—and often stylish—route to better HIV-med adherence.

Baby Bonus
by Josh Sparber
Can being pregnant boost your health?

New Resistance Fighters

African in America
by Nicole Joseph
What do we mean when we talk about “black AIDS”?

Windy City Blues
by Nicole Joseph
Where’s the housing for HIV-positive Chicagoans?

Unfine China
by James Wortman
Its national blood supply is still at risk for HIV.

It’s a Wrap
by Kellee Terrell
POZ’s gift guide spotlights some holiday presents—for every budget—that benefit the AIDS community and raise awareness.  Remember, it’s the thought that counts...especially when counting your pennies. 

Hot Dates-December 2007

Wake Up, India
by Kellee Terrell
What began as a conversation about poor AIDS awareness in India has become one of the year’s most buzzworthy films.

Survey Says...

Clean Sweep
The IV-drug users of downtown Vancouver have a new ally in the fight to get clean.

Look Elsewhere
by Bob Ickes

Yesterday Once More
by Kellee Terrell
Dusting off essential AIDS fiction

A Day Without “Day Without Art”
by Kathleen Reeves
A New York City painter challenges a World AIDS Day (December 1) tradition by teaching his class of HIV-positive aspiring artists to keep AIDS very much in the picture.

Medicine Man
by Kellee Terrell
Without ever attending medical school, this activist learned how to save lives—by recycling AIDS drugs to people in need.

Suspicious Minds
by Jesse Cameron Alick
Jesse Cameron Alick confronts his black brothers’ HIV skepticism. 

Editor's Letter-December 2007
by Regan Hofmann
Cause Célèbre

Mailbox-December 2007


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