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October 2008


AIDS in the White House
by Regan Hofmann
The United States is committed to fighting HIV around the world. But since new data prove that AIDS is far from under control within our own borders, shouldn’t we be as vigilant at home? Just in time for the upcoming presidential election, AIDS activists across the nation are calling for a response to the AIDS crisis in America. When the infection rate in the president’s backyard rivals that of many sub-Saharan African countries, the time has clearly come for a National AIDS Strategy for the United States.

Coming Out Again
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
POZ’s new deputy editor Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. bravely shares how he came out twice to his beloved Latino family—the first time as gay and the second time as HIV positive. (Clic aquí para leer este artículo en español.)

AIDS on the Rise?
by Regan Hofmann
Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, FFPH, director of National HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention at the CDC, sat down for a chat with POZ editor-in-chief Regan Hofmann at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City to discuss the state of AIDS in America today.

Greying the Blues
by Josh Sparber
HIV plus aging can add up to high rates of depression. Help may be a support group—or a phone call—away.

How Many Candles?
by Laura Whitehorn
It may matter if you’re black or white.

Breaking News
by Laura Whitehorn

For a Tip-Top Ticker
by Laura Whitehorn

Paying for Pricey Hep C Drugs
by Max Zimbert

Loving Couples
by Laura Whitehorn
Peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, gin and tonic—some things just taste better together. Other foods, meanwhile, may team well nutritionally (if benefits shown in test tubes work in real life). Meet three pairs—and put them to work.

Med Alert!
by Laura Whitehorn

Sisters in Need
by Laura Whitehorn
In the South, AIDS hits African-American women hard.

Flu Fighter

TB Test Tune-up

No Money, Mo’ Problems?
by Steven Martinez
Not necessarily. How to keep financial woes from draining your health.

Pace Yourself
by Kellee Terrell
Build strength at your own speed—and without those backbreaking weights.

Make It Count

Amazing Race
by Kellee Terrell
As HIV rates in black communities soar, a genetic discovery may help explain why.  But are we ready to talk about it?

Rent Decrease
by Bob Ickes
The end of the long-running Broadway show creates a vacancy of
HIV-positive characters.

For Real?
by James Wortman
Odd but true tales of HIV/AIDS

Stripping Stigma
by Steven Martinez
Marvelyn Brown, who graced our January 2006 cover, has written a startling new memoir about her life as a young, black woman fighting AIDS stigma. 

You Said It...
by Max Zimbert
As POZ went to press, hundreds of HIV/AIDS activists were planning to travel in a caravan to the Mississippi Delta to protest at the presidential debate on September 26 in Oxford. Their mission? Demand that the candidates create, articulate and promise, if elected, to implement a National AIDS Strategy.

Equal Access For All
by Thomas DeLorenzo
Thomas DeLorenzo wants to renegotiate his deal with God, but first he needs universal health care.

How to...Survive a Disaster
by Max Zimbert
They’ve seen fire, they’ve seen rain (and the resulting floods). Now these HIV-positive survivors of increasingly common natural disasters offer firsthand tips for weathering the perfect storm—while protecting your health, meds and sanity.

Editor's Letter-October 2008
by Regan Hofmann
Born Free

Your Feedback-October 2008

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