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Two Poems by Noah Stetzer

Posted on February 25, 2015 by in Positively Literary

Two Poems by Noah Stetzer Measure of a Man Numbers crowd this room: T-cells, viral load, telephone, clocks, oxygen, and the day. Longitude and latitude place us here in the ICU. Chalk on the blackboard graphs numbers on the axis, show the curve of my distinction. A barcoded wrist band spills out my story with [...]

Is Mass HCV Screening the Best Approach?

Posted on February 23, 2015 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Calling All Boomers New analysis questions the need for mass HCV screening by Larry Buhl In 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended screening everyone born between 1945 and 1965—the so-called Baby Boom generation—for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) whether or not they think they were exposed to [...]

The True End of AIDS

Posted on February 20, 2015 by in Destination: Cure, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Destination: Cure] Trump Card Treatment and prevention are important, but an HIV cure will be the true end of AIDS by Jeannie Wraight Lately, we have been hearing a lot about the end of AIDS. Not by a cure but by targeted prevention and treatment measures to reduce the spread of HIV, including treatment [...]

Someone Like Me

Posted on February 19, 2015 by in Features

Striking Conversation A worldwide awareness campaign is motivating young people to speak up about sex and join the fight against HIV by Chip Alfred It’s called Someone Like Me, a global youth engagement campaign conceived through a unique partnership between MTV International, the world’s leading youth entertainment brand, and Durex, the world’s number-one condom brand. [...]

Targeting Dual Points of Entry

Posted on February 18, 2015 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Two Birds, One Stone Researchers make advances with agents that can target dual points of entry by Mariel Selbovitz, MPH Drug discovery and early to mid-stage drug development for HIV primarily takes place at academic institutions and small biotechnology companies. At the Frontiers in Developing Antiretroviral Therapy Conference (HIV DART 2014), which [...]

Itsik Levy, Part 2

Posted on February 16, 2015 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Istik Levy, MD (Part 2) After my enlightening breakfast with Dr. Levy (see my exposé last month), I continue my discovery of this fascinating country of Israel. My ever-efficient tour guide, Carmela Zion, once again leads several of us journalists on our trek through this ancient land, and her accompanying [...]

WeHo AIDS Memorial

Posted on February 14, 2015 by in Features

A Space Connection West Hollywood plans $5M AIDS memorial by Stevie St. John The city of West Hollywood (aka WeHo), an LGBT enclave, will soon be home to a large AIDS memorial. Gay and HIV-positive Australian artist Daniel Tobin has been tapped to design the monument, which will sit in West Hollywood Park. An affluent [...]

Just*in Time: February 2015

Posted on February 13, 2015 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith How can one such as yourself who is HIV-positive dare to be proud of it? How do you promote unsafe sex practices being an HIV activist? Your delusions of grandeur are appalling and apparent. You tell people to be the example, but you are not setting the example yourself [...]

Fight for Your Right

Posted on February 12, 2015 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Fight for Your Right For your consideration….That phrase starts off many Oscar campaigns, when nominees address voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, but, in the case of the film Selma, it will only be attached to its Best Picture campaign. As many cultural critics have pointed [...]


Posted on February 10, 2015 by in Features, Music, Dance & Theater, The Arts

Musical Influence Singing since age six, Euro sensation NINA is all grown up, bringing fans to their feet and talking about HIV by Sean Black Photos courtesy Aztec Records Opening for a beloved musical act with a long-established fan base runs its share of risk. In the case of NINA, who opened seven dates for [...]