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November 1998

EDITOR Laura Engle


ART DIRECTOR Steven Weininger


EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Roger Kaufmann & Sandra MacPherson


Body Positive is published monthly by Body Positive, Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York City, as a service for HIV-positive and HIV-affected people across the country. This publication is made possible by the generous support of our readers. Contributions are fully tax deductible under IRS Procedure 90-12. • To receive Body Positive, use the subscription form on the back cover of the magazine. Address submissions to Editor, Body Positive, 19 Fulton Street, Suite 308B, New York, NY 10038. Unsolicited material can be returned only if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. • The publication of material in this issue does not constitute an endorsement by Body Positive, Inc. The views expressed by authors do not necessarily represent the views of the editor, staff, or Board of Body Positive, Inc. Readers are encouraged to make their own decisions in consultation with qualified health-care practitioners.Body Positive gratefully acknowledges gifts from the following grant providers: the New York City Department of Health, the New York State Department of Health/AIDS Institute, New York City AIDS Fund, Mathilde & Arthur B. Krim Foundation, Manhattan Borough President's Office, National Library of Medicine, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, St. James' Church, and Philip Morris Employees Fund. Copyright 1998, Body Positive, Inc. The appearance of the likeness of any individual on these pages implies nothing whatsoever about that individual's health status or sexual orientation. Published monthly by Body Positive, Inc. 19 Fulton Street, Suite 308B, New York, NY 10038.

The publisher is not liable for any loss, liability, or expense resulting from claims or suits based on the content or subject matter of the advertisements, including and without limitation to libel, violation of rights of privacy, plagiarism, copyright or trademark infringement or unauthorized use of the name, likeness, statement, or work of any person, regardless of who produced the advertisement or whether the advertiser is named is a defendant in the claim or suit.

Steven Cordova -- "Calling 888" -- is a Texan who lives in New York. His poems have appeared in Body Positive and Art & Understanding.

Jameson Currier -- "A Personal History of the Epidemic" -- is the author of the novel Where the Rainbow Ends, to be published this month by Overlook Press. His other works include Dancing on the Moon: Short Stories About AIDS, and the documentary film Living Proof. HIV and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Laura Engle -- "Balancing Act: Ultimate Balance Nutrition Counseling Center" -- is a freelance writer and editor with a special interest in HIV-related subjects. With this issue, she assumes the editorship of Body Positive.

Dylan Foley -- "Lifeline: Samaritans of New York" -- is a freelance writer and photographer and frequent contributor to Body Positive. He has been a volunteer with the Lower East Side Needle Exchange.

Robert Fortuna -- "I Am" -- was very active in, and well loved by, his Body Positive support group. He died in 1997.

Valerie Michele Hoskins -- "Dangerous Liaisons: Rape and HIV" -- is a former editor of Body Positive and a consultant who provides print and electronic publishing services to not-for-profit organizations.

Marcelo Marer -- "Maintaining HIV Therapies" -- is a former Assistant Director of Education at Body Positive, Inc. He is currently Manager of Outreach and Health Education at the St. Luke's/Roosevelt HIV Center.

Dennis Rhodes -- "Letter to My Therapist" -- is a former board member of Body Positive, Inc. He hosts "The Poet's Corner" on WOMR-FM radio in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Benjamin D. Rinehart -- "Balancing Act: Ultimate Balance Nutrition Counseling Center" -- is a freelance illustrator who has worked with Friends for Life and in AIDS awareness in Indiana and Lousiana. This is his first contribution to Body Positive.

Fredda Tone -- November feature articles -- is an educator, artist, and photographer living in Greenwich Village.

Robert Vazquez-Pacheco -- "May We Help You?" and "Reaching Out: Body Positive Helpline" -- is a freelance consultant in organizational development. He has been a regular columnist in SIDAhora and has written for Alive and Kicking, a Philadelphia PWA journal.

Tom Weber -- "Juan Sanchez" -- has worked for nearly ten years at Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc., formerly as a Coordinator in the Volunteer Department and currently as Volunteer Coordinator of the Buddy Program. This is his first contribution to Body Positive.

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