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Dear JK Rowling: Being a Werewolf Is Not Like Having HIV Img
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Dear JK Rowling: Being a Werewolf Is Not Like Having HIV

Becoming a werewolf turns this Harry Potter character into an uncontrollable killer who needs to be isolated. Now JK Rowling says it's a metaphor for HIV. Not the best way to combat stigma, writes Becky Allen.

By Becky Allen
Charlie Sheen Deserves Your Scorn, but Not Because He Has HIV Img
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Charlie Sheen Deserves Your Scorn, but Not Because He Has HIV

"I get that it's tempting, when bad things happen to a bad person, to revel in the schadenfreude," writes Becky Allen, TheBody.com's site director. "But this isn't comeuppance or just desserts -- and sorry folks, the contracting-HIV-from-tiger-blood ...

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AIDS Is Older Than I Am: Musings From Generation Y

"My generation grew up with HIV. We were among the first kids who learned about it in the classroom," writes Becky Allen, TheBody.com's site manager. But "just because HIV has been with us for as long as we remember doesn't mean we're at ease with it...

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Annie Lennox: Singing Out Against HIV

Annie Lennox speaking at AIDS 2008

After you've won four Grammys, eight BRIT Awards, put out multiple platinum and gold albums and even won an Oscar for your music, what's left to do?

For Annie Lennox, the answer is become an HIV advocate.

Inspire...

By Becky Allen