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Coins on the Eyes of the Dead

It is a custom in some cultures to place coins on the eyelids of the dead to keep their eyes closed. I remember my grandmother reaching into her purse for two shiny quarters that she subsequently placed on my grandfather's eyes after he died. I asked...

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The celebration of El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) during the first two days of November in Mexico, other Latin American countries, and in Mexican-American communities in the US, has its origins in both the Catholic and Aztec religions. T...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

More than 40 posters and oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest:

Risk Factors and Transmissio...

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The Positively Art Calendar

Since the early days of the plague, art has been used in personal and public ways to illuminate and sometimes obfuscate the truth about HIV and the impact of the virus on the artist and society.

Truth, like its epistemological doppelgängers of beaut...