Follow Us
https://www.thebody.com/author/mark-schoofs

Latest by Mark Schoofs

Promo Image
News

The AIDS Race

A milliliter is a tiny amount of fluid, barely a drop. But in 1994, more than 650,000 AIDS viruses swarmed in every milliliter of Dawn Averitt's blood, seeking out and destroying her few surviving immune-system T cells. Desperate, she entered a clini...

Promo Image

The Deadly Gender Gap

Dakar, Senegal -- "I really trusted my husband," says Brigitte Syamaleuwe, a 40-year-old Zambian woman. She knew she hadn't had sex with anyone else, so when she tested HIV-positive she felt "totally shattered."

She's hardly an exception. A study fr...

Promo Image
News

Problem Pregnancy

Many people think it's the single greatest victory in AIDS: Giving the drug AZT to pregnant women halves the chance that they will pass on the virus to their newborns. It's being hailed as a vaccine for babies -- and scientists, industry leaders, and...

Promo Image

HIV Down Among IV-Drug Users

Good news: the HIV epidemic among New York City injection-drug users is declining. A sweeping analysis of 15 separate studies shows that both the total percentage of the city's IV-drug users infected with the AIDS virus and the rate of new infections...

Promo Image
News

The Virus Fights Back

GENEVA -- At least three separate research teams here at the 12th World AIDS Conference announced that strains of HIV resistant to many drugs, including the powerful protease inhibitors, have been transmitted from one person to another. None of these...

Promo Image
Viewpoints

The Law of Desire

By Gabriel RotelloDutton, 352 pp., $24.95

June 1977: I came down with gonorrhea, the first of many times. A few months later I discovered what it was like to get crabs. In October 1978, I contracted non-specific urethritis. In January 1979 I was t...

Promo Image

The Great Fellatio Debate

e-mail: schoofs@echonyc.comFrom Village Voice

What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.

-- Bertrand Russell

What are the chances of getting HIV through fellatio? This is probably the sexual question gay men ask most frequently, an...