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Abstinence-Only vs. Comprehensive Sex

Back in 1996, Congress authorized $50 million annually for five years to fund state programs that teach abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage as the expected standard for school-age children. That new grant program, created under Titl...

Ryan White CARE Act

Public Funding for HIV/AIDS

In May of 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report commissioned by Congress. After evaluating current publicly funded programs for people with HIV/AIDS, they recommended that the federal government step in with a nationally coordinat...

News

Reaching Out!: African-American Outreach Initiative 2004

The fifth annual African-American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) conference, held in Atlanta March 12-14, was undoubtedly the best one yet! Having outgrown the previous hotel venue, the conference was based in a new location at the Renaissance Hotel, n...

News

Atlanta's Federal AIDS Funding Decreases as Need Continues to Grow

On March 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the FY 2004 Ryan White CARE Act Title I awards. Forty major metropolitan areas, including some of the most AIDS-impacted urban areas in the country, received significant d...

News

Atlanta: Fighting AIDS in Our Own Back Yard

For the first time in years, metro Atlanta has received a significant decrease in our federal AIDS funding. The story is disturbing enough. Unfortunately, it is only part of the full picture of the challenges facing people with HIV and their advoca...

Hepatitis C

Understanding Hepatitis

In the United States, over four million people are infected with hepatitis and of those, approximately 300,000 have a coinfection with HIV. The term hepatitis is actually a general term used to refer to an inflammation or swelling of the liver. A n...

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C and Self-Management

When I arrived at my doctor's appointment in March, I was greeted with some great news: my CD4 count was going up and my viral load was undetectable. The bad news was mentioning starting hepatitis C treatment, which stopped me in my tracks. The fea...

News

Cruising With Lazarus: Abbott Laboratories' Pricing Malfunction

In case you were wondering if there could be anything more shocking than a "wardrobe malfunction" during a Super Bowl halftime show, there is. Last December, well over a month before Janet Jackson exposed her breast to 89 million television viewers...

T-Negative: Who Mourns for the Survivors?

Chuck Foster was one of my three best friends during my senior year in high school. A New York native, his family moved to my school district in Irmo, South Carolina, the preceding summer. With long, jet black hair and an olive complexion, his Gree...

Personal Stories

Life After Sustiva: Depression, Anxiety Side Effects

I am so grateful to POZ magazine for a recent article published by its founder, Sean Strub, in the February/March 2004 issue. In his article, Sean outlines his three-month experience with Sustiva (efavirenz), which led him into a spiraling depressi...