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The sudden return of an old killer: syphilis

Dr. Gail Skowron, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Roger Williams Medical Center, has worked in a small HIV clinic at the hospital for 21 years.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 22, 2011
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Walk for AIDS: 25 years(1)

Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010
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A weed grows in Boston

Even though it's a crisp November day, the flower boxes of Mary Jones's neat little bungalow are overflowing with brightly colored blooms.
What's a suburban soccer mom who was once fervently anti-drug doing running a business growing and selling pot?
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  December 04, 2009
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Fair Share?

On September 10, Boston City Councilor David Scondras wrote a letter to the city’s group-health-insurance director.  “We have a non-discrimination policy in this city which includes people who are gay and lesbian,” wrote the city’s first openly gay city
Extending Benefits to Domestic Partners
By NEIL MILLER  |  October 30, 2009
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Living with HPV

The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and
Getting the news that one has human papilloma virus can seem like a cancer-causing death sentence. Our reporter disregards the stigma and shares her most intimate experiences.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009

PREVENTION SUSPENSION

WILL FUNDING CUTS THWART AREA SCHOOLS' EFFORTS TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT BEFORE IT STARTS?
WILL FUNDING CUTS THWART AREA SCHOOLS' EFFORTS TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULT BEFORE IT STARTS?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 10, 2008


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¡Vamos a rock!

'Rock en Español 2' rides a new East Coast wave of Latino music
'Rock en Español 2' rides a new East Coast wave of Latino music
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  December 09, 2008
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Once bitten

Does chronic Lyme disease exist? If so, how is it treated? If not, what’s making so many people so very sick?
The fight over what is — and what is not — Lyme disease
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 17, 2008
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Unhinging the binge

I have a possible solution for the binge-drinking quandary: be more discerning about what you pour down your throat.
Some drinks are just too good to chug
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 02, 2008

Infectious nexus?


Can rigorous protocols keep the BU biolab safe?
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 02, 2008
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The kids in the hall

Someone is going to get pregnant.
Teen pregnancies are up. Can on-campus student-parent services be far behind?
By KARA BASKIN  |  January 22, 2008


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Maggots ate my flesh!

If you met Dana — attractive, athletic, and tan, somewhere in her 30s — you’d never guess her secret.
As antibiotics increasingly lose their potency, medical professionals are turning to (yecch!) fly larvae to take a bite out of wound recovery
By AUDREY SCHULMAN  |  July 16, 2007
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The Pah-ty's ovah

For the past six years, the Republican-run federal government has been free to waste money, reward friends, and act incompetently, knowing that their misdeeds would go unexposed by the legislative branch. Nailing the GOP: New England Congressmen are si
Congressional reps from New England are poised to lead the attack on Republican waste and fraud
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 24, 2007

The AIDS story

This story originally appeared in the December 9, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
On an ever-worsening subject
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 05, 2007
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The changing face of AIDS

There’s no doubt that AIDS is a different disease than it was two decades ago. Rebecca Haag wants to make sure we’ll be able to say the same thing 20 years from now.
Now in charge of two AIDS action committees, Rebecca Haag lays out a 10-year plan
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 08, 2006
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The fat of the land

A few months ago, for Jenna Broccolo’s 15th birthday, she and her family took a trip to New York City to attend a festival in Little Italy. Jenna, a sophomore at Westerly High School, asked her mom for one more gift: a full-length mirror. “You go, girl!”
Does the obsession with losing weight do more harm than good?
By  |  January 17, 2006


US airlines could be on front lines for bird flu


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airlines could be on the front lines in a bird flu outbreak and federal health officials are streamlining procedures for the possible quarantine of sick passengers.
By  |  November 11, 2005