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2000 Stories by Mark Schoofs

Archives: 2005 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Learning From HIV

    published August 15, 2000

    Eric Davidson has spent most of his long career studying the genetic "switches" that turn genes on and off. It is laborious, painstaking work,... More >>

  • Turning Point

    published July 18, 2000

    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA—Esther Guzha's dilemma springs from being one of the lucky ones. Two years ago, AIDS almost killed this... More >>

  • Apathy, Lack of Funds Imperil AIDS Prevention

    published July 11, 2000

    VILLAGEVOICE.COM EXCLUSIVE DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA—With passion rare for a scientific... More >>

  • Lost Opportunity

    published July 11, 2000

    VILLAGEVOICE.COM EXCLUSIVE DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 9—South African president Thabo... More >>

  • Proof Positive

    published July 4, 2000

    BITOKE BISALILE, UGANDA—It had to be witchcraft. For more than a year, Matia Katongole just kept getting thinner. His stepmother... More >>

  • Debating the Obvious

    published July 4, 2000

    VILLAGEVOICE.COM EXCLUSIVE JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The most surreal moment happened... More >>

  • Fossils in the Blood

    published April 4, 2000

    DOBE, BOTSWANA—In the shade of a tree, 140 kilometers from the nearest paved road in an endless plain of scrub brush and sand, Nxuka Nxu is... More >>

  • Giving It Away

    published April 4, 2000

    In an unexpected move, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer offered last weekend to donate a crucial drug to South Africa. Called fluconazole, it... More >>

  • The War For Drugs

    published March 21, 2000

    RIETPOORT FARM, STANDERTON DISTRICT, SOUTH AFRICA—Every time Christina Makhubu came home, it was like Christmas. Working as a housemaid in... More >>

  • Flirting With PseudoScience

    published March 14, 2000

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — While the scientific world has long accepted that HIV causes More >>

  • Hello? Hello?

    published March 7, 2000

    For eight months, computer consultant Allen McClure says he had been massaging a high-strung, low-patience Manhattan garment-company owner, trying... More >>

  • STD Explosion

    published February 8, 2000

    The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is "extremely worried" that AIDS will surge back up among gay men. In a high-profile... More >>

  • The New Marshall Plan

    published February 1, 2000

    In his 27 years as a member of congress, one of Ron Dellums's proudest achievements was steering through sanctions against South Africa's... More >>

  • A New Kind of Crisis

    published January 11, 2000

    The United Nations Security Council, which usually deals with armed conflict, declared on Monday that there is a new kind of threat to political... More >>

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