Title: Disease Pariah News
Additional Title: DPN, Issue #11
Editors: Thorne, Beowulf & Ace, Tom
Publisher: DPN: Oakland, California
Publication Date: 1999
o Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
o HIV Positive—Periodical
o Queer Humor
o Viatical Settlement
“Disease Pariah News has been a patently offensive publication of, by, and for people with HIV disease (and their friends and loved ones). This is the final issue of this journal (sniff, sniff). In the eternity since DPN #10 appeared, 66.67% of the editorial staff expired" (Ace and Thorne, 1999, Pg. 1).
The last issue includes memorial to Michael Botkin and Beowulf Thorne, articles on viatication, and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, stories of the moment of discovering HIV infection and sexual behaviors as HIV positive, American pharmacy price inflation, open letters to Walgreens, Get Fat, Don’t Die Recipes, “If Jesus Came To My House,” AIDS Terrorist Illustration, ralphing, review of Erotic Choices-a Guide to Better Gay Sex, and readers’ letters to editors.
“A classy publication of by and for people with HIV disease. But of interest to all, send for all the issues, you’ll see. Serious articles, and erotic stories, humor art, male oriented. A Zine that is art itself. Inciting Desire strongly recommends DPN” (Aaron and Jarrett, 1992, Pg. 30).
[Aaron & Jarrett, G.E. (1992). Zine reviews. Inciting Desire (2), 30.]