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PlanetOut Teams With to Create Groundbreaking
HIV/AIDS Resource Centers

Millions of and Members Gain Access to Leading Treatment Information

SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, /U.S. Newswire/ -- PlanetOut Partners,
Inc., the leading media company providing products and services to
the gay and lesbian community worldwide, today announced a
partnership with the HIV information provider, a
publisher of online HIV treatment information. This resource is
now available to millions of and members
through the sites' Health & Fitness channels.

"Because the fight against HIV/AIDS has never been more
important, we are proud to partner with to offer
vital HIV prevention, testing and treatment information to the gay
community," said Beth Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief of PlanetOut
Partners, parent company of and "This
collaboration furthers our ongoing efforts to leverage the reach
of and to make rich health content available
to millions of people around the world."

"Living with HIV/AIDS depends on informed decision making,"
said Peter Staley, founder and editor. "Our
partnership with the largest gay and lesbian media properties
gives a tremendous opportunity to extend our mission
by arming and members with empowering
information for fighting HIV."

Through the partnership with, and make more than 500 additional articles about
HIV/AIDS available to users, including up-to-date information on
all classes of HIV/AIDS treatment drugs. Topics addressed in
useful and practical features range from "Am I Infected? A Guide
to Testing for HIV" to "Special Issues for Women and Children" to
"Living with HIV".

In addition to content from, the and Health & Fitness channels offer breaking health and
wellness news, member stories and original articles on HIV/AIDS
prevention and treatment, as well as sections devoted to men's
health issues, women's health issues, working out, nutrition,
mental health and sexuality -- on the Web at and
In the popular "True Stories" section of the Health &
Fitness channel, members of the HIVLife Advisory Board
share their own challenges, triumphs and insights as people living
with HIV/AIDS -- on the Web at

Since the founding of in 1994 and in
1995, PlanetOut Partners heritage companies have contributed to
HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment through extensive editorial
coverage of wellness issues and through prevention, education,
funding and research partnerships with numerous nonprofit and
public health organizations. is an HIV-positive owned and operated website, and
is dedicated to providing people living with HIV the necessary
information they need to make empowered treatment decisions. The
company's founder and senior writer are both living with HIV, and
know first-hand the challenges of learning how to fight this
virus. By offering complete, but easy-to-read and up-to-date
information, seeks to help those that are both new
and old to this challenge, and to remain a powerful resource for
years to come.

PlanetOut Partners, Inc. is the world's leading network
providing news, entertainment, and consumer services for the gay
and lesbian community. The company serves its growing base of more
than 3.5 million active members worldwide through a comprehensive
group of branded businesses offering diverse services:,, Kleptomaniac and Out and About Travel. PlanetOut
Partners offers FORTUNE 1000 advertisers unprecedented access to
its uniquely aggregated worldwide membership -- the largest gay-
focused market reachable through a single media company. The gay
and lesbian community trusts and values the brand
for providing highly relevant content and specialized services:
news, entertainment, travel, dating, relationships, marriage,
family, health, spirituality, personal finance, career/ business,
law, politics, community activism -- even fashion and shopping.
PlanetOut Partners has a ten-year history of successfully
integrating and growing multiple businesses, resulting in a
mature, well-established company with solid, professional
management: Chairman and CEO Lowell Selvin, President Mark
Elderkin and EVP and CFO Jeff Soukup.

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Source: US Newswire Press Release 2004