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December 2009


Our Best Shot
by Regan Hofmann
The key to developing an effective preventive and therapeutic vaccine lies, in part, in advocating for increased spending on vaccine research. POZ editor-in-chief Regan Hofmann talks with Seth Berkley, MD, president, CEO and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), about what we need to find a vaccine. (Watch video.)

How Stigma Kills
by Regan Hofmann
Why AIDS stigma is as deadly as the virus itself. (Watch video.)

Hero Worship
by James Wortman
Comic book creator Darren Davis was diagnosed with HIV a decade ago. Today, he's doing super- even without the powers. 

Staying in Care
by Tim Murphy
Keeping doctor's appointments isn't always easy, but it's key to HIV wellness. Some providers want to help. 

Peace of Mind
People living with HIV often worry about how the virus affects their brain function.

Hello, Aloe!
by Shawn Decker
The juice of the aloe vera plant helped me eliminate a bodily function problem. So to speak.

Tip Sheet
The HIV non-nuke Intelence (etravirine) is uncoated, very lightweight and quick to dissolve. 

Fewer C's
The amount of C-Sections has decreased over the years.

New Guides for Kids
by Laura Whitehorn
For the first time in five years, the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated the recommendations for preventing and treating AIDS-related complications in HIV-positive kids.

And We Quote
Anna Forbes, Deputy Director, Global Campaign for Microbicides

Gifts that Give
by Willette Francis
While making your list and checking it twice, purchase these gifts to support a good cause. They’ll bring joy—beyond the holiday season—by benefiting those living with HIV/AIDS and creating awareness in our communities.

Spin Cycle
by Laura Whitehorn
For a challenging exercise regimen that will keep you cycling, try spinning. 

Viewer Discretion
by Trenton Straube
TV's sexiest shows may be an untapped resource in the fight against AIDS.

Crimson Tide
by Trenton Straube
Harvard University's ACT UP History Lesson

by LaToya Johnson
A recent report from amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, reveals shocking statistics.

Fine(r) China
by James Wortman
An innovative magazine provides China's sex workers with free sexual heath advice. 

Muy Bien
by Willette Francis
California's Bienestar celebrates 20 years of serving the Latino community.

Self-Prescribed Therapy
by Jesse Cameron Alick
JC Alick realizes that sometimes a cookie is just a cookie. 

by Willette Francis
Pat Migliore found out she was HIV positive 25 years ago. Back then, she discovered, there were plenty of support groups in Seattle—for men only.

Editor's Letter-December 2009
by Regan Hofmann
Not Our Bad

Your Feedback-December 2009

GMHC Treatment Issues-December 2009


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