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November 2009


Who Wants to Be an AIDS Advocate?
by Regan Hofmann
The moment is ripe for us to collectively change our futures—but to do so, we must add our voices to the national discussion. 

Let’s Get Ready to Rally!
by James Wortman and Willette Francis
Your willingness to speak up or take action as an advocate could vastly influence your life—and those of millions of people with HIV fighting for their lives. You can command the microphone at one of the national AIDS town hall meetings, lobby your regional lawmakers, get yourself on a local news show or share your comments on the Advocacy hub ( Whatever your choice of action, know that you personally can make a big difference. Want proof? Meet four incredibly inspirational people living with HIV who single-handedly make the establishment sit up and take notice about issues critical to our survival.

When Pigs Fly
by Tim Murphy
That’s when you should waste time panicking over swine flu. Here’s what you need to know about HIV and H1N1.

Just the Facts, Ma’am
by Laura Whitehorn
At long last, women get some answers on whether HIV affects them differently than men. 

Breath of Life?
by Laura Whitehorn
An experimental device promises to help you take your HIV meds—and maybe even monitor their levels.

Staying Alive
Cancer survival rates keep climbing for HIV-positive people. Here’s news about two cancers more prevalent among people living with the virus than other people:

Medicine Chest
HIV Drug News

Need a Doctor? Call a Nurse.
by Laura Whitehorn
Nurses rival doctors at keeping HIV-positive patients healthy. That’s what a South African study concluded after nearly two years of observation.

Every week, it seems, brings new evidence linking vitamin D to health.

Dollar Days
by Kellee Terrell
POZ gives you the scoop on what to put in your cart—and what to throw back—at the 99 cents store.

Booty Boost
by Nick Williams
Help (and padding) for derrieres diminished by fat loss

Take Home Testing
by Trenton Straube
Rapid at-home HIV testing is inching closer to reality. Is that a good thing?

Inglourious Adsters?
by James Wortman
A German HIV prevention campaign starring Adolf Hitler ignites controversy.

Show Us the Money
Four generous groups reached deep into their pockets to combat HIV/AIDS. 

Acting Up
by James Wortman
ACT UP chapters reemerge to combat AIDS apathy and service disparities.

The Defense Rests
by LaToya Johnson
Great HIV/AIDS news on the legal front

Healthy Debate
by Shawn Decker
Shawn Decker visits a town hall on health care reform.

Editor's Letter-November 2009
by Regan Hofmann
Smells Like Team Spirit

The Power of 'U'
by Willette Francis


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