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The POZ 100
by Regan Hofmann
Some of the bravest, most dogged and downright effective AIDS fighters we know

The POZ 100: 1 to 10
David Acosta, Adaora Adimore, Randy Allgaier, Gerardo Angulo, Judy Auerbach, Dawn Averitt-Bridge, Cornelius Baker, John Barnes, David Barr, Jon Benorden

The POZ 100: 11 to 20
Seth Berkley, Nancy Bernstine, Leigh Blake, Don Blanchon, Susan Blumenthal, Larry Bryant, Christine Campbell, Scott Campbell, Guillermo Chacon, Allan Clear 

The POZ 100: 21 to 30
Chris Collins, Humberto Cruz, Julie Davids, Shawn Decker, Lynda Dee, Dazon Dixon, Diallo, Senator Tom Duane, Gregory Edwards, Sergio Farfan, Kandy Ferree

The POZ 100: 31 to 40
C. Virginia Fields, Ingrid Floyd, Robert Foley, Anselmo Fonseca, Jose Colon, Jane Fowler, Kevin Frost, Dr. Robert Fullilove, Bambi Gaddist, Ronda Goldfein, Gregg Gonsalves

The POZ 100: 41 to 50
Robert Greenwald, Mondo Guerra, Rebecca Haag, Catherine Hanssens, Mark Harrington, Marjorie Hill, Debra Hickman, Kathie Hiers, David Holtgrave, Ernest Hopkins 

The POZ 100: 51 to 60
Mark Ishaug, Jeremiah Johnson, Ron Johnson, Fortunata Kasege, Paul Kawata, Naina Khanna, Reverend Charles King, Kate Krauss, James Krellenstein, Reverend Stacey Latimer

The POZ 100: 61 to 70
Jules Levin, Kali Lindsey, Nancy Mahon, Marsha Martin, Terry McGovern, Jesse Milan Jr., Daniel Montoya, David Munar, Patricia Nalls, Cathy Olufs

The POZ 100: 71 to 80
Tokes Osubu, Karen Pearl, Jim Pickett, Gina Quattrochi, Michael Emmanuel Rajner, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jose Ramirez, Susan Rodriguez, Francisco Ruiz, Eric Sawyer

The POZ 100: 81 to 90
Carl Schmid, Julie Scofield, Linda Scruggs, Pernessa C. Seele, Ron Simmons, PhD, Deborah Peterson Small, Wendy Stark, Valerie Stone, Steffanie Strathdee, Sean Strub

The POZ 100: 91 to 100
Tracy Swan, Donna Sweet, John Tedstrom, Adam Tenner, Ed Tepporn, Lance Toma, Nelson Vergel, Tom Viola, Mitchell Warren, Phill Wilson

Stress Test
by David Evans
How HIV can both lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and be the result of the syndrome itself. 

Vital Insights From Vienna
by Tim Horn
This past July, experts in the fields of HIV/AIDS science, policy and activism, as well as HIV-positive people, journalists, government officials, religious leaders and the staffs of AIDS service organizations gathered in Vienna for the XVIII International AIDS Conference.

Treatment Twofer
by David Evans
ARVs That Fight HIV and Inflammation

HIV Testing Sooner
by Tim Murphy
A new blood test can diagnose HIV as soon as 14 days after infection, thus reducing the length of the “window period” between infection and when the virus can be detected.

Worry Wart
by Cristina Gonzalez
Anal warts might be cancerous after all—and need to be removed.

Spice It Up
by Laura Whitehorn
Trying to lose weight or gain nutrition? Here’s a tip: Substitute taste for fat and calories. Say you are having a salad.

Blood, Sweat and Tears
by Shawn Decker
We speak with Marilyn Ness, Emmy Award-winning producer, about Bad Blood, a documentary that chronicles how the hemophilia community fought to protect the blood supply from HIV and Hepatitis.

Positive Rewards
by Bob Ickes
Bill T. Jones and Jerry Herman Receive Kennedy Center Honors.

Pop Projects
by Willette Francis
Pepsi offers a refreshing way to combat HIV.

Party Favors
by Willette Francis
Harm reduction ads highlight the link between partying and HIV.

Men in Love
by Cristina Gonzalez
GMHC fights homophobia and HIV with a campaign on New York City subways.

Hot Dates
More than 33 million people are living with HIV across the globe, according to UNAIDS, and more than 2 million of them are children. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has fought to raise money and awareness about the epidemic, and the annual event continues to push for prevention and funding. 

POZ on Location: In September, POZ attended the 2010 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

Editor's Letter
by Regan Hofmann
Secrets of Success

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Healing Touch
by Willette Francis
Jacki Gethner didn’t know a lot about HIV/AIDS when she completed her certification in massage therapy in 1988. But after learning her best friend, Bonnie Hamann, was HIV positive, Gethner wanted to use her healing touch to help improve the lives, minds and bodies of people affected by and living with HIV. 

GMHC Treatment Issues- December 2010


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