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July / August 2010


Pay It Forward: Why the World Can’t Afford to Stop Funding AIDS
by Regan Hofmann
As with other cataclysmic challenges facing our generation, we must ask ourselves: What cost will generations to come pay for our inability to see into and plan for the future of the planet? Here, an argument for why the world—especially in a time of global recession—can’t afford to stop funding the fight against HIV/AIDS. And, a few suggestions for what we might do to up the ante. 

Resurrection From Rwanda
by Kate Ferguson
When she left her country for America at the age of 20, Consolee Nishimwe was one of the “walking dead”—a mentally, physically and spiritually savaged survivor of arguably the world’s most brutal genocide. She was also living with a different kind of war wound, one that was confirmed when doctors diagnosed her as HIV positive. Today, she is living proof of the resilience of the human spirit and a fine example for HIV-positive people everywhere. (Watch video.)

Pain, Pain, Go Away
by Tim Murphy
It’s a challenge for some people with HIV. But there’s help for conquering—or at least managing—chronic pain.

by David Capogna
A 17-year veteran of HIV tries to cash in on health care reform’s “doughnut hole” fix and Medicare’s coverage for facial fillers. 

Women on HIV treatment can have HIV-negative babies
by Laura Whitehorn

Drug Deals
by Laura Whitehorn
Protease inhibitors can interact with a slew of other medications.

Antibiotic Sense
by Laura Whitehorn
Think rest, not pills, for fighting that stubborn summer cold.

Sex Is Not a Crime
Science prevails in a recent Canadian court case.    

POZ Q&A: John Tedstrom
POZ editor-in-chief Regan Hofmann sits down with the president and CEO of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to discuss its role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. (Watch video.)

by Willette Francis
Following a devastating January earthquake, Haiti’s HIV community struggles to rebuild.

The China Syndrome
by James Wortman
The ban is lifted for HIV-positive travelers, but obstacles remain in the Far East.

Ring Leaders
by James Wortman
City officials, AIDS organizations and gay men are embracing the female condom. Are you?

No Mething Around
by Willette Francis
A Montana campaign uses shock and awe to prevent meth use (and HIV) among teens.

Aerial Awareness
by Lauren Tuck
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a giant flying condom!

If the Shirt Fits
by Willette Francis
Would you pretend to be HIV positive?

Let’s Hear It for the Boys
by Willette Francis
The Kenyan group Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN) uses community outreach to get men involved in the fight against gender-based violence. 

Editor's Letter July/August 2010
by Regan Hofmann
Hope Floats 

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