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June 2011



Patient No More
by Regan Hofmann
Timothy Brown—a.k.a. "the Berlin Patient"—is the Man Who Once Had HIV. Recovered from a deadly form of leukemia and now virus-free, Brown embodies the hopes of scientists and millions of people living with the virus. Brown’s road to a cure is unlikely to be traveled by others. But his journey provides critical proof of a concept that just may lead to the end of AIDS-by offering clues for how to develop a safe, affordable cure for all. (Watch video.)

31 at 30
by Laura Whitehorn
Thirty-one Long-term Survivors on Thirty Years of AIDS

From the Editor

Alive and Kicking
by Regan Hofmann
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1996, the official midpoint for the epidemic to date. 


Letters- June 2011


Frontline Physician
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
The doctor who diagnosed the first AIDS cases reflects on 30 years of the epidemic.

What You Need to Know

Discrimination Can’t Hide From Hidden Cameras
by Cristina González
As part of its "ethical dilemma" show What Would You Do?, ABC set out to find how much has changed in the 30 years since the first reported AIDS cases—and how much hasn’t. 

Bono to Obama: No Babies With HIV
by Cristina González
Every day more than a 1,000 babies are born with HIV worldwide; more than half won’t live till their second birthday.

No ARV in Whoonga
by Cristina González
Reports that a South African drug called whoonga contains antiretroviral (ARV) medications are wrong. 

700,000 Stolen Condoms Recovered
by Cristina González
In February, Malaysian police reported the theft of 700,000 ultrathin condoms en route to Japan. 

LGBT People Are Greater Than AIDS, Too
by Cristina González
Logo, an MTV Networks basic cable channel for LGBT people and their allies, has partnered with Greater Than AIDS, a national HIV education initiative led by the Black AIDS Institute, to launch “beCause: be Greater Than AIDS.” 

HIV Testing Hits High School
by Cristina González
The 80-person senior class of San Francisco’s private Urban High School is getting tested for HIV.

AIDS Book Banned in Tennessee
by Cristina González
A Tennessee school board changed its library policy-it now allows school directors to remove books from library circulation on an emergency basis until reviewed by a committee. 

HIV Goes to Sundance
by Cristina González
In the early 1970s, gay men and lesbians flocked to San Francisco to find acceptance. 

Lady Gaga Wants $50M
by Cristina González
To date, the MAC AIDS Fund has raised more than $200 million through sales of its Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses.

We Hear You

Alternative View
by Willette Francis
In his POZ Blog entry "Alice Down the Rabbit Hole" (February 12), Mike Barr shared how he uses alternative medicine to help manage his HIV.

What Matters to You

Shelter From The Storm
by Suzy Martin
For people with HIV, housing can mean the difference between health and sickness.

Treatment News

HIV Meds Played Out? Deal Again.
by Laura Whitehorn
If you have lived with HIV for a long time and have exhausted various med combos in the past, there are still options.

The Latest on Lubes and Gel
by Laura Whitehorn
A vaginal gel may also work as a form of HIV prevention for anal sex. 

Med Breaks-Broken
by Laura Whitehorn
Many studies have shown that taking a break from your HIV meds can harm your health. 

Dousing the Flames
by Laura Whitehorn
You know how bad you feel when you’re getting a cold? Achy, feverish, tired...just plain lousy.

Therapeutic Vaccines
by Laura Whitehorn
Cure Watch

Point, Shoot, Reveal
by Laura Whitehorn
Living with HIV involves more than taking meds

GMHC Treatment Issues June 2011
Covalent vaccination and catalytic antibodies: A new way of looking at an HIV vaccine

Comfort Zone

Bubbles, Bath and Beyond
by Cristina González
First, set the mood by lighting some candles. Grab still-warm towels from the dryer. Place an inflatable bath pillow, a crossword puzzle and a good book within arm’s reach. Turn on the slow jams or that jazz CD you’ve been meaning to check out.

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