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March 2011

 

For Cryin' Out Loud
by Mark Leydorf
As Congressional Republicans on the Hill slash government spending and attempt to reverse Obama's health care reform, HIV advocates call cuts to AIDS funding and services "the real death panels." Meanwhile, a scrappy group of activists from Ohio goes toe-to-toe with national lawmakers, including Ohio's own John Boehner, the freshly minted Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives. Ohio's HIV-positive community's fight to save the state's ADAP program, and their lives, may well set the standard for battles to come nationwide.

Sex and the Salon
by Willette Francis
For L’Oréal’s hairdressers, taming bad hair—and HIV—is all in a day’s work.

Is PrEP Positive?
by Mark Leydorf
A study suggests that HIV meds can prevent infection. But questions remain about treatment as prevention.

PEP
by Mark Leydorf
Less known than PrEP, but possibly a better option

We Hear You...And We Know You Hurt.
A recent POZ.com blog, “New Empathy for Neuropathy,” by Laura Whitehorn, 
hit a nerve—pardon the pun—with our readers. (Peripheral neuropathy, or PN, 
is pain, tingling or numbness in the limbs caused by some HIV drugs, among other things.) The responses reminded us that life with HIV isn’t always “manageable.” Here’s what some of you said:

To a T
by Tim Murphy
Promoting testosterone replacement therapy

The Keys to HIV Nonprogressors
Researchers recently discovered five amino acid keys that explain why some people can control HIV without drugs—and offer hope for those who can’t.

Tomorrow’s Treatments (And Some For Today)
The drug development pipeline currently holds very few new meds to suppress HIV. But on other fronts, drugs to help with side effects and coinfections are here or on their way.  

Back From the Brink
Keep a Child Alive raises $1M via the digitally dead.

Marathon Man
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
Mark Ishaug is president and CEO of AIDS United, a new Washington, 
 DC-based organization launched in January. For 20 years, he was president and CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Here, he shares his vision for AIDS United and why America needs another national HIV/AIDS organization.

The Melody of HIV
by Tim Horn
You’ve heard of HIV—now you can listen to it.

A Tale of Two Tests
by Cristina González
A new documentary from MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation

Trans Risk
by Trenton Straube
1 in 4 black transgender people are HIV positive.

Looking for Love Gloves?
by Lauren Tuck
iCondom locates free condoms near you.

Pozarazzi
Events across the globe on December 1 commemorated World AIDS Day 2010. 

Editor's Letter
by Regan Hofmann
Cry Me a River

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Affirmative Ally in Idaho
by Willette Francis
Soon after he tested positive for HIV in 1999, Duane Quintana contemplated what, exactly, would have prevented him from contracting the virus and what would have helped his family deal with his diagnosis. 


GMHC Treatment Issues March 2011

 


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