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December 2013

Features

The POZ 100: Celebrating Unsung Heroes
This year's POZ 100 is made up of 100 HIV-positive unsung heroes from around the country who are committed to ending the epidemic. 

The POZ 100: A-C

The POZ 100: D-F

The POZ 100: G-H

The POZ 100: J-L

The POZ 100: M-O

The POZ 100: P-R

The POZ 100: S-T

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Positive Networks
People living with HIV discuss self-empowerment.

From the Editor

Your Song
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
This year's POZ 100 special issue spotlights HIV-positive unsung heroes.

Feedback

Letters-December 2013
The article 'Older and Wiser' explored issues surrounding long-term survivors of HIV and the difficulties they often face.  

The POZ Q+A

Fire in the Blood
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
A new documentary warns AIDS advocates that the global fight for access to low-cost HIV drugs isn't over.

POZ Planet

Law of Desire
by Trenton Straube
Adult film performers test HIV positive amid condom rules.

Do Some Men Want to Get AIDS?
by Trenton Straube
Yes. Out magazine and GMHC explain why.

Rocky Road
by Trenton Straube
R.I.P.: Boxing champ Tommy Morrison

Public Knowledge
by Trenton Straube
Judge to FDA: Release some of the PrEP approval documents. 

First in the Fight
by Trenton Straube
A New York exhibit remembers early activism.

Remembrance of Things Past
by Trenton Straube
Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly return to Broadway with a new AIDS play called Mothers and Sons.

That ’80s Show
by Trenton Straube
Three AIDS movies in today's headlines depict yesterday's epidemic.

Say What? Lee Daniels Edition
by Trenton Straube
Lee Daniels perpetuates HIV stereotypes with a comment on Larry King Now.

Voices

Remembering J.C. Suares
by Sean Strub
An edited excerpt of Sean Strub's opinion piece paying tribute to the late founding creative director of POZ.

Care and Treatment

Now Available: New Integrase Inhibitor
by Benjamin Ryan
U.S. FDA approves Tivicay, the second antiretroviral (ARV) to hit the market in the integrase strand transfer inhibitor class.

‘Quad’ as Effective as Older Options, Fewer Side Effects
by Benjamin Ryan
New research shows that the once-daily combination therapy Stribild, also known as the 'Quad' is as effective as both Atripla and a Reyataz plus Truvada combination.

Does HIV Make Addiction More Insidious?
by Benjamin Ryan
Thanks to a protein integral to HIV’s life cycle, cocaine may better ensnare people with HIV into addiction.

TB Preventative Therapy Lowers Deaths by One Third
by Benjamin Ryan
A six-month course of isoniazid preventive therapy  for TB greatly reduces the risk that people with HIV will progress from latent to active TB or die of the disease. 

FDA OKs First Rapid Test for Acute HIV
by Benjamin Ryan
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its approval of the first rapid HIV test.

GMHC Treatment Issues December 2013
How to Beat an Outbreak: Part 1

Research Notes

Prevention: Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise
by Benjamin Ryan
A small trial shows that a new vaccine is 100 percent effective at preventing malaria.

Treatment: Soybean Compound May Fight HIV
by Benjamin Ryan
Early research into a compound found in soybeans suggests it may be used as an anti-HIV agent less susceptible to drug resistance. 

Cure: Drug-Free Viral Control in Monkeys
by Benjamin Ryan
Adding the arthritis drug auranofin and the chemotherapy agent buthionine sulfoximine to a  five-drug antiretroviral (ARV) regimen appears to have led to a drug-free control of HIV in macaque monkeys. 

Concerns: Lymphoma Survival Unimproved
by Benjamin Ryan
American death rates for those with HIV-related lymphoma haven't budged during the modern era of antiretrovirals (ARVs).

POZ Survey Says

Your Voice
by Jennifer Morton
Your responses to POZ's survey on self-empowerment and advocacy.

POZ Heroes

A Mother’s Love
by Casey Halter
Sixteen years ago, Florence Ngobeni-Allen, an HIV-positive mother, lost her 5-month-old daughter to complications from AIDS. The experience motivated her to fight back.

 


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