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Features

Achieving the End
by Mitchell Warren
The executive director of AVAC, a global advocacy group for biomedical HIV prevention, outlines five major priorities for action in 2013.

Falling Through the Cracks
by Benjamin Ryan
We can strengthen two of the weakest links in the U.S. health care chain for people with HIV/AIDS—linking people to care and retaining them in care—but doing so requires a collective approach.

From the Editor

Let's Stay Together
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
Editor-in-chief, Oriol Gutierrez, on closing the health care gaps for people with HIV/AIDS.

Feedback

Letters-March 2013

The POZ Q+A

Opening New Doors
by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
Two years later, relocation fears from GMHC clients have been replaced with reinvigorated hopes.

POZ Planet

Turn Up the Music
by Trenton Straube
Chris Brown speaks up for the beautiful people at AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Bookmarks
by Trenton Straube
Vivid characters, stellar prose and big ideas make these books must-reads.

Country Remedy
by Trenton Straube
This bisexual, HIV-positive Nashville singer offers the best medicine in town.

Promoting PrEP
by Trenton Straube
Manhunt searches for the right pitch.

Native Talents
by Trenton Straube
South Dakota Urban Indian Health makes HIV a big part of its primary care offerings. 

Bare Facts
by Trenton Straube
The naked truth is that major cuts to federal AIDS budgets still loom.

All Dolled Up
by Trenton Straube
Barbie gives Liz her best fashion accessory. 

Tickled Pink
by Trenton Straube
Nicki Minaj and MAC reunite.

Voices

The 360 Approach
by Aundaray Guess

Care and Treatment

See You in Six Months?
by Benjamin Ryan
If you have an undetectable viral load, it's possible that you might need to see the doctor only twice a year, saving money, time and hassle. 

Studying Risk Factors for Mental Decline
by Benjamin Ryan
High rates of cognitive impairment among people with HIV are due to the same factors that affect HIV-negative people.

Implementing Health Care Reform
by Benjamin Ryan
President Obama's re-election means that the Affordable Care Act (the national health care reform law) is on track for implementation on January 1, 2014. 

Pregnant Women Struggling With Adherence
by Benjamin Ryan
Over a quarter of HIV-positive pregnant women and half of those during the postpartum period aren't adhering to their antiretrovirals properly.

GMHC Treatment Issues March 2013
The HIV/AIDS and Cancer Community Research Collaboration

HPV Vaccine May Benefit Women With HIV
by Benjamin Ryan
HIV-positive women may benefit from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. 

Research Notes

Prevention: Latino Epidemic Varies by Region
by Benjamin Ryan
A recent analysis of surveillance data found that the rates and transmission routes of HIV among Latinos vary by region of the United States.

Treatment: Atripla vs. Stribild and Complera
by Benjamin Ryan
Atripla (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir) still reigns supreme, but two other drugs might work as well, or even better, when used as components of single-tablet, once-a-day combination regimens for treatment-naive people with HIV. 

Cure: A Cat-and-Mouse Vaccine Game
by Benjamin Ryan
A recently discovered, natural immune response to HIV may become a vital piece in the larger vaccine puzzle. 

Concerns: Ex-Inmates Aren’t Retained in Care
by Benjamin Ryan
The opportunity for HIV care is standard in U.S. jails, but only about 38 percent of people who get treatment in jail are retained in care six months after their release.

POZ Survey Says

Listen to Your Heart
by Jennifer Morton
As we get older, our risk for cardiovascular disease increases. But it’s also a growing concern for people living with HIV.

POZ Heroes

Farewell, Friend
by Peter Staley and Tim Horn
Neither of us is exactly a stranger to death. But the passing of our cherished friend and comrade Spencer Cox on December 18, 2012 cut us deeply and painfully.

 


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