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The Education of Miss Universe
Jesus Aguais, longtime AIDS activist and executive director of Aid for AIDS, discusses global AIDS advocacy with the reigning Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez. Their discussion reveals that Fernandez is more than just one of the prettiest women in the world: She is also a warrior goddess who pledges to pursue an end to AIDS long after she retires her glittering crown. (Watch video.)

TAG Team
by Mark Leydorf
With stunning regularity, news media pronounce AIDS activism dead—or at best on life support. Yet the Treatment Action Group (TAG) is still ticking after 18 years. While the organization’s strength lies in its ability to evolve to better address the changing epidemic, the real secret ingredient might be found in after-work margaritas.

La Educación de Miss Universo
Jesús Aguais, activista del SIDA desde hace muchos años y director ejecutivo de Aid for AIDS, habla sobre el activismo del SIDA a nivel global con la Miss Universo Stefanía Fernández. Su discusión revela que Fernández es mucho más que una de las mujeres más bellas del mundo: También es una diosa aguerrida comprometida con encontrar un fin al SIDA después de que devuelva su reluciente corona. (Vea el vídeo.)

Still Gellin'
by Laura Whitehorn
Will positive people ever be able to protect sex partners without using condoms? Hope sticks around, despite a gel’s poor showing.

It’s Not Too Late To Start HIV Meds
by Laura Whitehorn
Even if your CD4 count is very low when you’re diagnosed with HIV you can still benefit from taking HIV meds.

Try This
by Willette Francis
Strength training tones your brain and your body. One method is Pilates, a series of stretches and poses. Here’s a starter move.

Entry Inhibitor Slows Its Advance
The experimental HIV drug vicriviroc has stalled in development. 

Attack of the Killer Popcorn!
Even the small-size tub of popcorn at many movie theaters can hold between 370 and 670 calories.

A Tale of Two Viruses
Treating herpes does not help prevent HIV transmission.

Doing the Dose
by Laura Whitehorn
Swallowing your drugs day in, day out can be tough. The key to good adherence requires you to identify any obstacles—and to craft an individualized method to overcome them.  

Ballroom Brotherhood
by Kellee Terrell
HIV prevention in the house(s)

PEP Rally
An online guide to preventing HIV—after exposure

Prevention for Positives
by Bill Strubbe
Is it sensible (and sensitive) to hold HIV-positive people solely responsible for stemming new infections? 

POZ Q&A: Miss America
by Shawn Decker
POZ speaks with the newly crowned Caressa Cameron about her personal connection to the virus and why she uses her platform to fight HIV/AIDS.

Fly Boy
by James Wortman
On January 4, the United States opened its borders to inbound HIV-positive travelers. POZ spoke with one of the first men to exercise that new freedom.

Infectiously Adorable?
by James Wortman
Last Christmas, Jennifer Morton, POZ’s managing editor, was given HIV by her nephew—in the form of a questionably cute plush toy.

POZ Picks
by Willette Francis
Karter Louis promotes aural advocacy with “SAFESEX.”

Texas Baby Bump
by LaToya Johnson
Texas law requires that pregnant women get screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during their first prenatal doctor’s visit and again during their third trimester.

Positively Page Turning
by LaToya Johnson
Author Courtney Sheinmel imprints her teen readers with messages of sexual safety—and acceptance of people living with HIV.

Calling All Keyboard Cassanovas
by James Wortman
Think online dating is fruitless? Try the new Premium POZ Personals!

Put a Little PEP in Your Step
by James Wortman
Jimmy Choo’s killer stilettos help save the lives of rape survivors in South Africa.

Editor's Letter-April/May 2010
by Regan Hofmann
Pretty Is as Pretty Does

Your Feedback

by Willette Francis
A. Toni Young has developed a new way to fight HIV among African Americans in Washington, DC.


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