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The HIV Life Cycle


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by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.
Pets were once considered a health threat to HIV-positive people with compromised immune systems. Today, thanks to treatment evolutions, those of us living with HIV can enjoy the health benefits of being with our animal friends without worrying about getting sick. In fact, given the increasing prevalence of mental health issues and other conditions among HIV-positive people—and the proven track record animals have for alleviating many of them—pets may be just what the doctor ordered. Here, eight HIV-positive people share stories of how their pets have helped them live long, happy lives despite HIV.

Health Care Reform Checkup
by James Wortman, POZ, with Maggie Francis and Robert Greenwald
It’s official: President Obama’s sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system has been signed into law. But what does this landmark legislation mean for those of us living with—or at risk for—HIV/AIDS? With the help of our friends at Harvard Law School, POZ dissects the life-changing bill and highlights how it can affect our care and treatment.

Positively Trans
by Tim Murphy
Transgender people with HIV may have to struggle for the care they need, but it’s essential to their health.

The Dentist Is IN
What to do about dry mouth

(No) Chill Pill
The protease inhibitor Norvir emerges in a new form.

The Skeleton Crew
Protecting your bones from HIV 

And We Quote


Where’s my Acyclovir?
by Tim Murphy
Drug shortages spike co-pays for some people with HIV.

HIV-Positive Folks Can Try Telaprevir
A promising experimental drug to treat hepatitis C opens a trial for people coinfected with HIV.

Gaga for Gaga
by James Wortman
When it comes to raising AIDS awareness, the “Pokerface” singer ups the ante.

POZ Q&A: Travis McCoy
by LaToya Johnson
The frontman for the alternative hip-hop/rock band Gym Class Heroes promotes HIV prevention to young people.

Grid Locked
by Willette Francis
Grey’s Anatomy puts AIDS in prime-time perspective. 

Nacho Typical Activist
by James Wortman
Marvelyn Brown takes HIV awareness to the snack aisle. 

Artfully Nourishing
by Willette Francis
Keith Haring supports HIV-positive New Yorkers 20 years after his death. 

Silver Anniversary
by Willette Francis
These AIDS organizations turn 25 this year. 

You Said It
Can Beer Goggles Spread HIV?

AIDS In the Movies: A Brief Close-up
by Trenton Straube

Girlfriends Talk HIV
by Willette Francis

GMHC Treatment Issues-June 2010

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Editor's Letter
by Regan Hofmann
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