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April 21, 2010
POZ Podium: The Denver Principles Empowerment Index
POZ founder Sean Strub delivered the keynote speech at the opening of the 5th anniversary commemoration in Washington, DC, of the Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA). The speech details his plan to measure HIV/AIDS groups against the ideals of self-empowerment in the Denver Principles.
Put a Ring on It
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s new campaign promotes the FC2, the second-generation female condom. But it’s not just for the single ladies—men who have sex with men can use it too.
April 15, 2010
Daniel C. Montoya: Developing HIV Prevention Campaigns
After being diagnosed with HIV in 1987, Daniel C. Montoya applied the business skills he acquired on Wall Street to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. As the director of external affairs at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Montoya talks about his work advising clients on HIV prevention programs and services.
April 14, 2010
Haiti in Waiting
Are HIV-positive people a priority in post-quake Haiti? Haitian AIDS activist Esther Boucicault updates POZ on the country’s recovery efforts and highlights what global leaders are (and aren’t) doing for those hardest hit by the virus in the aftermath of the January earthquake. (Watch video.)
POZ Podium: What I Learned at Lunch With Marjorie
An exorbitant rent increase is pushing Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) into a new location. AIDS advocate and icon Larry Kramer, a founder of GMHC, discusses the organization's future over lunch with Marjorie Hill, PhD, GMHC's current CEO.
April 09, 2010
POZ Podium: Did the Bareback Time Machine Kill Chad Noel?
AIDS advocate and writer Mark S. King contemplates the all-too-brief life and AIDS-related death of Chad Noel, a.k.a. barebacking gay porn star Donny Price.
April 06, 2010
HIV and Aging: The Potential Role of Inflammation
People living with HIV appear to age faster—as seen in the premature onset of age-associated diseases and immune system deficits—than those not infected with the virus. This is likely because of chronic inflammation, a lingering effect of HIV’s perseverance, even when antiretroviral (ARV) therapy is working to the best of its ability.
April 05, 2010
Advocacy and Organizing
Christine Campbell, vice president for national advocacy and organizing at Housing Works, discusses the Campaign to End AIDS and reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act. (Watch video.)
April 02, 2010
POZ Podium: Broke: Thoughts on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
In his quest to not become HIV positive after his condom breaks during sex, Louis Jordan unfortunately can't prevent the hurdles in his search for post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP.
Terry Fluker Delivers HIV Prevention Messages Through Ministry, Fashion and Music
After an HIV-positive diagnosis floored him in 1991, Terry Fluker, a minister in Pittsburgh, first educated himself about the virus. Then he reached out to teach others about HIV/AIDS. To do this, he launched Love Ministry Outreach Victors in June 2000. Real Health spoke with Fluker about his program and his journey.
April 01, 2010
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.)
Shirlene Cooper Beat the Odds—And She Helps Other Positive People Beat Homelessness.
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