Syringe Exchange: Getting to the Point POZ talks with Allan Clear, executive director of the Harm Reduction Coalition, about the potential end of the two-decade ban on federally funded syringe exchange programs, and what it means for domestic HIV prevention.
August 19, 2009
Project Runway’s Malvin Vien
As fashionistas and reality show junkies are well aware, Project Runway is back, airing Thursdays at 10 P.M. Eastern/Pacific on Lifetime. We caught up with one of this season’s designers, Malvin Vien (who is HIV negative), to talk about his involvement with the “TEST ME/for hiv” campaign, launched by the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA). (Watch video.)
August 18, 2009
The CD4 Initiative: Expanding Access to Treatment Under the aegis of the Imperial College of Medicine in London, an international group of thought leaders known as the CD4 Initiative has been hard at work to make CD4 cell count testing widely available to millions of HIV-positive people in developing nations. If a point-of-care test were created to measure CD4s, the group contends, health care workers in rural Africa and other resource-poor HIV hot spots would be armed with the most important tool necessary to manage patients in need of antiretroviral therapy.
August 12, 2009
Tell It Like It Is With their new series of collectible Play Fair! cards, the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence continue a tradition of providing safe-sex messages. In our July/August issue, POZ reported on the nuns’ 30th anniversary and their tireless work for the HIV/AIDS community. In this Web Exclusive, we catch up with more sisters and explore their latest provocative outreach.
August 04, 2009
Boston Launches Teen-Focused Safer-Sex Campaign
In response to increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Boston youth, health officials are introducing a safer-sex campaign incorporating teen-friendly modes of communication such as Facebook, YouTube and cable channels, The Boston Globe reports. (Watch video.)
August 03, 2009
Debunking the “Beehive” of AIDS Denialism One of the “Most Talked About” stories recently on POZ.com is a brief article on a new book titled Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience and Human Tragedy, originally from the June 2009 issue of POZ magazine. Here is our complete interview with the book’s author, Seth Kalichman, PhD, a social psychology professor at the University of Connecticut.
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