Off the Top of His Head
Housing Works president and CEO Charles King lopped off his trademark ponytail in a charity event to benefit HIV-positive victims of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. The longtime HIV activist speaks with POZ about his organization’s long-term commitment to Haiti and why it’s so important for the HIV community to lend a hand during the rebuilding process. (Watch video.)
February 22, 2010
Status Is Everything
Corey Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ, discusses the Status Is Everything HIV prevention campaign launched by city officials in advance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010. (Watch video.)
February 20, 2010
HIV and Heart Disease Risks
At the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection (CROI) in San Francisco, David Evans talks with Priscilla Hsue, MD, a researcher and physician at the University of California in San Francisco, about how HIV might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease through inflammation, and what people with HIV ought to do about it.
AIDS Research, at Home
Here’s an easy (and free) way to help researchers develop HIV drugs: Simply donate your personal computer’s unused processing power—in other words, let it crunch some data for scientists when you’re not using it. Researchers from FightAIDS@Home explain how logging on to this program may lead to newer drugs, faster.
February 12, 2010
Gay Couple Supports Haiti Earthquake Survivors, AIDS Orphans
Luke Montgomery—who founded an AIDS orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti—has launched an online initiative with his partner, Nate Guidas, to bring emergency medicine, food and tents to remote regions of Haiti affected by the January 12 earthquake. (Watch video.)
amfAR New York Gala 2010
Lady Gaga performs at the 2010 amfAR New York Gala, which pays tribute to Natasha Richardson. (Watch video.)
February 10, 2010
Couples That Clicked
Our readers often ask us whether POZ Personals—the fastest-growing online dating community for people living with HIV—actually works. Can positive people really find true love online?
February 08, 2010
NYC HIV Planning Council Task Force
February 4 was the first meeting of the "Board of Directors" Resolution
Planning Council Task Force, which was created by the HIV Health &
Human Services Planning Council of New York. (Watch video.)
February 03, 2010
ACT UP’s Latest Act
After almost 20 years, AIDS activist group ACT UP is making news again. But what are their targets in 2010, and who is joining their fight?