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The POZ 100

The POZ 100: 1 to 10

The POZ 100: 11 to 20

The POZ 100: 21 to 30

The POZ 100: 31 to 40

The POZ 100: 41 to 50

The POZ 100: 51 to 60

The POZ 100: 61 to 70

The POZ 100: 71 to 80

The POZ 100: 81 to 90

The POZ 100: 91 to 100

Stress Test

Vital Insights From Vienna

Treatment Twofer

HIV Testing Sooner

Worry Wart

Spice It Up

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Positive Rewards

Pop Projects

Party Favors

Men in Love

Hot Dates


Editor's Letter


Healing Touch

GMHC Treatment Issues- December 2010

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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December 2010

The POZ 100: 91 to 100


91. Tracy Swan As hepatitis/HIV project director at Treatment Action Group, Swan is a long-term activist who has served in the direct-care trenches for decades. She knows prevention, counseling, testing, treatment education and how to help people access care, pills and syringes. Regulators, researchers and pharmaceutical reps rely on her. We do too.

92. Donna Sweet, MACP As principal investigator and director of the Kansas AIDS Education and Training Center and the cochair of CHAC, Sweet takes the pulse of HIV in the heartland-and across the nation.

93. John Tedstrom The president and CEO of the Global Business Coalition to Fight TB, Malaria and AIDS, Tedstrom has convinced big business around the world to get some skin in the AIDS game. A born leader and a diplomat, Tedstrom is a hard person to say no to.

94. Adam Tenner As executive director of Metro Teen AIDS, Tenner fights for the rights of young people with HIV and tries to protect others from joining the club.

95. Ed Tepporn The HIV program director for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) helps strengthen policies, programs and research to improve the health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. He helps bridge the gaps between evidence-based and culturally appropriate interventions-and understands you need good data to do much good.

96. Lance Toma The executive director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center caters to the needs of his oft-underserved community. He has received national attention for bringing awareness to the lack of focus on APIs with AIDS.

97. Nelson Vergel Treatment guru Vergel founded the Program for Wellness Restoration in Houston. His online mailing list reaches people all over the nation looking for treatment updates and insights.

98. Tom Viola The executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS leverages the wattage of the Great White Way to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS. When the curtain drops, his show starts. To date, Broadway Cares has raised more than $51 million from its audiences.

99. Mitchell Warren The bio of the executive director of AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) says he "uses public education, policy analysis, advocacy and community mobilization to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines and other HIV prevention options" (such as microbicides). We couldn't say it better ourselves. So we didn't try.

100. Phill Wilson As president, CEO and founder of The Black AIDS Institute, Wilson leads a nimble army of specialists on AIDS among black Americans. Tapping deep into his African-American heritage, the PACHA member created, a website and campaign that is about the power of individuals acting together to achieve a greater goal. Sounds like a mighty powerful idea.


Introduction | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50
51-60 | 61-70 | 71-80 | 81-90 | 91-100

Search: Tracy Swan, Donna Sweet, John Tedstrom, Adam Tenner, Ed Tepporn, Lance Toma, Nelson Vergel, Tom Viola, Mitchell Warren, Phill Wilson

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Luis Gutierrez-Mock, San Francisco, 2011-01-12 13:58:18
Congratulations to the amazing people on this list! I am extremely disappointed that NO transgender women were included on this list. A meta-analasis of US data indicates a 27.7% prevelance rate for transwomen (Herbst, et al., 2008)- more than one in FOUR transwomen! What happened, POZ magazine?! You've had stories from many poz transwomen throughout the years, yet there is no representation on the list this year. Epic fail this year in terms of trans inclusion and visibility.

penni, , 2010-12-07 11:03:02
What about the people living with AIDS. Honestly mostly waht I see on this list are CEO's and directors... they get paid to do their job.

Jereme Scott, Houston, 2010-11-30 16:26:10
Congrats to all he 100 people who work so hard for our fight against AIDS. Great going Nelson. Jereme

Gary Higo, Jacksonville, FL, 2010-11-23 09:08:14
My hat tips to all who have made this list, for their efforts often go unrewarded. One obvious missing in my world is Dab Garner. He travels the world every week to advocate and educate the world on every part of this disease and if our community was without him, like the others listed we would be in a very bad spot. Dab you are my #1 and hero. Love you and keep up the incredible work you do for our community. BBH!

Bart, , 2010-11-19 06:10:46
Mazeltov! Eric Sawyer and Charles King! Well deserved and said! However, where's the award for every HIV-positive person in this country that has to fight to obtain services and medications from bureaucracies and politicians that would sooner see them dead, rather than have their lunch or self-serving political and economic agendas? These battles are accomplished uncounted times every day. These PLWHAs are not the celebrated "beautiful people?" Survival is the reward.

Krishna Stone, New York City, 2010-11-18 14:02:59
Thank you for including our CEO Marjorie Hill, PhD and board member Robert Fullilove, PhD. Thank you also for including former GMHC staff members Gregg Gonsalves, Robert Barr and Ronald Johnson. Congratulations to all 100!!

Vel, Atlanta, 2010-11-17 13:19:50
Kudos to the 100. In addition, I'd like to also thank those individuals who are NOT named who work with our transgender brothers and sisters who were also NOT named.

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