December #160 : Your Feedback-December 2009

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Archives » POZ Magazine issues




Table of Contents
 

Our Best Shot

How Stigma Kills

Hero Worship




Staying in Care

Peace of Mind

Hello, Aloe!

Tip Sheet

Fewer C's

New Guides for Kids

And We Quote

Gifts that Give

Spin Cycle




Viewer Discretion

Crimson Tide

MSM:MIA?

Fine(r) China

Muy Bien

Self-Prescribed Therapy




BABES With AIDS

Editor's Letter-December 2009

Your Feedback-December 2009

GMHC Treatment Issues-December 2009



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


Scroll down to comment on this story.


email print

December 2009


Your Feedback-December 2009

Positive Motherhood
In “Mother Plus Child Minus HIV” (September 2009), Luz de Jesus Roman, an HIV-positive woman, gave birth to a healthy HIV-negative baby girl, showing us motherhood is possible for women living with the virus. Here’s what some of you had to say.

I am an HIV-positive woman, I have two beautiful children, and neither has HIV. Articles like this are good. With proper care and treatment, HIV-positive women can have children without passing the disease on and can live long enough to grow old and become grandparents. Too many people don’t realize this fact.
Maya
City Withheld

As a mother of an HIV-negative child, I think this story is wonderful. I found [out] about my status during my first trimester, and it was emotionally draining. It wasn’t until my child was 2 that we were 100 percent sure she was OK. I could never get pregnant now on purpose—it’s just too risky, but to each her own. Options are out there, and people should know about them. I do disagree about disclosure: Unless we’re intimate or you’re a doctor treating me, it’s not your business. Select friends and family know (period).
Angel
City Withheld

Take A Bow
“Curtains Up” (September 2009) spotlighted AIDS educator Dan Gallagher, who wrote the play Between the Seams to reduce HIV stigma among teenagers.

I am very proud of Dan Gallagher for the amazing job he has done with this play. He has put compassion, love and strength into this project. Great job—and we love you!
Stephanie
Knoxville, TN

Unwrap Stigma
A POZ magazine subscriber sounds off about its black bag covering.

I just got my POZ magazine this afternoon. I love it. I look forward to it. Why does it still arrive in a black, shrink-wrapped plastic bag? Talk about stigma! May we please have the option to subscribe proudly and shamelessly?
Heather Hill
San Francisco

Cuba: Low HIV Rates, Questionable Tactics?
Many of you commented on “Keeping AIDS at Bay in Cuba” (September 2009), which shined a light on the Cuban government’s treatment of those living with HIV/AIDS and its early, controversial tactics to control the spread of HIV.

I enjoyed your article, but I am saddened about the negative online comments regarding Cuban politics. Having been to Cuba many times while visiting friends and family, I found the Cuban people very smart and “not the political puppets” one would expect. HIV/AIDS is often talked about, and the people are well informed. One easily sees prevention advertisements both on television and billboards. Cuba has a lot of tourism and prostitution, so HIV prevention is necessary.
Anonymous
Dominguez, CA

The authors make no mention of their sources, so apparently they are repeating the government propaganda delivered by the people they encountered, all of whom can only say what the government there will allow, or they get in trouble. Anyway, the inhumane level of government control and disrespect for freedom of their supposedly successful plan is appalling. Apparently POZ fell into the Cuban trap by publishing this.
JS
Washington DC


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Show comments (0 total)

 
[Go to top]

Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV 101
HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ TV
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Women
African American
Latino
Providers
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    CuteBoyinQns
    Jackson Heights
    New York


    soy_Ric
    Rochester
    New York


    usuallyhappy
    Palm Springs
    California


    RayOctober
    Richmond
    Virginia
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Do you enjoy books with HIV-positive characters?
Yes
No

Survey
Mind Matters

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.