This year’s POZ 100 celebrates the collective effort by advocates of all kinds to end the HIV epidemic. We’re spotlighting 100 entities, including organizations, agencies, networks and initiatives, that are making an impact across the country and around the world in combating HIV and its stigma. In 2022, an estimated 1.3 million new HIV cases were reported globally—a 38% decline in new diagnoses since 2010. Forty-plus years since the start of the HIV epidemic, we have the tools and the know-how to effectively prevent and treat the virus. Collectively, we’ve made a lot of headway, but there’s still much more work to do. For instance, of the nearly 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, about 13% don’t even know they have the virus.
This year’s POZ 100 represents just a fraction of the myriad forces fighting HIV. Whether tackling racism, homophobia or HIV stigma, providing care and support, championing HIV research or raising much-needed funds, the POZ 100 honorees have reshaped the landscape of HIV awareness, prevention and treatment.
Many of those on the list will be familiar, as they have been in the fight since the beginning. The list includes government agencies, global advocacy powerhouses, national nonprofits, community centers, coalitions of people living with HIV, grassroots initiatives and much more. It represents the diversity of approaches required to defeat this public health epidemic. On a global and local level, we must continue to eliminate social and structural barriers to care and amplify the voices of those living with and affected by the virus.
We thank all the honorees for their unwavering commitment to the cause. Together, we are building a brighter future. Together, we can end HIV.
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