August/September 1994

Cover: A Q&A with HIV activist Pedro Zamora of MTV’s The Real World. Inside: A portfolio of illustrations by fashion artist Antonio López; an interview with comedian and ally Joan Rivers; a feature on the use of anabolic steroids among people living with HIV. Plus: POZ compiles a list of the 50 most influential AIDS policymakers.

September 1999

Cover: NYPD officer Steve Yurcik received support from his fellow officers after he disclosed he has HIV. Inside: Immigrants with HIV who are detained by the Immigration and Naturalization Service may face unpredictable health care. Plus: An interview with Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, whose drawings have been turned into a wall-sized mural at GMHC in New York City.

September 2004

Cover: Exploring the phenomenon known as “the down low.” Inside: The AIDS Treatment Coalition is making pharma and the feds listen to your treatment needs; a step-by-step guide on how a pill gets to market. Plus: By cuddling kiddies, Alicia Keys, Oprah and other big-name celebs are putting a human face on AIDS in Africa.


Cover: Luz de Jesus Roman is a Latina mom living with HIV who invites POZ along on her journey of having an HIV-negative baby girl. Inside: Keeping AIDS at bay in Cuba; the media should pay attention to Latinos living with HIV; Our Bodies, Ourselves devotes an entire chapter to HIV/AIDS. Plus: A book of first-person narratives of Black gay men in the South is “serving tea.”

September 2014

Cover: Julie Lewis (mom of DJ-producer Ryan Lewis) and the 30/30 Project seek to build affordable health centers for those most in need. Inside: A new musical about disco legend Sylvester; “Start Talking. Stop HIV” is the CDC’s latest HIV prevention campaign. Plus: Activist Tez Anderson helps create the annual HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (#HLTSAD).

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