It’s been an exciting year with lots of news on the policy, treatment and advocacy fronts. We’ve seen the lifting of the travel ban, the approval of syringe exchange, the announcement that the next International AIDS conference will be held in the United States, in Washington, DC, in 2012 and we’ve seen the release of a National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

But we’ve struggled to give access to care to all who need it, saw ADAP wait lists shoot up past 5,000 and watched as people with HIV were criminalized for alleged non-disclosure. Research has made headway on the vaccine, microbicide and biomedical prevention fronts. And, last but not least, it seems that one American has been cured of HIV. So, as we head into a new year, we thought we’d look back on some of 2010’ biggest stories, best videos and most talked about treatment topics.

2011 marks the the 30th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of HIV. Let’s hope the new year brings much health and happiness to our community, the resources we need to survive and thrive and a new level of vigor on the advocacy front fighting for human and health rights for people living with HIV/AIDS around the world.

The staffs of POZ and AIDSmeds send our very best wishes for a happy holiday and a joyous New Year!

The Hottest Stories

1. Free Anti-Rape Female Condoms Grab the World Cup

2. Lubricants for Anal Sex May Increase Risk of HIV, STIs

3. The POZ 100

4. Woman Claims She Intentionally Transmitted HIV to More Than 500 People

5. Couples That Clicked

6. Mobster’s Son Reveals HIV Status in Court

7. 65% of U.S. Gay Men Support HIV Criminalization

8. Preparing for the Aging HIV Epidemic

9. Wife Claims Baseball Star Hid HIV for Unprotected Sex

10. Thou Shalt Fear AIDS

Top Videos

1. Preparing for the Aging HIV Epidemic

2. The Education of Miss Universe

3. Positive Action: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the South

4. Love Out Loud: POZ AIDS Walk New York 2010 Party

5. USCA 2010: En Español

6. AIDS 2010: Protests and Global Village

7. amfAR New York Gala 2010

8. Aid for AIDS in Haiti

9. Resurrection From Rwanda

10. NYS Sen. Duane, 17 Others Arrested at AIDS Housing Protest

Most Talked About Treatment News

1. Revise Social Security HIV Disability Requirements Says Institute of Medicine

2. Activist Group Claims HIV Cure Is Closer Than Many Think

3. Health Care Reform - Signed, Sealed and Delivered

4. Berlin Patient Follow-Up ’Strongly Suggests’ HIV Cure

5. Medicare to Cover HIV-Related Facial Wasting Treatment

6. Fatigue Common in People With HIV, Often Linked to Psychological Factors

7. Atripla Co-pay Program to Cover More People

8. HIV and Aging: The Potential Role of Inflammation

9. PTSD Symptoms Common Among People With HIV

10. AIDS Denialist Ignored Scientific Misconduct Warnings