POZ April-May 2012

POZ April-May 2012

In every issue, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.

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Meet the Parents

During the late 1980s, a group of New York mothers, fathers and friends became AIDS advocates.

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HIV Care on the Front Line

Almost 1 million Americans living with the HIV virus remain untreated for HIV even with lifesaving treatment.

From the Editor

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How to Survive a Plague

Just in time for Mother’s Day, this issue is a tribute to many remarkable moms (and others who provide motherly-like love in our battle...


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Letters- April/May 2012

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Battling Back

David France’s new film about the history of AIDS treatment activism lit up the Sundance Film Festival—and hopes to inspire a new genera...

What You Need to Know

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Happily Ever After: Same-Sex Marriage Protects Gay Health

Proof that the road to marriage leads to good health: A Columbia University study found that in states where same-sex marriage is legal, gay m...

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Red Cross Sees Red After Millions in Fines

In January the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fined the American Red Cross, the biggest U.S. supplier of donated blood, almost $10...

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Advocates Seek an End to HIV Criminalization

A coalition of advocacy groups is throwing support behind a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D--Calif.) to review and repea...

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July May Be the First Annual National HIV Awareness Month

Each October, it seems the whole word turns pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Tune In: HIV/AIDS Makes a Star-Studded Comeback

Have you noticed the surge of HIV/AIDS references on reality TV lately?

We Hear You

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AIDS on the Political Stage

This year’s U.S. presidential race has already had its share of political gaffes. 

POZ Survey Says

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Your Opinions on AIDS 2012

This July the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is coming to Washington, DC. 

What Matters to You

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Legalizing Syringe Exchange

On December 16, 2009, President Obama signed into law an end to the 21-year ban on federally funded syringe-exchange programs. 

Treatment News

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Is the World Prepped for PrEP?

Oral PrEP is when HIV-negative people take a daily dose of HIV meds to reduce their chance of contracting HIV sexually.

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Mixing HIV and Anti-Seizure Drugs Safely

Roughly 55 percent of people with HIV/AIDS globally may need to take anti-seizure drugs.

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A Spinal Remedy for HIV-Related Neuropathy?

Here’s some stimulating news for people with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy (PN).

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Depression Affects More HIV-Positive Women Than Men

A new study has revealed that 18 percent of women living with HIV experience depression, compared with 14 percent of men. 

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HIV Treatment as Prevention

The British HIV Association has released new draft guidelines on prescribing antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive people.

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An Aspirin a Day Might Keep Cervical Cancer at Bay

An ordinary household drug might help prevent cervical cancer in women living with HIV and HPV (human papillomavirus, a primary cause of the c...

Comfort Zone

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Spring Cleaning

’Tis the season for renewal, from the green peeking out from under gray snow to the flower buds bursting to bloom.

POZ Heroes

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Nathaniel Pier was a private physician who treated people living with AIDS in New York City during the epidemic’s initial outbreak in the earl...


Hot topics

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