POZ April-May 2017

POZ April-May 2017

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

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The Kids Are Alright

Advocates born with HIV face ongoing challenges.

Count Us In

Could 2017 be a pivotal year for homeless youth and HIV?

From The Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Young Folks

POZ catches up with Jake Glaser, Hydeia Broadbent and the Meredith siblings for our special issue on youth.


Youth In Action

Founded by youth activists, TruEvolution uses education and leadership to empower underserved LGBT youth.

POZ Planet

The Kid Stays in the Picture

An HIV/AIDS art exhibit centers on youth.

Detectable Mistakes in the Media

Accuracy Watchdog corrects erroneous reporting about HIV transmission risks.

Pivotal Trump Voters Linked to HIV and Hep C Risk

They’re mostly straight, white, rural and poor.

Pants on Fire!

Can you get HIV from eating bananas?


David’s Friend

Actress and playwright Nora Burns explores the loss of her best friend to AIDS in 1993 in her show David’s Friend.



Instagram account shares touching visual tributes to the many lives lost to AIDS.

POZ Survey Says

Educated Risk

The results are in.

Research Notes

Prevention: Injectable PrEP

Phase III trial begins for long-acting injectable form of the experimental antiretroviral cabotegravir for use as PrEP against HIV.

Treatment: Two-Drug Treatment

Two large studies have found that the two-drug combination of Tivicay and Edurant works as well as standard three- or four-ARV regimens.

Cure: Gilead Grants

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has awarded over $22 million in grants for 12 HIV-cure-focused research projects.

Concerns: Private Time

Young people may avoid seeking sexual and reproductive health care out of concern that their parents will find out about it.

Care And Treatment

Mapping HIV’s Mysteries

Researchers have succeeded in charting the structure of a tool central to HIV’s effort to splice its genetic code into a human cell’s DNA.

Hep C Tied to Kidney Disease and Bone Loss

For people living with HIV, exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV) is linked to a higher risk of kidney disease and bone disorders.

HIV Likely Means Higher Heart Attack Risk

The risk of heart attack for people with HIV may be nearly double that of the general population.

CRISPR Reveals Treatment Targets

Researchers have used the cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to identify five potential targets for HIV treatments.


Helping Youth in Crisis

Fifteen years ago, Carl Siciliano founded the Ali Forney Center, now the largest U.S. housing program for homeless LGBT youth.


On the Job


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