POZ January-February 2020

POZ January-February 2020

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

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Power in Transparency

The rapper, poet and activist is thriving with HIV.

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Believe in Hope

We must fight through our collective trauma to begin the process of renewal.

2020 HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

2020 HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

Annual awareness days help to educate the general public and specific communities about HIV/AIDS.

Editor’s Letter

Oriol R. Gutierrez

I’m Coming Out

In between recording new songs for an upcoming album, rapper Mykki gave us an exclusive interview and photo shoot


George Ayala

Positive Response

“Community Reclaiming the Global Response” is the theme of the HIV2020 conference in Mexico City.

POZ Planet

Zee Strong The Digital Living Quilt

The Man Who Made Over 10,000 HIV Portraits

Meet Zee Strong and The Digital Living Quilt.

He Is Valuable directors AJ Reynolds, Kendall Boone Jr., Richard Hutchinson Jr. and D’Angelo Morrison

He Is Valuable

This Atlanta group for Black queer men gives new meaning to HIV.


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Everyday — January/February 2020

Here are some important dates in AIDS history.


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Real Spirit

POZ contributing writer Shawn Decker looks back at how Pedro Zamora’s appearance on “The Real World” inspired him.

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Real Impact

Marvell L. Terry II of AIDS United and Charles Stephens of the Counter Narrative Project reflect on Sean Sasser’s legacy.


Praise for the POZ 100

Check out the social media praise for the 2019 POZ 100.


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Ask POZ – January/February 2020

Are vaccines safe?; What is the healthiest diet?; How often should I get my cholesterol checked?

Care And Treatment

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Trogarzo Bests Highly Resistant HIV

Expanded access study confirms the long-acting monoclonal antibody works well in people with extensive prior treatment.

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Kidney Transplant Success

A long-term study found that kidney transplants between people with HIV have high success rates.

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Fatty Liver Risk in Those With HIV & Hep C

Researchers call for greater use of noninvasive measures of fatty liver disease in this population to identify those at risk.

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Are You in for Integrase-Driven Weight Gain?

Researchers at George Washington University take a look.

Research Notes

Vaccine Vials

Prevention: Vaccine Impact

Only HIV vax to show any efficacy prompted strong immune response in new study

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Treatment: Microneedle Patches

Researchers are working on patches containing tiny needles that deliver medications through the skin.

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Cure: Cracking CRISPR

Trying to mimic the “Berlin Patient” cure, researchers edited the CCR5 gene in the immune stem cells of a man with leukemia and HIV.

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Concerns: STIs Keep Rising

Increases in syphilis have been driven by new cases in men who have sex with men, an estimated half of whom have HIV.


Walking in Purpose

Joyce Turner Keller fights HIV stigma in the church.

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