POZ January-February 2022

POZ January-February 2022

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

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André De Shields

Inviting Death to Tea

Broadway Legend André De Shields on Life, Career, COVID-19 and HIV

How Well Do COVID Vaccines Work for People With HIV?

Overall, vaccines are highly effective, but some folks are at risk for poorer response.

Ellis at his Brooklyn apartment, ca. 1987–91

History Reclaimed

Race, Queerness, Art and AIDS Resonate in the Work of Darrel Ellis.

2022 HIV/AIDS  Awareness Days

2022 HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

Display this poster as a reminder of upcoming awareness days, and use the hashtags shown to promote them on social media.

Editor’s Letter

illustration of stage light

The Impossible Dream

For a few years, I seriously considered becoming a professional actor.


Maven Lee

Kiki with an HIV Advocate

Maven Lee shares his HIV story while promoting balls, serving runway and starring on reality TV.

POZ Planet

phone with THRIVE SS on screen

Connect and Inspire Black Gay Men

THRIVE SS launches an app for same-gender-loving men of color, regardless of their HIV status.

Lil Nas X with THRIVE SS founders Dwain Bridges, left, and Larry Walker.

When Lil Nas X Pays You a Visit

“He’s our Beyoncé!”

Aid for AIDS founder Jesús Aguais at the Páramo de Berlín in Columbia, on a recognition mission to support Venezuelan refugees; donated and unused HIV meds

“We Need Your Donations!”

Aid for AIDS collects and distributes unused meds.

TV and Golden Girls image

Everyday – January/February 2022

These dates represent milestones in the HIV epidemic.


pill bottles with money as labels cost of healthcare

The 340B Program

AIDS United’s working group of safety net providers weighs in on ending the epidemic.

one hand holding another

More Than Words

NMAC executive director Paul Kawata pays homage to the late HIV activist Michael Hirsch, his friend and partner in crime.


three blocks with graphics of needles and numbers

Ask POZ – January/February 2022

Who Should Receive Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters?


young black man looking at window

African Americans and HIV

Black communities are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS.

Research Notes

blue pills representing PrEP

Prevention: PrEP Disparities

Disparities across states in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use appear to have worsened over time.

happy young people with hands joined in center

Treatment: Biktarvy for Kids

Biktarvy is now available for small children.

light at end of tunnel

Cure: Natural Cure

A second woman appears to have eliminated HIV naturally and may even be considered cured.

Hepatitis C virus model, 3D illustration.

Concerns: Hep C Treatment

The number of people treated with direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C has steadily declined.

Care and Treatment

tin cans with strings

Lost in Translation: U=U

The news that an undetectable viral load prevents people from transmitting HIV through sex is getting lost in translation.

multi race multi colored heads cut out

Race, Individual Behavior and Structural HIV Risk

Need more proof that individual behavior isn’t the only thing that determines whether you acquire HIV?

illustration doctor examining butt

Early Treatment Reduces Anal Cancer Risk

Treating abnormal anal cell changes early can reduce the risk of progression to anal cancer in people living with HIV.

jeans with measuring tape belt

Cabenuva Works Regardless of Weight

Long-acting injectable Cabenuva works well in people with obesity.


Marlene McNeese

Proud Ally

Since August, Marlene McNeese has served as a member and cochair of PACHA.

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