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POZ July-August 2015

POZ July-August 2015

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

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Features

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From Peer to Peer

HIV-positive advocates break down barriers to care in the south.

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World of Difference

Questioning taxpayer funding of faith-based groups to fight HIV/AIDS

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Going Gold for HIV

A look inside Life Ball, Europe’s biggest, grandest and most spectacular HIV/AIDS charity event

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POZ HIV Drug Chart

Antiretroviral (ARV) options abound for both those who are new to HIV treatment and those who are experienced.

From the Editor

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Too Hot

I admire people who take the heat--literally and figuratively--every day in the Southern United States, the hot spot domestically for HIV/AIDS...

Feedback

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Letters-July/August 2015

Our April/May issue looked at how artists living with HIV continue to represent the realities and complexities of today’s epidemic.

POZ Q+A

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A Brave New Day

Using peer support to organize and empower people living with HIV/AIDS in the Southern United States

POZ Planet

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Meet Merce!

Charles Sanchez stars in a musical comedy web series about an HIV-positive guy looking for love.

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Focusing on Nonprofit HIV Research

Florida’s Campbell Foundation funds science and services.

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Raise Your Glass!

As three iconic HIV groups celebrate three decades, their leaders talk with POZ about past accomplishments and future goals.

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POZ Stories: Venita Ray

Venita Ray is a woman who can move mountains—or at the very least, climb them. 

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Working to End AIDS in the South

Nic Carlisle became the executive director of Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) this spring, but as he tells POZ, his dedication to the cause goes...

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Rally for Medicare!

Medicare—the federal health plan for Americans 65 and older—turns 50 on July 30, and folks who support the Robin Hood Tax (RHT) ar...

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Making Waves

Head to the beach this summer with an HIV-themed book.

Voices

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Falling Through

Kristopher Sharp, an HIV-positive gay advocate from Texas, shared his personal story in an opinion piece titled “Falling Through the Cra...

Care and Treatment

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A New Truvada

Gilead Sciences has filed for FDA approval of a new version of the dual-combination HIV antiretroviral Truvada, one that’s less toxic to the b...

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Dangers of Delaying Hep C Treatment

For people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), waiting to start HCV treatment until they progress through the levels of liver fib...

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Does HIV Pack on the Pounds?

Contrary to popular belief, HIV-positive people gain excess body fat because of the virus itself rather than antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

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Atripla Dethroned

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has removed Atripla from the priority list of first-line antiretrovirals in its most re...

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Going Up in Smoke

HIV-positive Americans are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit than the general population. 

Research Notes

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Prevention: PrEP Saves Money

Canadian research suggests that rolling out Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV would save mon...

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Treatment: Long-Acting ARVs

A recent study showing that a two-drug antiretroviral (ARV) regimen maintains viral suppression as well as a standard three-drug cocktail

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Cure: ’Kick and Kill’

The NIH's Division of AIDS and Infectious Disease Services has pledged $6.6M to investigate the HIV cure strategy known as “kick and kill....

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Concerns: At the Gut Level

HIV launches an immediate assault on the gut after infection, spurring harmful inflammation and causing other damage that even very early anti...

SeroZero by GMHC

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From Churches to Mosques: We Need to Include Every Faith Community in the Fight Against HIV

According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, ’despite the 2010 National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s calls for new partnersh...

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Making the Cut: Should Neonatal Male Circumcision be a Recommended HIV-Prevention Tool in the United States?

For some, it’s a revered and ancient expression of religious faith and tradition. Others believe it’s not only medically unnecessary, but...

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Spotlight Stories

My name is Nicole Icon and I am Legendary for Old Way Vogue and Realness. I’m a transsexual woman in the Ballroom scene.

POZ Survey Says

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Media Matters

Pop culture can educate audiences and dispel myths about HIV/AIDS, so it’s refreshing to see the inclusion of several HIV-related storylines r...

POZ Heroes

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Together We Stand

Marco Castro-Bojorquez wants Latino immigrants to get involved in creating a new national network to help amplify the voices of the community.

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