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POZ July-August 2017

POZ July-August 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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Features

Tim Murphy

HIV Resists!

Meet six activists living with the virus and fighting for your rights.

HIV 2020

Gazing into the crystal ball at the epidemic’s future reveals many exciting advancements. Lower infection rates is just the beginning.

2017 HIV Drug Chart

This quick-reference chart compares available HIV medication options, including adult dosing and dietary restrictions.

Editor’s Letter

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Get Up Stand Up

I am by nature an introvert. To those who know me from before 1992, this isn’t news.

POZ Q+A

Connected Action

GNP+ works with communities of people living with HIV around the world to make sure their voices are heard.

POZ Planet

An image from an uncoverHIV.org awareness campaign

Revealing HIV Stats—and Torsos Too!

The “#uncoverHIV” campaign reaches a U.S. region that the CDC rates as high risk for both HIV and hepatitis C.

Dancing to End HIV Stigma…

A rally and dance party was held at the New York City AIDS Memorial to supported the “Undetectable = Untransmittable” campaign

The PreEP Diaries

Not a Tough Pill to Swallow

Before starting PrEP, Evan J. Peterson decided to date HIV-positive dudes.

Ladies Who Love Their Life

A bilingual campaign encourages HIV awareness and prevention among women of color.

Voices

Dear President

An edited excerpt of an opinion piece titled “Dear President Trump: A Letter From the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus”

Second Chance

Mark S. King makes the case for why long-term survivors have widely applicable insights on dying with dignity, grace and preparation.

Spotlight

#CRISPR

The social media buzz on this gene-editing technology [SLIDESHOW]

POZ Survey Says

Terms of Employment

POZ recently asked you about HIV-related issues at work. Here are your responses.

Research Notes

Prevention: Vital Vaccine

Why an even partially effective HIV vaccine could be key to beating the global pandemic

Treatment: Early Adherence

And its link to maintaining viral suppression

Bone marrow stem cells

Cure: Transplant Attempt

Another man living with HIV attempts to stay off antiretrovirals after a bone marrow transplant to treat his leukemia.

Concerns: Generational Firsts

The first children to be born with HIV are becoming adults. Here’s data on their viral loads and CD4 counts.

Care and Treatment

Quit Smoking, Cut Risk of Cancers

If people living with HIV who smoke quit their cigarette habit, they soon slash their risk of numerous cancers.

Heroes

Khadijah Abdulah

Fighting With Mercy

Khadijah Abdullah will help lead the inaugural Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (FHAAD) on August 27.

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