POZ July-August 2018

POZ July-August 2018

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

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Involuntary Separations

HIV policies at the Peace Corps come under fire.

Coinfection Connection

Curing hepatitis C is a priority for people also living with HIV.

2018 HIV Drug Chart

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

Editor’s Letter

Oriol R. Gutierrez

I Want a New Drug

This treatment-themed special issue of POZ spotlights several issues that have evolved over the years.


Viral Basics

Understanding the importance of basic HIV research and clinical trials—and the benefits of being undetectable

POZ Planet

Summer Reads

Whether you’re sunning on the beach or snuggling in bed, these books will shine through the whole season.

Are You #ACApositive?

The fight to protect trans health care from discrimination


Record your HIV story with a free 30-day journal.


2018 Goals excerpted the annual letter from the International AIDS Society (IAS) as an opinion piece. Below is an edited version.

Not For All

An opinion piece titled “HIV-Free Generation in Striking Distance, but Not For All,” by Chad Hendry and Liz Thompson.


Everyday — July/August 2018

Here are some important dates in AIDS history.


The 7,000

Some featured responses and reactions to Mark S. King’s essay in our June issue.

Research Notes

Prevention: PrEP Resistance

Those resistant to both of the medications in Truvada are rare.

Treatment: Sustiva & Suicide

Sustiva was connected to a 3.3-fold greater risk of suicidal behaviors in a new analysis.

Cure: Research Ethics

Findings provide reassurance on ethics of cure studies.

Concerns: HIV Rate Trends

According to the CDC, the national annual HIV infection rate has dropped by 15 percent.

Care and Treatment

Diabetes Is on the Rise

More of those living with HIV are developing diabetes.

Cut-Price HIV Meds

The FDA approves three new, cheaper combination ARV tablets.

Menopause Means Worse Pain, Fatigue

Menopause in women living with HIV can worsen pain.

Treat Acute Hep C Earlier

Researchers advocate prescribing DAAs during the early phases of hep C infection for those coinfected with HIV.


Built to Survive

Nelson Vergel pushes for the development of new salvage therapies.


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