POZ July-August 2019

POZ July-August 2019

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

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Sean Mckenna

Rising Above

People living with HIV are also facing cancer as they age.

25 Years of HIV Research

25 Years of HIV Research

The increasing mastery over the virus is one of humanity’s crowning achievements.

POZ 2019 HIV Drug Chart

2019 HIV Drug Chart

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

Editor’s Letter

Oriol R. Gutierrez

I Won’t Back Down

Living with cancer and HIV is the theme of this issue.


Robert Yarchoan

Viral Control

The Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy at the National Cancer Institute coordinates cancer and HIV research.

POZ Planet

globe and red hiv awareness ribbon

Around the World

A look at HIV-related headlines across the globe

MAC Viva Glam’s new campaign stars Winnie Harlow in an homage the first Viva Glam campaign

MAC Milestones

In 25 years, the MAC AIDS Fund has raised $500 million. It celebrates with an expanded mission—and a new name!

POZ at 25—July-August

A look at July-August issues from the POZ archives


boy clock buildings

Everyday—July-August 2019

Here are some important dates in AIDS history.


a path leading into the woods

My Path

HIV advocate Murray Penner describes how the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable message affected his journey living with the virus.

black birds of wires with one white bird by itself

My Challenge

Brian Gaither, an HIV-negative gay man and cofounder of the Pride Foundation of Maryland, confronts his past bigotry.


R.I.P. Andy Vélez

The longtime AIDS activist died of complications resulting from a severe fall on May 14 at the age of 80.

Care and Treatment

a doctor in white jacket making a peace sign with his fingers

New Two-Drug Regimen

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for people living with HIV.

illustration of heart with beat wave

Cardiac Dysfunction Details

A recent review of 54 studies indicates that people living with HIV are at high risk for experiencing cardiac dysfunction.

illustration magnifying glass examining lungs

Copping to COPD

People with the chronic inflammatory lung disease are about two times more likely to have a heart attack.

illustration of liver and virus

Liver Cancer Prognosis

There is not a significant difference in three-year liver cancer survival rates between people living with HIV and people who are not.

Research Notes

a doctors hands taking notes, sitting with patient

Prevention: HIV Transmission

Which HIV-positive demographics pass on the virus?

Treatment: Trogarzo Durability

A clinical trial has confirmed that new HIV treatment Trogarzo suppresses one’s viral load.

test tubes in lab eye dropper

Cure: Role of Macrophages

Any HIV cure on the horizon will have to tackle macrophage immune cells as well as CD4 T Cells, a study indicates.


Concerns: Opiod ODs

A study conducted by researchers at the CDC suggests that people with HIV are some of the hardest hit by the opioid crisis.


Mark Misrok

Employment Needs

Mark Misrok addresses employment and HIV.

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