POZ July-August 2022

POZ July-August 2022

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

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Tom Perrault

My HIV Cure Trial

In this essay, Tom Perrault recounts his journey toward hopefully controlling HIV without medication.

vaccine needle arm

A Complex Cure Trial

Participants will first receive a therapeutic vaccine to enhance CD8 T cells’ ability to kill virus-infected cells.

long and winding road country sunset

The Long & Winding Road

After advances in HIV therapy, long-acting antiretrovirals and long-term remission are the next frontiers.

Jerrica Hall fights HIV and the opioid epidemic.

A Change is Coming to Scott County

People living with HIV are meeting the accelerating challenges of the opioid epidemic.

POZ 2022 HIV Drug Chart

2022 HIV Drug Chart

This quick-reference chart compares antiretroviral (ARV) options for the treatment of HIV, including adult dosing and dietary restrictions.

Editor’s Letter

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I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

I have always believed that HIV would someday be cured.


red ribbon on globe

Miles to Go

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care urges further action on global HIV advocacy.

POZ Planet

Women featured in Risk to Reasons

Retire the Word “Risk”

In ViiV’s new initiative, Black women offer stigma-free language.

Jalen Rose with Tina Knowles-Lawson

Seeing One Another Without Judgment

Cultural influencers promote HIV prevention.

The 2000 cast of MTV’s The Real World: New Orleans

HIV in The Real World

Danny Roberts returns in New Orleans Homecoming and battles HIV stigma.

Getting HIV Aid to Ukraine

Global groups unite to deliver meds.

Ulysses  Burley III,  MD, MPH

Faith & Vaccines

Researchers reach out to faith communities.

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day logo

Everyday – July/August 2022

These dates represent milestones in the HIV epidemic. Visit to learn more about the history of HIV/AIDS.


Richard JMV

Not Alone

POZ blogger Richard JMV shares yet another milestone in their journey living with HIV. Read an edited excerpt.

words on buttons

Hugs OK

NMAC executive director Paul Kawata shared how good it felt to be back at the 2022 Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit

Care & Treatment

gay couple walking and in hand on the beach smiling

Does Low T Matter?

Middle-aged men living with HIV may have low testosterone levels more commonly seen in older men.

leg press machine

Move Better After Leg Exercises

A nice-looking butt isn’t the only reason to add leg strengthening exercises to your fitness routine

Doctor and patient having a consultation

Speak Up for Menopause Care

Hormones can improve quality of life in menopause, but women aging with HIV aren’t getting the support they need.

The Whitehouse

Community-Informed Drug Policy

The Biden administration unveiled the country’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy in April.

Research Notes

and hold blue pill with PrEP written

Prevention: PrEP Barriers

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions are supposed to be free under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but barriers persist.

young persons hands tying their shoes

Treatment: Cabenuva for Teens

The Food and Drug Administration recently extended the indication for Cabenuva to include adolescents ages 12 and up.

Digital illustration antibodies

Cure: Antibody Therapy

Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) can delay HIV rebound and even lead to long-term remission.

illustration lungs esophagus

Concerns: Lung Cancer

Lung cancer screening, which can detect tumors at an earlier stage, may be even more important for people living with HIV.


microscope in lab

Clinical Trials

Study participation can be a gateway to better therapies for yourself and others.

Nutrition & Fitness

Artichoke, Arugula & Olive Pizza

Artichoke, Arugula & Olive Pizza

Be bold and experiment—it will still be delicious!

icon laptop yoga class online

What Kind of Exercise is Best?

Generally speaking, there are two types of exercise.


Steven Deeks, MD

Searching for a Cure

Steven Deeks, a pioneer in HIV cure research, is now tackling a new challenge: long COVID.


items in Emergency to go bag

Be Prepared

When disaster strikes, will you be ready?

Digital Edition

Tom Perrault POZ July/August 2022 cover

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