POZ July/August 2023

POZ July/August 2023

In every issue of POZ, you’ll find the latest health news, personal stories and much more.

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Josh Kruger

I Stopped Taking My HIV Pills

Long-acting injectables made Josh Kruger rethink HIV treatment, activism and the size of his butt.

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Going Long

Long-acting therapies are the future of HIV treatment and prevention.

POZ 2023 HIV Drug Chart

2023 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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Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Do I really want to take a chance with injectables?


Marc Franke,  the Düsseldorf Patient, with  his dog, Motte

Coming Out as Cured

Marc Franke is part of an exclusive circle of people cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant.

POZ Planet

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Studying HIV Among Women in the South

Two projects in Alabama explore why they’re more vulnerable.

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FDA Eases Blood Donation Rules for MSM

But people who use PrEP cannot donate.

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Training HIV Behavioral Scientists

A new University of Miami program combats inequities.

MonkeyPOX on test tube

Tallying U.S. Mpox Deaths

Black gay men with AIDS were most affected.

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Russian Prisoners Join War Against Ukraine

About 20% of prisoner recruits have HIV.

Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day logo

Everyday – July/August 2023

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


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The Mifepristone Decision

Positive Women’s Network–USA (PWN-USA) connects attacks on transgender people, reproductive rights and PrEP in a blog post.

Nutrition & Fitness

Carrot & Orange Soup

Carrot & Orange Soup

It’s light, a little sweet and very soothing.

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Try Green Exercise

Whether it’s walking, jogging, cycling or swimming, head outdoors and reap the benefits of going green.

Research Notes

pile of blue pills PrEP Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

Prevention: PrEP for Women

There were no new HIV diagnoses among women with consistent daily adherence and only one among those with consistently high adherence.

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Treatment: Back on Track

Check out the latest clinical trials

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Cure: Dual CRISPR

Researchers tested a dual CRISPR approach in mice with humanlike immune cells.

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Concerns: Sleep Problems

Sleep disturbances can affect daily functioning, long-term health and overall quality of life.

Care & Treatment

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Statin Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

A large body of research has shown that people living with HIV are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease.

pregnant mother and young girl

U.S. Meets Perinatal HIV Elimination Goals

The risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission fell below 1% for the first time in 2019.

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Do Natural Controllers Need Treatment?

Untreated HIV may result in persistent immune activation and inflammation that can lead to a wide range of health problems.

Young person with a transgender pride flag

HIV Among Trans Men

Research on HIV among transgender people has historically been scarce.


Chloe Orkin

The Importance of Prioritizing Equity

Medical activism has consistently been at the center of Chloe Orkin’s career.

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