POZ July/August 2024

POZ July/August 2024

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

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Alicia Diggs

Heart of the Matter

People living with HIV are crucial to clinical trials related to the virus.

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Giving it a Try: A Guide to Clinical Trials

Studies of new treatments, prevention tools, comorbidity management and cure strategies for people living with or at risk for HIV.

POZ 2024 HIV Drug Chart

2024 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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Heart of Gold

This special issue, which highlights the latest in HIV treatment, takes a closer look at clinical trials.


Left to right: Adam Castillejo, Marc Franke and Paul Edmonds

Sharing the Hope

Paul Edmonds is one of a handful of people cured of HIV and cancer after a special kind of stem cell transplant.

POZ Planet

Rosie Perez (left) and Arthur Fogel

A New Home for Lifebeat

The program is now part of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

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HIV Cannot Spread in Pools

Online comments in Texas shared misinformation.

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Grindr Allegedly Shared HIV Status

The gay dating app company was sued in London.

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Cosmetic Injection Transmits HIV

Cases linked to a New Mexico spa mark the first documented instances.

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Long COVID Data Easier to Access

Deidentified data on thousands of adults are now available.

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Viral Hepatitis Deaths Are Increasing

Worldwide, hepatitis B and C claim 3,500 lives each day.

Ian Bicko

The Best Medicine

Finding out I had HIV forced me to look at myself in the mirror and make real changes.


Everyday – July/Augsut 2024

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


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Memory Lane

In an opinion piece, NMAC’s new deputy director of programs looks back on his HIV advocacy and urges for renewed efforts in 2024.

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Syndemic Approaches

In a post, POZ blogger and social justice advocate Matthew Rose underscores that multiple challenges lie ahead. Below is an edited excerpt.


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AIDS Walk New York

The 2024 AIDS Walk took place as the city is poised to cut $5.3 million in spending on HIV education and outreach programs.

Nutrition & Fitness

Chocolate Tahini Bars

Chocolate Tahini Bars

These treats are incredibly easy to throw together.

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Add Lemon to Your Water

Lemons are a natural diuretic and can flush out bacteria and toxins


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HIV and Your Lungs

Smoking cessation, exercise and vaccines can help keep your lungs healthy.

Care & Treatment

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More PrEP Leads to Fewer HIV Diagnoses

While PrEP uptake has been high among urban white gay and bisexual men, coverage is lagging for women and Black and Latino gay men.

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HIV Reservoirs and Viral Rebound

HIV inserts its genetic blueprints into the DNA of human cells and establishes a long-lasting reservoir that antiretrovirals can’t reach.

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Treatment for Fatty Liver Disease

The prevalence of fatty liver disease among people with HIV appears to be somewhat higher than that of the population at large.

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Older People With HIV Have Unmet Needs

Today, more than half of HIV-positive people in the United States are ages 50 or older.

Research Notes

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Prevention: Ultra-Long-Acting PrEP

The ultra-long-acting formulation could be administered three times a year.

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Treatment: Delayed Treatment

These findings emphasize the importance of prompt diagnosis and early treatment.

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Cure: CRISPR Disappoints

A Phase 1 study enrolled people on antiretroviral therapy with an undetectable viral load.

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Concerns: Inadequate Sleep

Findings suggest that getting enough sleep may be particularly important for people living with HIV.


Consequential Scientist

Alison Rodger’s research proved that Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U).

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