POZ June 2015

POZ June 2015

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

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From left: Whitney Joiner and Alysia Abbott

Telling Their Stories

Children who lost parents to AIDS are finding community in a group called the Recollectors.

Surviving Life Itself

An essay on relevance as a long-term survivor in the here and now.

From the Editor

I’m Coming Out

In recognition of June as LGBT Pride Month this issue includes other sometimes underrepresented LGBT-related perspectives.


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Letters-June 2015

In the Feature “Two of a Kind” (March 2015), Ademola Bello profiled a transgender couple living in New York City who are transcending HIV...


High Aspirations

A new CEO urges Gay Men’s Health Crisis to increase grassroots activism and fight for an HIV cure.

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Filmmaker Jean Carlomusto

Behind the Lens

Jean Carlomusto on ACT UP lesbians, DIVA and her Larry Kramer documentary

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Looking at HIV’s Prime-Time Players

Guess how many recurring characters on all of television are HIV positive.

Three Cheers for a Cure!

We love to hear the word cure, and few organizations talk about it with as much zeal as amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

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An LGBT Center’s HIV TLC

HIV services have always been a cornerstone of Manhattan’s LGBT Community Center.

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A Positive Spin

“Everyone’s story of living with HIV is unique.” That tagline appears before each video on “Positive Spin,” the new HI...

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Sounds of Silence

Why didn’t Reagan address AIDS in a public speech until 1987?

POZ Stories: Nancy Duncan

Nancy Duncan contracted the virus in 1985, from a boyfriend she knew had injected drugs in the past. 

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Jersey Boys

Positive Pedalers cycle toward a 20-year milestone.

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HIV Law Roundup

When lawmakers in Rhode Island tried to pass a bill to criminalize the behaviors of people with HIV, advocates from the Positive Women’s Netwo...

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Hoosiers & HIV

Why needle exchanges are needed in Indiana and Wisconsin


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Not Enough

This edited excerpt of an opinion piece titled “When Visibility Is Not Enough,” explores the social, economic and health inequities trans peop...

Care and Treatment

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New Bone Care Guidelines

An international panel of medical experts has released new guidelines on managing declining bone density among people with HIV.

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FDA OKs Two New Tybost–Boosted PIs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new combination tablets that each include an existing protease inhibitor that is...

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Success Across Hep C Genotypes for Daclatasvir and Sovaldi

Twelve weeks of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir and Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) offered a 97 percent hepatitis C virus cure rate...

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Harvoni Works for Coinfection

In a recent Phase III trial, 12 weeks of treatment with Gilead Sciences Harvoni cured hepatitis C virus in 96 percent of people who were co-in...

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PrEP Can Be a Protective

According to a new study, when the HIV-negative partner in a mixed-HIV-status heterosexual couple takes Truvada as PrEP, this provides a highl...

Research Notes

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Prevention: Taking PrEP for Other STIs

Taking a daily dose of the antibiotic doxycycline may be an effective form of pre-exposure prophylaxis against various bacterial sexually...

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Treatment: A Promising Anti-HIV Molecule

Scientists have created a powerful molecule that blocks SIV (HIV’s simian cousin) from infecting monkeys’ immune cells and that may work as a...

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Cure: HIV Goes Latent by Design

Attempts to cure HIV are frustrated by the fact that the virus enters a latent, non-replicating state in certain immune cells, becoming invisi...

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Concerns: Cost Sharing of ARVs Under Obamacare

Research has buoyed recent legal complaints that certain Obamacare marketplace health plans discriminate against people with HIV by placing an...

POZ Survey Says

Life Support

Living with HIV can be pretty hard sometimes, which is why it’s important to find support and encouragement when you’re feeling down.

POZ Heroes

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Speaking Out

Khafre Abif is the editor of Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens: Prayers, Poems & Affirmations for People Living with HIV/AIDS, a 616-page...


Hot topics

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