POZ June 2023

POZ June 2023

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Darius Harper (left) and André Jordan

Lean on Me

Friends Darius Harper and André Jordan, both actors, navigate life with HIV.

Fire Island (2021) Lola Flash

Traveling With the Ancestors

Photographer and activist Lola Flash brings four decades of their work together in a new photo book.

2023 HIV Prevention Drug Chart

2023 HIV Prevention Drug Chart

This quick reference chart compares antiretroviral (ARV) options for the prevention of HIV, including adult dosing information.

Editor’s Letter

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Anti-LGBTQ activities remind us all that fighting for our rights is still necessary.


The cover of David Michael’s Patsy Cline tribute EP

Country Music Gays & HIV

Publicist-turned–country crooner David Michael shares his HIV story and love of Patsy Cline.

POZ Planet

Oscar Party Raises $9M to End HIV

Launched in 1992, the annual event is hosted by the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert Stars in AIDS Drama

Based on a memoir, Fairyland takes place in San Francisco.

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Grindr helps to Deliver HIV Tests

The dating app joins the prevention effort Together TakeMeHome.


Fewer People With HIV in U.S. Prisons

The number has declined for 23 consecutive years.

AIDS activists unfurl a banner at the National Lesbian and Gay Health conference in June 1983 in Denver.

Denver Principles at 40

The document details the rights and responsibilities of people with AIDS.

Mark Grantham

I’m Still Here

Long-term survivor Mark Grantham persevered and found his voice as an advocate.

National HIV Testing Day logo

Everyday – June 2023

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


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Global HIV Transformed

In a blog post titled “How PEPFAR Transformed the Global HIV Epidemic,” lauds the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relie...


POZ June 2023 Spotlight

Standing Up for Trans Lives

Change is needed.

Care & Treatment

Mother breastfeeding in bed stock photo Breastfeeding, Women, African-American Ethnicity, Black People, Newborn

Can Women With HIV Safely Breastfeed?

Women living with HIV have advocated for more autonomy in decisions about infant feeding.

Monkeypox virus test tubes. 3D Rendering  Mpox,

People With Advanced HIV Can Have Severe Mpox

Mpox is “very starkly different” for HIV-positive people with advanced immune suppression, an expert said.


Doxycycline PEP for STI Prevention

This approach does not work equally well for everyone.

Same sex couple posing in New York city streets

Injectable PrEP Works Well for Black Gay Men and Trans Women

Although African Americans make up about 13% of the U.S. population, they account for more than 40% of all new HIV diagnoses.

Research Notes

Fast-dissolving microbicide insert

Prevention: Implants and Inserts

Studies examine the efficacy of new convenient options for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

blue pages of a Calendar

Treatment: Sunlenca Plus bnAbs

A Phase II clinical trial will start this year to evaluate the potential twice-yearly regimen.

St. Lambertus church in Dusseldorf, Germany

Cure: Stem Cell Cure

Finding no evidence of replication-competent HIV after many years, a German man’s doctors finally announced that he’s cured.

A small HUD with a human body image and a scientist

Concerns: Low-Level Viral Load

Maintaining an undetectable viral load can halt progression of HIV and eliminate the risk of transmission.




The common STI is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.


Nicholas Snow

His Name is Mister Snow

Read about international journalist, actor and author, Nicholas Snow.

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