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POZ March 2014

POZ March 2014

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

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Features

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Empowering Entrepreneurs

How an HIV intervention grew into a microenterprise.

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Building Better Barriers

What's in a name? When it comes to condoms, a lot.

From the Editor

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Justify My Love

The women highlighted in this issue of POZ are wonderful role models. 

Feedback

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Letters-March 2014

In "Positive Networks" (December 2013), a group of HIV-positive advocates discussed the topic of networks and the value they can have in our c...

POZ Q+A

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Southern Star

AIDS Alabama provides HIV/AIDS services across the state and advocacy throughout the entire South.

POZ Planet

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Renewed Hope For Organ Transplants

People with HIV and coexisting medical conditions have a higher need of organ transplants, but those who do receive transplants often thrive.

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Stigma Index Launches in United States

The U.S. People Living with HIV (PLHIV) Stigma Index will help quantify discrimination, prejudice and stigma faced by HIV-positive individuals...

POZ Magazine

Say What? Greek Edition

In a report on health inequality in Europe, the World Health Organization erroneously reported that a significant number of Greeks were purpos...

POZ Magazine

POZ Stories: Blane Oborny

Blane Oborny's HIV diagnosis set off a chain of life-changing decisions. 

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About That $615,000 Banksy?

The winning bid of the infamous Banksy painting found in a Housing Works thrift shop fell through. 

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R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, died December 5 at age 95.

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Fight Club

A hard-hitting campaign aims to KO HIV ignorance among youth.

POZ Magazine

Wonder Women

Choose your own adventure in HIV education!

POZ Magazine

Get Real: Focus on Female HIV Prevention

In its latest yearly report, Research & Reality, AVAC focuses on prevention for women.

Voices

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Tables Turned

An edited excerpt from Shaan Michael Wade's blog post “Tables Turned: HIV and the Other Side of Stigma” on his friend disclosing h...

Care and Treatment

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HIV, Not ARVs, Linked to Hardened Arteries

Researchers have found that, among nonsmokers, HIV itself is linked to a person's elevated risk of atherosclerosis, a precursor to heart attac...

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Early Treatment Is Likely Heart Healthy

Two studies show that maintaining a high CD4 count may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and death among people with HIV. 

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New Care Guidelines: Focus Beyond HIV

Preventative care, including screening for high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis, should move toward center stage, according to the HIVM...

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Vaginal Ring Prevents HIV and Pregnancy

The future of both HIV and pregnancy prevention among women may be in an intravaginal ring that appears to boast three months of staying power...

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A Ballooning Reservoir

The viral reservoir that is the main reason why attempts to cure HIV with ARVs fall flat, may be 60 times larger than scientists once conceive...

Research Notes

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Prevention: Breast Milk Protein May Protect Babies

Scientists have identified a protein in breast milk that may be a key reason why most HIV-positive mothers don't transmit the virus to their b...

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Treatment: Long-Acting ARVs for Low Adherers

The current crop of long-acting antiretrovirals (ARVs) in development could increase the life spans of people with HIV.

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Cure: Baby in Remission 18 Months Off ARVs

The famed baby born to an HIV-positive mother in Mississippi, who appeared to be functionally cured of the virus remains in remission.

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Concerns: Tests Miss Milder Mental Impairment

The current screening tools used to detect neurocognitive impairment among people with HIV often let milder cases fall through the cracks.

POZ Heroes

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Beyond the Boundary

Jessica Whitbread started pushing back against HIV stigma by creating an underwear dance party where people are encouraged to explore safer se...

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