POZ March 2015

POZ March 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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Two of a Kind

Octavia Lewis and Shawn Lopez show us that love can conquer all.

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ELISA Turns 30

Better HIV testing becomes ever more crucial as prevention efforts increase.

Up in Smoke?

The future of medical marijuana for HIV/AIDS looks hazy.

From the Editor

More Than a Woman

Regardless of gender or orientation, we all share in the hope of ending the epidemic and finding better ways to live with HIV.


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Letters-March 2015

In his blog post, long-term survivor Bruce Ward writes about how his gym membership has been the one consistency through 30 years of...


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Sisterhood in Action

The chair of Positive Women’s Network USA reflects on self-empowerment for all women with HIV/AIDS.

POZ Planet

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This Time, It’s Personal

Hannelore Williams explores today’s pandemic in her docu-series Dirty 30. 

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You Can Pick Up What at a Bathhouse?!

A vending machine at the Flex Spas gay bathhouse in Los Angeles offers free at-home oral HIV testing kits.

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Phoenix Rising

This year, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS in Phoenix marks a major milestone: a quarter-century of service. But it has many other reasons to ce...

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Good Clean Fundraiser

HIV activist Jack Mackenroth decided to launch the Shower Selfie fundraising campaign.

’Tis Always the Season to Help

Video of a homophobic sermon by Arizona pastor Steven Anderson went viral right before World AIDS Day. 


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Quiet at Times

In this edited excerpt of a blog post titled “HIV/AIDS Is Quiet at Times in Native Communities,” Theodore Kerr of Visual AIDS interviews Demia...

Care and Treatment

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CDC Takes on

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken its 32-page 2003 guidelines on HIV prevention strategies for people living with...

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Some Oral Birth Control Is Safe With ARVs

Current WHO and CCDC  guidelines caution HIV-positive women taking antiretrovirals not to use oral contraceptives if other birth control...

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PrEP On Demand Shows Promise

A study of “on demand” PrEP abruptly canceled its placebo arm when the protocol showed high efficacy in preventing HIV. 

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PrEP Use Rises Among Men

New data indicates that the use of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is on the upswing in the United States...

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High Efficacy for PrEP

A British pilot study of PrEP among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) and among transgender women showed high efficacy for Truvada.

Research Notes

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Prevention: A Multipurpose Vaginal Ring

A vaginal ring has shown promise in protecting against HIV, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) and pregnancy in a primate study. 

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Treatment: New Potential Treatment Target

Researchers have identified a new potential treatment target: Ssu72, a human protein that spurs dormant HIV-infected cells into an actively re...

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Cure: High Hep C Cure Rates

In a recent trial, Gilead Sciences’ newly approved Harvoni cured hepatitis C virus (HCV) in nearly all people who were coinfected with HIV and...

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Concerns: U.S. “Treatment Cascade” Stats

Compared with various other high-income Western nations, the United States fares remarkably poorly in getting people with HIV diagnosed, into...

POZ Survey Says

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The Big Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to our overall health and well-being. 

POZ Heroes

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Outspoken for Others

Gina Brown brings the voices of Southern African-American women living with HIV/AIDS to top U.S. policymakers. 


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