POZ March 2022

POZ March 2022

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

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Peter Staley

Searching for ACTUP

This excerpt from Peter Staley’s memoir, “Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism,” takes place as aids activism blossoms.

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What Makes an Activist?

Claim your place at our community table.

Advocacy Poster

Putting People First

We can better support those living with—and at risk of contracting—HIV by choosing our words carefully.

Editor’s Letter

illustration protest signs

Carry On

There are many ways to be of service through HIV advocacy.


illutration finger and flow diagram

What’s an Endpoint?

Understand what matters most about clinical trial endpoints for both advocates and researchers.

POZ Planet

AIDS ward vigil at LAC+USC Medical Center, 1989

Memory = History = Knowledge = Power

ACT UP Los Angeles members launch an oral history project. [SLIDESHOW]

Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger

ACT UP 101

Want to learn more about historic AIDS activist group ACT UP? You’re in luck. This primer will educate, inspire and even entertain!

Venton  Jones

Putting HIV on the Ballot

“Growing up a Black, gay, HIV-positive man, I never thought I would be able to serve my community in this capacity,” says Venton Jones.

Southern Black Policy & Advocacy Network

SBPAN Mobilizes the South

The nonprofit has “worked diligently to train and mobilize a new generation of public health leaders.”

Illustration of the White House

What’s New in the Updated U.S. HIV/AIDS Strategy?

On World AIDS Day, December 1, the White House released the latest National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Bob Hattoy

Everyday – March 2022

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


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POZ Awards 2021

The Sixth Annual POZ Awards spotlighted HIV/AIDS in media and culture.

theater with rows of empty seats

Remembering Terrence

Tom Kirdahy, the late playwright’s spouse, honors him in a speech given on World AIDS Day.


San Francisco AIDS Foundation organizes a Santa Skivvies Run (skivvies not pictured), a combination fun run and walk to raise money for health justice and lifesaving services. I

Count on ASOs

AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and HIV/AIDS advocates persevere—despite the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Treatment Adherence

Taking your medications as prescribed helps you get the most from HIV treatment.

Care and Treatment

frown face with stethoscope

Stigma and Missed Meds Go Hand in Hand

Stigmatizing comments and experiences may be partly to blame for lower adherence.

red ribbon with globe

Most Adults Worldwide Achieve Viral Suppression

But sustained viral suppression over time remains a challenge.

mulit colored pills spilled out of white bottle

Aging With HIV and Other Chronic Conditions

Mental health conditions and heart disease are driving rising rates of polypharmacy and multimorbidity among people living with HIV.

doctor in white coat drawing a red heart on glass

People Living With HIV Are at Risk for Heart Disease

Studies suggest that screening people living with HIV for heart disease may improve longevity.

Research Notes

needle going into a vial

Prevention: Apretude Approved

The Food and Drug Administration approved Apretude as the first long-acting injectable option for pre-exposure prophylaxis.

stop sign

Treatment: Islatravir on Hold

Islatravir, a long-acting antiretroviral, has hit a snag after clinical trial participants experienced falling white blood cell counts.

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Cure: Cure Strategy

The International AIDS Society has launched a new global research strategy for working toward a broadly applicable cure for HIV.

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Concerns: HIV-Positive and Deaf

Impaired ability to communicate can impact care and quality of life for deaf people aging with HIV


Ask POZ – March 2022

How much alcohol can I safely drink?


Kalee Garland

Stigma Warrior

Kalee Garland is on a mission to end HIV-related stigma.

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