POZ March 2023

POZ March 2023

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Tami Haught (left) and Kamaria Laffrey

Evolving the HIV Decriminalization Movement

The Sero Project has been mobilizing advocates across the country to fight HIV criminalization laws for 10 years—and it’s not done yet.

Increasing PrEP Uptake in the South

AIDS Alabama South promotes pre-exposure prophylaxis among women.

hand cuffs

HIV Criminalization

Use this poster to help spread the word about HIV criminalization and advocate for change.

Editor’s Letter

Gavel illustration

Is It a Crime?

HIV criminalization laws must be abolished.


HIV and Coronavirus

Still Much To Do

AVAC looks ahead with Anthony Fauci, MD, to what’s next in the fight against HIV and COVID-19.

POZ Planet

Bounce to Zero

“Bounce to Zero” to End HIV

A New Orleans campaign aims to reduce new cases.

Clockwise from top right: Reggie Rich, Dustin Ross, Kenni Javon, Maria Van Cartier, Henry Philyaw, Antonio “Forever Mistah,” Obio Jones and  Kvng David

Mobilizing Black Gay Men to Fight Mpox

The #FactsAndVax campaign enlists Black influencers.

Ads for HIV Meds Upset Viewers

The commercials aired on the Great American Family Channel.

LOVE sculpture and PrEP Pill

“Keep on Loving” to Prevent HIV

Philadelphia launches a free virtual PrEP program.

Lashanda Salinas

My World Stopped

Lashanda Salinas wants to reform HIV criminalization laws.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Everyday – March 2023

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


POZ Awards 2022

The POZ editors compiled the winners, as voted on by readers, of the 7th Annual POZ Awards.

Cleve Jones (right) accepts a lifetime award from former San Francisco  Mayor Art Agnos.

Congrats Cleve

Cleve Jones, Activist and Founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, Honored with Lifetime of Commitment Award on World AIDS Day.


Screen printing workshop led by the  SF Poster Syndicate at San Francisco’s Strut clinic.

World AIDS Day 2022

World AIDS Day represents an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues many of those living with the virus face.


doctor handing bottle of pills to patient

Switching HIV Treatment

Most people can find a well-tolerated regimen that maintains viral suppression.

Nutrition & Fitness

Salmon With Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Salmon with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This easy recipe includes nutrient-rich broccoli rabe.

Get Ready to Get Fit

Your gym workout should be tough, but fitting it into your morning routine can be easy.

Care & Treatment

blue stethoscope

New HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines

The guidelines recommend starting treatment as soon as possible after an HIV diagnosis, since early treatment leads to better outcomes.

scale and tape measure on tile floor

Studies Shed More Light on Weight Gain

In recent years, there’s been growing concern about weight gain after starting or switching antiretrovirals.

Nurse giving vaccine to patient

COVID Vaccine Response in People With HIV

Overall, people with and without HIV had low and comparable rates of severe breakthrough illness.

How Did COVID Affect HIV Care?

While HIV testing and PrEP prescriptions were disrupted, the provision of HIV treatment remained strong.

Research Notes

Antibody - Human Cell

Prevention: bnAb HIV Vaccine

The virus mutates rapidly, making it difficult to develop a broadly effective vaccine.

Hourglass with pink sand

Treatment: Sunlenca Approved

After 52 weeks, 83% had an undetectable viral load.

CRISPR dna gene editing scissors

Cure: CRISPR Cuts

The first par-ticipant was treated last July, and the therapy has been well tolerated so far.

illutration of lungs on womans body

Concerns: Lung Cancer

People living with HIV are more likely to smoke than those who are HIV-negative.


Krista Martel

Sisterhood for All

She joined The Well Project in 2009 and was named executive director in 2013.

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