POZ March 2024

POZ March 2024

In every issue of POZ, you’ll find the latest health news, personal stories and much more.

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Live to Tell

Madonna continues to uplift the HIV community, as she has done since the early days of AIDS.

Naina Khanna

Centering the Voices of Women Living With HIV

Naina Khanna bids farewell to the Positive Women’s Network–USA.

HIV Advocacy Poster

10 Ways to be an HIV Advocate

There are many things you can do to help end HIV.

Editor’s Letter

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Take a Bow

Over the years, POZ has spotlighted several celebrities who’ve advocated for the HIV community.


Andrew Spieldenner at IAS 2022

Global Pushback

The head of MPact Global Action reacts to an uptick in anti-LGBTQ laws and actions around the world.

POZ Planet

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Vaginal Ring Approved in Africa

The HIV prevention method isn’t available in the United States.

African Mother and Child

Girls at Disproportionate Risk for HIV

But total HIV cases among girls have decreased.


Inside an HIV Research Van

Florida doctors combat rising HIV cases.

Donja R. Love

Playwrights With HIV Debut Works

Seven short plays were performed.

Nicole Burrell

Broward House’s New CEO Envisions Bright Future for Care

Broward House, an HIV service provider in Florida, welcomes Nicole Burrell as its new chief executive officer.

Glenn Close

Everyday – March 2024

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


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POZ Awards 2023

In an article titled “POZ Awards 2023: Winners,” the POZ editors compiled the winners, as voted on by readers, of the 8th Annual POZ Award...

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Women Survivors

A blog post from The Well Project explores the challenges of women living with HIV who acquired the virus early in life.


Anna Polodak (left) and Reed Northrup

2023: Highlights From the End of the Year

Check out the people and events that shaped 2023.

Nutrition & Fitness

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Olive Oil Banana Bread

For the best results, use very ripe bananas.

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Intensity Matters

If you are feeling the burn, you are doing it right.


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HIV and Pregnancy

Women living with HIV can have healthy HIV-free babies, but this takes planning.

Care & Treatment

syringe in vial vaccine

Last Large HIV Vaccine Trial Halted

PrEPVacc was halted ahead of schedule in early December.

illustration man surrounded by covid

Are People Living With HIV at Greater Risk of Contracting Long COVID?

Scientists are exploring a wide variety of therapies to prevent and treat long COVID.

illustration down arrows statue of liberty and San Francisco Trolly

Are New HIV Cases Rising or Falling?

Whether cases are going up or down depends on where you look and what you’re measuring.

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U.K. Experts Recommend Statins for HIV-Positive People 40 and Older

As people with HIV live longer, cardiovascular disease has become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.

Research Notes

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Prevention: PEP-in-Pocket

PEP involves taking a monthlong course of antiretrovirals after HIV exposure.

Collage of Clocks and Calendars

Treatment: Long-Lasting Meds

Researchers developed an extended-release injectable formulation of the most widely prescribed antiretroviral regimen worldwide.

Holland Tulips and Windmill

Cure: 23-Year Remission

The man was diagnosed with acute HIV infection in 1998.

Doctor and Patient consultation Black doctor

Concerns: Women’s Health

The study highlights the need for HIV prevention and management of age-related health problems tailored according to sex.


Tatyana Lebed

A Work in Progress

When it comes to addressing the needs of women who use drugs, Tatyana Lebed draws on her own experience.

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