In every issue, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.
We collaborated with artist Spencer Tunick—famous for his installations of large groups of naked people—to create our anniversary cover.
Our year-by-year chronicle of the HIVers, boons and busts, memories and moments, celeb buzz and buzzwords that made this the AIDS decade.
POZ was born into a dark world for PWAs. AIDS deaths were peaking. The Concorde Study had just confirmed that AZT did nothing to slow HIV.
Bill Clinton occupied the White House—the first president to court AIDS activists and to boast a boatload of PWA-pleasing promises.
It seemed that after 15 years of sickness and death, there were finally drugs that worked.
It was called Lazarus Syndrome, and by 1997, many POZ readers were already too familiar with the phenomenon.
In the spring of 1998, black AIDS advocates invited themselves to the table.
By 1999, however, a genuine barebacking subculture, nurtured by the Internet, had established itself.
By 2000, such laments had become daily topics of conversation for HIVers, who debated the price they were paying for lab-number “health.”
For those HIVers fortunate enough to access and afford it, HAART grants life—but sometimes at the cost of livelihood.
in July 2002, crystal methamphetamine was beginning its second decade as the country’s fastest-growing illegal drug.
It should have been the year that we finally took measure of the scourge of global AIDS.
Because in a magazine about surviving HIV, eros and epidemic make fine bedfellows
Gays vs. Straights! Blacks vs. Whites! Politics vs. Science! Let’s replay 10 top AIDS tifts from a decade of life during wartime.
We pay homage to the 10 deceased HIVers who once lit up our cover-minus our own beloved Stephen Gendin
Now that you kow what happened to folks like Magic and Mary Fisher, see an update on these POZ cover subjects
The power of POZ is in our commitment to tell the truth about the epidemic, no matter how painful or costly.
We treasure most of our 1,169 reader letters, especially the ones that say, “Thank you for being there”— the highest praise possible.
The following pages of POZ Planet collect accomplishments of days gone by and heroes unnoticed.
Proof you needn’t snag an Oscar or Cabinet post to help fight the good fight
What a difference a decade makes. Or does it?
The rise and fall of political funerals
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times-and all too often, the best had a bad side
POZ asked five fearless and world-wise HIVers from around the country to help us celebrate our 10th
Heaven-bound or hell-bent? POZ judges the decade’s top-10 saints and sinners
Do you remember...?
POZ maps the decade’s hot and cold spots for HIVers.
The media’s 10 most-unwanted stories
For our 10th anniversary, we offer you a dance card of lists of 10 to make your life with HIV easier, healthier and a little more graceful.
10 POZ treatment stories that shook our world
Here’s to our “Lab Blab" four who are still going strong
10 Towns for HIVers
Researchers are targeting 10 steps in HIV’s M.O. to give us new treatments
10 stubborn obstacles to good treatment for all U.S. HIVers
By 2000, sfx, as we dubbed ’em, were causing many HIVers to divorce their combos.
For years Nurse Know-It-All (a.k.a. Greg Lugliani) kept POZ readers in the pink.
Nutritional supplements to boost your diet
Being out, loud and proud with HIV may be impossible for some, but more often, we’re afraid of fear itself.
Derek Thaczuk deals with a deck of dubious debuggers
Miracles happen, even during the plague.