POZ October-November 2015

POZ October-November 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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Heather Arculeo

Mission Critical

Fighting to live and serve with HIV in the U.S. military

The Cure For HIV Is Not Around the Corner

Cutting through the hype and hyperbole.

From the Editor

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Letters-October/November 2015

Casey Halter investigated the AIDS crisis in America’s Deep South and what HIV-positive advocates are doing in the region to help others


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Style Guide

Mondo Guerra shares how his life has changed since disclosing he has HIV on Project Runway in 2010.

POZ Planet

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Blood Works

For these three projects, the personal is political—and empowering.

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Having Their Day in Court

Mom faced custody battle because her partner has HIV.

How to Get Results in South Carolina

In July 1994, Bambi Gaddist launched what became the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council (SCHAC) in the back of her Columbia home. 

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy Update

In the words of President Obama, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy “focuses on making sure that every American, no matter who you are..."

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids

Book on the ABCs of LGBT History Includes HIV/AIDS

Jerome Pohlen’s book doesn’t push the AIDS epidemic to the back of the LGBT class.


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Trauma and HIV

An edited excerpt of an opinion piece titled “Trauma and HIV.” 

Care and Treatment

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12-Year Remission in French Teen

An 18-year-old French woman has been in a state of what researchers call viral remission for the 12 years since she stopped antiretroviral (AR...

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Undetectable Transmission Very Unlikely

No one with a fully suppressed viral load infected his or her long-term HIV-negative partner with HIV during a 10-year study examining how ant...

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Gays Adhere to PrEP in the Real World

An American study looking at the real-world use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), found that men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender...

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Non-Daily PrEP

People tend to follow the standard daily-dosing regimen for PrEP better than intermittent dosing schedules.

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Heterosexuals Adhere to PrEP in Botswana

Heterosexual participants in a daily PrEP study in Botswana apparently adhered at very high rates, and there were no new HIV infections among...

Research Notes

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Prevention: Smart Investments

Investing in community-based HIV prevention programs translates not only to reduced risk-taking and avoided infections among high-risk populat...

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Treatment: Two-Drug Regimen

ViiV Healthcare is beginning Phase III trials of the integrase inhibitor Tivicay and the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor Eduran...

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Cure: Keep Cells Dormant

A natural compound has been found to significantly reduce how often immune cells latently infected with HIV start replicating again.

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Concerns: Survival Rates

The rate of those living for at least five years past an AIDS diagnosis improved dramatically during the post-1996 modern era of HIV treatment...

SeroZero by GMHC

Marriage Equality and HIV: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

SCOTUS ruled marriage equality is a constitutional right for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

My Best Sex-Ed Teacher Was a Playboy Playmate

I was already a sexually active teenager by the time I began the sexual education class offered by my high school in suburban Colorado.

Empowering People Living with HIV and AIDS through Employment

I was diagnosed with HIV in 1999 and I thought I’d never be able to work again. However, the advent of ART in 1996 made it...

Spotlight Stories

Hi! My name is Li’l Man Old Navy a.k.a. Li’l Man Khan. I’ve been in the Kiki scene for three years now.

POZ Survey Says

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Holy Smoke

Smoking cigarettes is a bad habit for anyone, but it’s especially harmful to people living with HIV.

POZ Heroes

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Keeping the Commitment

Agosto, now 50 years old, is director of treatment education, adherence and mobilization at the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC).


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