POZ October-November 2011

POZ October-November 2011

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

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Thirty years after people first started dying from a then-unknown virus, we face a thrilling tipping point in AIDS history.

From the Editor

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Retiring the Ribbon

The end of AIDS. Doesn’t that have a wonderful ring to it?


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Letters- October/November 2011

I was so thrilled to see my friend Dottie Rains on the cover of POZ. I have known her for many years—what a wonderful person and role model.


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High-Impact Prevention

Kevin Fenton explains a new approach to prevent HIV in the communities most at risk.

What You Need to Know

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Health Care Should Be a Human Right—for All

Two changes to health care (one actual and one proposed) could make it easier for Americans to access lifesaving tools when they’re needed.

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Too Few Pharma Companies in the Patent Pool

Earlier this year, Gilead Sciences became the first manufacturer of HIV meds to join the Medicines Patent Pool Foundation.

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Legislation Proposed to End Criminal HIV Laws

HIV-positive individuals are often presumed guilty and must prove themselves otherwise when it comes to laws that criminalize HIV, but that ma...

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AIDS Is Not an “Automatic Death Sentence”

The law has finally started to catch up with the science—in Canada, at least. 

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Geckos Don’t Cure AIDS

Officials in the Philippines are fighting a growing trend of using geckos (small lizards) to treat AIDS.

We Hear You

The PrEP Debate

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is the practice of people at risk for HIV taking daily doses of antiretroviral medication (ARVs) to...

What Matters to You

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Getting HIV Care Without Getting Deported

Treatment options and help are available for people with HIV—and without immigration papers.

Treatment News

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A Peek Into the Pipeline

A new entry inhibitor (EI) is in the works. 

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Savvy Survival Strategy

Researchers with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that just being in an HIV clinical trial can enhance your health.&...

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Going Norvir-Free?

To work most effectively, protease inhibitors (PIs) have long relied on a boost from Norvir (ritonavir). 

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Cure Watch

Recent advances in AIDS research have increased the hope of finding a functional, or therapeutic, cure for HIV.

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Listen Up

Hearing loss in people with HIV results from age, race and other risk factors, not the virus.

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Oh Baby!

At a U.N. summit this past June, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation announced its "Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV...

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Make Some Bones About It

A study by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that, while some HIV meds can play a role in the disproportionately high incidence of...

Comfort Zone

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Waiting to Inhale

Every day, all day, in and out. It’s so natural, you do it in your sleep. 

POZ Heroes

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Defying Gravity

Orbit Clanton, co-founder of Perceptions for People with Disabilities, was diagnosed with GRID in 1982. (Watch video.)


Hot topics

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