POZ October-November 2020

POZ October-November 2020

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

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Your Vote Matters

“The issue is AIDS. Where do the candidates stand on education, health care, discrimination? Your vote is a weapon. Use it. We are at war!”

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Speaking With a Collective Voice

In launching a new grassroots network, Latinx people living with HIV define their own agenda.

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Vote 2020

Estos son algunos consejos para hacer cumplir eficazmente su voto y participar en las elecciones de su comunidad este año.

Editor’s Letter

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Fight the Power

The results of the 2020 election will have many long-term consequences. There isn’t an issue that won’t be greatly affected, including HIV.


Lucas Rocha

Boys From Brazil

Young adult author Lucas Rocha weaves a universal tale of HIV, romance, friendship and fun!

POZ Planet

Participants in the “Act Now Against Meth” Zoom roundtable organized by The Wall Las Memorias Project

Meth and HIV Among Latino MSM

Virtual discussions in Texas and Los Angeles shed light on “the dark side of the rainbow.”

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD

Educate, Test and Navigate

A program to reduce HIV risk among Black and Latino youth

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An HIV Plan for America

Details of the federal initiative to end the epidemic

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Watch 2020/40 HIV Stories

Meet Latino activist Pedro Zamora and many others.

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Everyday — October/November 2020

These dates represent milestones in the HIV epidemic.


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For the Kids

Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, urges us to learn from HIV.

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From the Court

AIDS United explains the importance of three Supreme Court decisions, which the group views as two wins and a loss.


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Vote 2020

HIV/AIDS and human rights groups have taken to social media to remind us of the various ways we can cast our ballots safely.


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Dealing With Depression

Feeling sad or blue is common, but persistent depression can be treated.


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Ask POZ – October/November 2020

Ask POZ is an ongoing section on dedicated to answering general wellness questions.

Care And Treatment

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Rukobia OK’d for Resistant HIV

The novel attachment inhibitor led to viral suppression in 60% of people with extensive prior treatment.

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Biktarvy Is Safe for Seniors

Pooled results from recent studies found a high rate of full viral suppression and no major safety concerns.

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Dovato Approved as Switch Regimen

The single-tablet regimen is now approved for previously treated people with an undetectable viral load.

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San Francisco’s Speedy Treatment Initiation

The city launched a program to start people on treatment within six days of diagnosis in 2015.

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Adherence to HIV Meds in U.S. Is Poor

A recent analysis suggested that only one in four people on antiretroviral treatment take 95% or more of their doses.

Research Notes

Long-tailed macaque is primate of the species Macaca fascicularis, native to Southeast Asia.

Prevention: mRNA HIV Vaccine

New mRNA vaccine approach protects monkeys from HIV-like virus.

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Treatment: Weight Gain

More studies link dolutegravir and other drugs to weight gain among people with HIV.

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Cure: Gene Therapy

An experimental approach to protect HIV-fighting T cells has been cleared for its first human trial.

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Concerns: COVID Consequences

Disruptions in prevention and treatment services due to the pandemic could cause a substantial increase in deaths in poorer nations.


Translatina Proud

Cristina Herrera provides support for the Latinx transgender community.

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