POZ October-November 2023

POZ October-November 2023

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

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Queen Moxie Is Ready for Her Close-Up

The drag performer spotlights living with HIV today.

David Anzuelo

The Modern Art of HIV Disclosure

Actor and artist David Anzuelo kept his status a secret for over two decades.

Tabla de medicamentos para el VIH 2023

2023 Spanish HIV Drug Chart

Esta tabla de consulta rápida compara opciones de antirretrovirales (ARV) para el tratamiento del VIH.

Editor’s Letter


Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

There’s no time for worries when you take center stage.


Focusing on Advocacy

The CEO and cofounder of Housing Works shares his lessons learned and his vision for the future.

POZ Planet

R.I.P. Stephaun Elite Wallace

The late HIV epidemiologist founded the House of Marc Jacobs.

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD

Jeanne Marrazzo Named NIAID Director

She has helped develop biomedical interventions to prevent HIV.

Amida Care at 20

The health plan specializes in coverage for people living with HIV.

hand with phone and Oraquick: The Musical

Everyday – October/November 2023

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


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Still Unanswered

Advocate and long-term survivor George Kerr III pleads for more support for those aging with HIV. Below is an edited excerpt.

pharmacy shelves

Pharmacies Take Action

The following is an edited excerpt of a blog post written by the director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.


Vamsi Vasireddy, MD, DrPh, (second from left) received a prize for research in long-acting HIV prevention and treatment in Uganda.

IAS 2023

This year’s International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science was held over four days in Brisbane, Australia.

Research Notes

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Prevention: PrEP and Kids’ Bones

Researchers looked at data from an ongoing study of PrEP use during pregnancy in Kenya.


Treatment: Drug Resistance

A trial looked at outcomes among treatment-experienced people on suppressive antiretroviral therapy who switched to dolutegravir/lamivudine.

illustration of hiv virus

Cure: Ruxolitinib

The drug reduces the life span of cells harboring latent virus and blocks inflammation that allows the reservoir to persist.

woman getting a nasal swap covid test

Concerns: COVID-19

Researchers looked at the risk of death among 821,331 people hospitalized with COVID during different SARS-CoV-2 variant waves.

Nutrition & Fitness

Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

It’s a great source of protein!

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Don’t Skip Breakfast

Craig Ramsay, a fitness expert, an author and the winner of season 8 of The Amazing Race Canada, offers health tips.

Care & Treatment

WHO Reaffirms Treatment Is Prevention

People with a suppressed but detectable viral load (under 1,000) have “almost zero or negligible risk” of sexual transmission.

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Statin Cuts Heart Risk for People Living With HIV

Statins reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Antibodies, Immunoglobulin Ig proteins

Can bnAbs Help Kids Control HIV?

Broadly neutralizing antibodies may help bring about long-term remission.

view of downtown Geneva

A Different Kind of Stem Cell Cure

The man, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, received chemotherapy and radiation followed by a stem cell transplant in July 2018.


varicella-zoster virus


Vaccination is recommended for people 50 and older and all adults living with HIV.


Yolanda Diaz

A Life of Service

Yolanda Diaz has vowed to keep fighting the persistent stigma around HIV and AIDS.

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