POZ September 2014

POZ September 2014

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

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Health Care is a Human Right

The 30/30 Project seeks to bring affordable access to those most in need.

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Midlife Virus

Older people newly diagnosed with HIV can stay resilient.

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Nothing Without Us

A new documentary explores the role of women in the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

From the Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Time After Time

Every birthday is a chance for me to give thanks to the universe for still being alive.


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Letters-September 2014

Media MattersIn the article “The Trouble With AIDS in Mainstream Media” (June 2, 2014),


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Strategic Planning

People with HIV/AIDS have a new yet experienced ally at the New York City Human Resources Administration.

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Disco Realness

A new musical channels the life of dance legend Sylvester.

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One Fabulous Life (A Brief Bio)

born Sylvester James Jr. in 1947 in Watts, Los Angelessang in gospel choirsjoined San Francisco psyc

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One Virus, Two Memoirs, Endless Insights

Young-adult books thrive on fast-paced narratives and crisp, clear writing. Paige Rawl's riveting memoir, Positive, delivers the goods and muc...

Three Wins in Iowa Against HIV Criminalization

More than 170 people representing 27 states attended the nation's first HIV Is Not a Crime conference, held this summer in Grinnell, Iowa.

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BOOM!ing in the Bronx

Business isn't the only thing expanding after two HIV and harm reduction services join forces.

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CDC Starts Talking With Gay Men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for two-thirds of new HIV cases each year, despite comprising only 2 percent of the U.S. population.

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NYPD Changes Condom Policy

The New York City Police Department announced it would no longer confiscate condoms as evidence in cases involving prostitution.

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Hip-hop, Hoops & HIV

When Dakota Basinger got kicked out of a local basketball game because of his HIV, he made the news. That's only part of his story.

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POZ Stories: Kecia Johnson

Kecia Johnson clearly remembers the events leading up to her HIV diagnosis.


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Lost History

Cecilia Aldarondo excavates the forgotten past of her uncle, his long-lost partner and AIDS in the documentary Memories of a Penitent Heart.

Care and Treatment

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Coral Reefs Yield Anti-HIV Proteins

Researchers have uncovered a new class of proteins, found in coral reefs, that can block HIV from entering immune cells.

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CDC Gives Props to PrEP

By issuing new guidelines for the use of Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the Centers for Disease Control...

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Cobicistat Challenge to Norvir (Ritonavir)

A series of applications submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April have Gilead Sciences' cobicistat poised to possibly...

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The Lowdown on Low Vitamin D

There is an apparent link between low vitamin D levels and a raised risk of both HIV disease progression and virologic failure among people wh...

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Cooked Up Claims About Soy Sauce

Soy sauce has become the latest supermarket item to contain the answer to HIV, according to a savory smorgasbord of erroneous reporting in the...

Research Notes

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Prevention: Take the Fight to Hard-Hit Streets

In a new study examining how geographics affect the HIV epidemic, researchers created detailed maps of hard-hit minority neighborhoods in New...

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Treatment: More Reasons To Start Treatment Early

Starting HIV treatment before CD4 cells drop too low reduces the risk of AIDS and HIV-related illnesses, according to the same large study, ca...

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Cure: Transplant Drugs May Reduce HIV Reservoir

Immunosuppressant drugs used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs may combat the HIV reservoir, the presence of which thwarts attempts...

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Concerns: Virus in Semen of 'Undetectable' Men

Even when a man's blood viral load is undetectable, he may have intermittently detectable levels of HIV in his semen.

POZ Survey Says

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State of Mind

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly one in five American adults experienced a diagnosa...

POZ Heroes

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Let's Kick ASS

Tez Anderson, a 55-year-old San Franciscan living with HIV since at least 1983, has been an AIDS activist for decades, including rallying in A...


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