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POZ September 2016

POZ September 2016

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

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Features

Feel at Home: Finding solutions to housing older Americans living with HIV/AIDS

Finding solutions to housing older Americans living with HIV/AIDS

On the Safe Side: Can supervised injection facilities help reduce U.S. HIV rates?

Can supervised injection facilities help reduce U.S. HIV rates?

From the Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

As Time Goes By

The combination of aging with HIV has its own special challenges.

Feedback

Letters-September 2016

Feedback on becoming positive on PrEP, tackling fatigue and getting a master’s degree

POZ Q + A

Learning to Live: The Reunion Project supports long-term survivors

The Reunion Project gives long-term HIV/AIDS survivors an opportunity to share their stories of loss and survival.

POZ Planet

They Got the Beat!

Social media stars shine the spotlight on HIV.

Sole Mates

TOMS + the Keith Haring Foundation

Poz Stories: Tammy Bellish

She just finished her master’s degree in social work, and she’s ready to keep going.

Mapping HIV Risk

The CDC lists 220 counties where injection drug users are at high risk of HIV and hep C.

AHF’s Tenofovir Lawsuit

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation alleges Gilead could have developed the safer version of tenofovir earlier.

Kenneth Cole’s Newest AIDS Act

Fashion designer Kenneth Cole is now an international goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS.

An Olympic Record in Condoms

About 450,000 free condoms were supplied to athletes and staff at the Rio Olympics.

Voices

Exclusion at U.N.

HIV/AIDS activist Theodore Kerr details the unfortunate consequences for LGBT people, sex workers and drug users.

POZ Survey Says

Full Disclosure

Disclosing your HIV status can be a daunting task. Here are your responses to our disclosure survey.

Care and Treatment

HIV Prevalence Varies Widely Among Gay Men

The U.S. HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) hits the South especially hard.

HIV Ages Cells

This shift is associated with a 19 percent increased risk of death.

First Alzheimer’s Case in Someone With HIV

This man’s diagnosis could be an indicator of what is to come for an aging HIV population.

Simple Bone Loss Solution?

A single infusion of the osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid is associated with protection against bone loss

HIV Spreads Quickly After Infection

This apparently causes immediate immune reactions that effectively fuel its replication.

Research Notes

Prevention: Antibody Infusions

A future form of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may be an antibody infusion given every other month.

Treatment: Pill Pushing

People with HIV may feel pressure to go on treatment.

Cure: Gene Editing

Scientists have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing method to snip out a key fragment of HIV’s genetic code from the cells of live rodents.

Concerns: Cancer Care

People diagnosed with various cancers are less likely to receive treatment if they have HIV than if they are HIV negative.

Heroes

Working the Room

Brendle-Moss has built up an impressive advocacy résumé, working with organizations like The Well Project, AIDS Alliance and TAG.

SeroZero by GMHC

Promising Crossroads: Choosing Our Future

We are at a promising crossroads in terms of ending the epidemic, but in order to achieve that promise, we must have the courage to act now.

LGBT. Violence. HIV.

We know the threat of physical violence, even death, is a daily part of life for the LGBT community.

We Are All Long-Term Survivors

At GMHC, we are committed to taking care of our long-term survivors and have a long history of doing so.

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