POZ January-February 2016

POZ January-February 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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Black Lives Matter

Finding common cause fighting violence and HIV

You Can’t Hurry Love: Navigating Sex and Disclosure While Living With HIV

Navigating sex and disclosure while living with HIV

From the Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Don’t Get Me Wrong

Black Lives Matter activists are now finding common cause in fighting violence and related issues like HIV.



Positive Policy

Greg Millett and Kali Lindsey on the 2016 public policy priorities for amfAR and the fight against HIV/AIDS

POZ Planet

The Art of Speaking Out

Charles Stephens, founder and executive director of Counter Narrative Project, on amplifying the voices of black gay men and how HIV fits.

Stars & Stripes

Tanner White launched an organization called A Positive Tomorrow to educate about the virus and fight stigma.

HIV Headliners

Actor Charlie Sheen acknowledged in a November Today interview that he is living with the virus.

Chloe Dzubilo’s Body of Work

Transgender artist, HIV activist and POZ cover model Chloe Dzubilo died in 2011, five days after an art show she co-curated called closed.

Greed Is Not Good

Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of an AIDS-related medicine from $13.50 to $750 for a single pill.

The 2010 documentary Florent: Queen of the Meatmarket

If You’ve Got It, Florent It!

Actor Alan Cumming is slated to play real-life restaurateur Florent Morellet in a Showtime comedy series set in 1980s New York.

Toast of the Town

Celebrating the POZ 100 long-term survivors


True Love

Joe Burke lives with HIV, hepatitis C and hemophilia. In a POZ blog post, he offers five rules for finding that special someone.

POZ Survey Says

Stressed Out

Most people experience stress from time to time. Not all stress is bad, but it’s important to recognize when it is affecting your health.

Research Notes

Prevention: Power of TasP

A researcher found that the concept of treatment as prevention appeared to have an affirming effect on the couples’ relationships. 

Treatment: Potent Antibody

Researchers have found a so-called broadly neutralizing antibody that can recognize a key, shape-shifting portion of HIV

Cure: Revamp Research?

Two prominent HIV researchers, including HIV co-discoverer Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, call for revising the way cure research is conducted.

Concerns: Quality of Life

People who have their virus under control with treatment still report a reduced quality of life compared with those who don’t have HIV.

Care and Treatment

Experience Counts for HIV

A new study suggests that experience counts for a lot where HIV care is concerned.

WHO Calls For Broader ARVs

The World Health Organization has recommended that all people living with HIV worldwide should receive antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. 

HIV Prevalence Is Steady; Treatment Rate Is Low

A new snapshot of the U.S. HIV epidemic has found that the treatment rates are troublingly low among those living with the virus. 

Sexually Transmitted Hep C Rises in HIV-Positive Gay Men

There is an emerging epidemic of sexually transmitted hepatitis C virus among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.

Cancer Concerns

A large study has found higher rates of numerous cancers among people living with HIV, compared with the HIV-negative population. 

POZ Heroes

POZ Heroes

Learning to Love Herself

Twenty-two years ago, Rae Lewis-Thornton debuted as a face of AIDS in black America on the cover of Essence magazine.


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