Nothing Without Us

Twenty years, two continents, three generations of women and an entire untold history. That’s the premise of Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS, a new documentary in the making that’s about the female perspective of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Harriet Hirshorn, director and co-producer of the film and Rolake Odetoyinbo—a Nigerian treatment access and women’s rights activist, as well as one of four main voices in the film—give POZ magazine an in-depth look at their project.

Julie Lewis is the mother of Ryan Lewis, half of the Grammy Award–winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. She also is a 30-year survivor of HIV. In 1984, she contracted the virus from a blood transfusion that she needed during the delivery of Teresa, her first daughter. In POZ magazine’s exclusive interview with her, Julie gives us insights about the 30/30 project she started with her family, which aims to build 30 health centers around the world that will operate for at least 30 years for those who need it most.
The project already has raised more than $150,000 to build centers in Malawi and Kenya and focuses in on providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment, tuberculosis and malaria screening as well as comprehensive health care.

Julie Lewis is the mother of Ryan Lewis, half of the Grammy Award–winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. She also is a 30-year survivor of HIV. In 1984, she contracted the virus from a blood transfusion that she needed during the delivery of Teresa, her first daughter.

In POZ magazine’s exclusive interview with her, Julie gives us insights about the 30/30 project she started with her family, which aims to build 30 health centers around the world that will operate for at least 30 years for those who need it most.

The project already has raised more than $150,000 to build centers in Malawi and Kenya and focuses in on providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment, tuberculosis and malaria screening as well as comprehensive health care.

Young Bangkok Gay Men Are Acquiring HIV at a Breakneck PaceThe Bangkok MSM Cohort Study has found that HIV rates in this group are a whopping 9% a year among those not using condoms consistently and 2% a year among those who report using condoms all the time.
Those who said they had anal sex without a condom ended up having a 46% likelihood of becoming HIV-positive within a year.

Young Bangkok Gay Men Are Acquiring HIV at a Breakneck Pace

The Bangkok MSM Cohort Study has found that HIV rates in this group are a whopping 9% a year among those not using condoms consistently and 2% a year among those who report using condoms all the time.

Those who said they had anal sex without a condom ended up having a 46% likelihood of becoming HIV-positive within a year.

Military High Court to Hear HIV-Positive Kansas Airman’s AppealDavid Gutierrez, an airman from McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas was accused of having unprotected sex with multiple partners without telling them he has HIV. A court martial convicted him on seven counts of aggravated assault. Gutierrez also was convicted of indecent acts for having sex in front of others and eight counts of adultery.

Military High Court to Hear HIV-Positive Kansas Airman’s Appeal

David Gutierrez, an airman from McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas was accused of having unprotected sex with multiple partners without telling them he has HIV. A court martial convicted him on seven counts of aggravated assault. Gutierrez also was convicted of indecent acts for having sex in front of others and eight counts of adultery.