Treatment: HIV Still Found in Semen of Some Fully Suppressed Men
Despite an undetectable viral load, HIV may be intermittently present in men’s semen, with fluctuations occurring in the course of only an hour. Was the PARTNER study wrong? Is transmission still possible?
Sign this petition to ensure the government doesn’t slash the CARE Act. Why? Watch Shawn Decker’s video to see how important the law really is.
"The facts about medical cannabis are frequently counterintuitive. On the medical side, cannabis stimulates appetite, but those who use it are on average thinner and have less of a chance of getting diabetes… because it helps regulate insulin. The smoke contains tars similar to tobacco, but there is no link to lung cancer among even the heaviest users… because it has a protective effect. States with medical cannabis laws have seen teen marijuana use drop since the laws were enacted and have fewer fatal traffic accidents. Just last week, a study by UT showed the rate of assault and property crimes doesn’t increase when states pass medical cannabis laws; it drops."
POZ Exclusive: Once Is Not Enough
Last year, former professional basketball player and college coach Tamika Williams traveled the world to talk with women and girls about HIV awareness. This year, she simply had to do it again.
"The face of the disease looks like us. I’ve met woman after woman, and girl after girl who had only been with their first partner—the person they lost their virginity to—and contracted HIV. It doesn’t matter how uncomfortable you are, or where you are. You have to able to have confidence enough to protect yourself."
New data from a nationwide survey shows South Africa now ranks first worldwide in HIV incidence. There are nearly 6.4 million South Africans living with HIV today and prevalence rates are going up, not down.
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Spotlighting the state of sex ed and calculating your true HIV risk (by the act). Plus, the military HIV milestone, touching strangers, international antigay laws and, of course, condomless sex. Check it out!
POZ Newsfeed: Global Fund Seeks to Reach 3M People Living With TB
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV positive people in developing nations. Three million of the 9 million people worldwide who get sick with TB do not get the care they need. And 75% of these untreated cases exist in only 12 countries.
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