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Treatment: HIV Still Found in Semen of Some Fully Suppressed MenDespite 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?

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?

Help Honor Ryan White’s Legacy: Takes One Minute

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.

Social Media Heroes: The Stigma Project

CEO Chris Richey is working hard to tailor HIV outreach and education for the next at-risk generation. ASO’s: take note.

Apr 7
Navigating Medical Marijuana in the MainstreamSteph Sherer, the executive director of Americans for Safe Access sets the record straight for pot patients in her latest POZ Opinion piece:
"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."

Navigating Medical Marijuana in the Mainstream

Steph Sherer, the executive director of Americans for Safe Access sets the record straight for pot patients in her latest POZ Opinion piece:

"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."
Apr 4
POZ Exclusive: Once Is Not EnoughLast 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."

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."

Apr 2
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.

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.

Apr 2
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Lets try to get some HIV/AIDS activism in this!

katiecouric:

Send Katie photos, videos or stories that illustrate your point of view.

Lets try to get some HIV/AIDS activism in this!

Apr 1
POZ Mag’s #195 April/May Issue is Out Now!
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 Mag’s #195 April/May Issue is Out Now!

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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1/2 of Americans Believe in at Least One Medical Conspiracy Theory…. Do You?