2013 Gifts That Give
Need some holiday shopping ideas? Then check out this list of suggestions from the POZ staff! These gifts spread holiday cheer while giving back to groups that raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS.
PEPFAR Turns 10: Success at a Crossroads
As history’s largest international response to a disease hits a major milestone, there is cause both for celebration of great successes and for reflection on the challenges ahead.
Unprotected Sex on the Rise Among Gay Men
Between 2005 and 2011, the rate of men who have sex with men (MSM) who reported having unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in the past year increased by 20 percent. Yup. That’s even though more than 1/3 of those MSMs said that they had not been tested for HIV in the last year.
World AIDS Day, December 1st
World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics.
Screenshots from Interactive World AIDS Day 2013 Infographic by CNN
Source: UK’s National AIDS Trust, WHO, UNAIDS, amfAR, CDC
EDITORIAL: BRYONY JONES
GRAPHIC: CNNI DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
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28 Reasons for 28 Years
In his POZ Stories entry, long-time warrior William Brochinsky lists 28 reasons why he’s survived with HIV since 1985.
The Gay HIV Epidemic Is Increasing in All Nations
The upward trajectory of HIV infection trends among gay men worldwide points to a dire future for that demographic, even as overall HIV incidence rates in the general population have been steadily dropping. Click here for more information.
Today is World AIDS Day 2013. Get tested, get educated and get involved with ending today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic in your community.
Is HIV Stigma Getting Better or Worse?
To the surprise of researchers in this new study, people living with HIV who are younger than 50 suffer from greater levels of stress and isolation than the older generation. Apparently older folks tend to get on better through social networks developed through the years, while younger folks say the blame game is often at play in their communities. Thoughts?
Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men with Our AIDS Tragedy
In his latest blog, Mark S. King writes:
"Lesley was my closest friend to become sick in the 1980′s, and he fought bravely until his death from AIDS…I often write about him, the first of many friends lost to the epidemic.
But there’s something I will not do. I will not dig up Lesley’s body and beat young gay men with his corpse. Lesley didn’t perish so I could use him as a scare tactic. He wasn’t a cautionary tale. He wasn’t a martyr. He was a man with the same passions and faults as anyone else, and I won’t use his death as a blunt instrument.”