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It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Joep Lange on Malaysia Airlines flight 017. Joep was an extraordinary clinician, scientist, and humanitarian who fought ceaselessly for the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS and to assure global access to antiretroviral therapy. Joep was a great friend of the ACTG—he chaired the review of the ACTG during a previous competitive renewal cycle and provided invaluable insights through formal and informal consultation that helped shape the current ACTG agenda. Many of us in the ACTG counted Joep and his partner, Jacqueline, as esteemed colleagues and cherished friends. The impact of their loss is immeasurable. We offer our deepest condolences to their families and colleagues, and we are committed to redouble our efforts to realizing the vision to which Joep had devoted his life.
Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, AIDS Clinical Trials Group Network Chair (via actgnetwork)

Celebrating Youth Power: Submit Your Nomination for the 2014 POZ 100 Today!

Every year, the POZ 100 recognizes people and organizations that are committed to ending the HIV epidemic, once and for all. This year, we’re looking for anyone under 30 (positive or negative) who are making a difference in the fight, in any way they can. Self-nominations accepted!

Amirah Sequeira: Want a Youth Movement to #EndAIDS? Invest in Organizing.

It’s not just putting up billboards about overcoming stigma or the need to get tested.

It’s not just funding support groups and community based HIV prevention programs.

It’s not just sponsoring a film tour so that young people can learn about the history of AIDS activism.

It’s organizers on campuses and in clinics with clipboards taking names.

It’s countless follow-up calls and emails, Facebook chats and twitter conversations.

It’s teaching young people the ins and outs of the policies that address the epidemic.

It’s skills building in birddogging and media relations and storytelling.

It’s teaching the large numbers of young people who care about global health that global health is political - and teaching the large communities of social justice activists that HIV is a social justice issue as well.

POZ Opinion: How Losing Our Gay, HIV-Positive Son to Suicide Turned Our Family Into Activists

"We learned in the worst way possible how important it is for parents and families to bring up the tough topics, the potentially embarrassing topics, and the personal topics. Our children need to know we are willing to talk and listen. We need to be telling our young people who are HIV-positive or living with AIDS: You matter, we love you, and we want a cure for you, but until that happens, we are here to support you." -Nancy Harrington

POZ is now seeking nominations for the 2014 POZ 100!


This year, we’re looking for HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals under 30. We want young, unsung heroes who are making a difference in the fight, however they can.


Deadline: August 8th! To apply/nominate, click here, email poz100@poz.com or call Cassidy @ 212-938-2052. If you make it, you’ll be featured in our December 2014 issue.

25 Years Ago: ACT UP’s AIDS Treatment Research Agenda

"When the Fifth International AIDS Conference closed in Montreal, AIDS activism changed forever. The white coats — the medical establishment that controlled our destinies — realized they could no longer ignore us. People living with HIV and their fellow advocates pushed their way into the conference (literally, during the opening ceremony), armed with a sophisticated analysis of the sorry state of AIDS treatment research.”

-Peter Staley