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!

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.

RIP Jaci Adams, Philadelphia HIV/AIDS Advocate
“Miss Jaci,” lived with her family in Philadelphia as a child. Adams dealt with abuse as a child, followed by drug abuse, sex work and prison as an adult. She earned her GED in prison, which started her on a path to activism. In 2013, she was named to the POZ 100 list of unsung heroes.

RIP Jaci Adams, Philadelphia HIV/AIDS Advocate

“Miss Jaci,” lived with her family in Philadelphia as a child. Adams dealt with abuse as a child, followed by drug abuse, sex work and prison as an adult. She earned her GED in prison, which started her on a path to activism. In 2013, she was named to the POZ 100 list of unsung heroes.

The 2013 POZ 100: Celebrating Unsung HeroesThis year’s 4th annual POZ 100 celebrates HIV-positive heroes who are taking a brave stand against the virus, from bloggers and activists to doctors and educators. We hope they inspire you just as much as they’ve inspired us to keep fighting back against HIV.& Click here to check out our massive December issue, out online today!

The 2013 POZ 100: Celebrating Unsung Heroes

This year’s 4th annual POZ 100 celebrates HIV-positive heroes who are taking a brave stand against the virus, from bloggers and activists to doctors and educators. We hope they inspire you just as much as they’ve inspired us to keep fighting back against HIV.

& Click here to check out our massive December issue, out online today!

The POZ 100-The Soldiers
All wars—hot, cold and metaphorical—are won or lost on the front lines. The fight against HIV/AIDS is no different. Without the science—a cure, a vaccine and other biomedical prevention—the battle cannot be won. However, the science is only half the battle.   We’ll need leadership to get funding to implement those tools. We’ll also need legions of fighters to defend the dignity of people living with the virus, which includes a world without stigma and discrimination.
Read about the 23 advocates, politicians and celebrities who fit the bill: http://www.poz.com/articles/POZ_100_Soldiers_2746_23148.shtml

The POZ 100-The Soldiers

All wars—hot, cold and metaphorical—are won or lost on the front lines. The fight against HIV/AIDS is no different. Without the science—a cure, a vaccine and other biomedical prevention—the battle cannot be won. However, the science is only half the battle.
 
We’ll need leadership to get funding to implement those tools. We’ll also need legions of fighters to defend the dignity of people living with the virus, which includes a world without stigma and discrimination.

Read about the 23 advocates, politicians and celebrities who fit the bill: http://www.poz.com/articles/POZ_100_Soldiers_2746_23148.shtml

The POZ 100-Accelerating the End of AIDS
The 2012 POZ 100 recognizes people who have made a significant contribution to speeding up the end of AIDS. We round up the Seekers and Hunters, those scientists who make the groundbreaking discoveries that inch us closer to a cure. We also include the Defenders, those researchers who explore ways to prevent others from getting HIV (think: vaccines and pre-exposure prophylaxis). And we salute the Soldiers, those advocates, politicians and celebrities on the front lines in the fight to end AIDS.
Meet the 2012 POZ 100 : http://www.poz.com/articles/POZ_100_Intro_2746_23144.shtml

The POZ 100-Accelerating the End of AIDS

The 2012 POZ 100 recognizes people who have made a significant contribution to speeding up the end of AIDS. We round up the Seekers and Hunters, those scientists who make the groundbreaking discoveries that inch us closer to a cure. We also include the Defenders, those researchers who explore ways to prevent others from getting HIV (think: vaccines and pre-exposure prophylaxis). And we salute the Soldiers, those advocates, politicians and celebrities on the front lines in the fight to end AIDS.

Meet the 2012 POZ 100 : http://www.poz.com/articles/POZ_100_Intro_2746_23144.shtml

The POZ 100: Some of the bravest, most dogged and downright effective AIDS fighters we know

This past year was a banner one for waging war on AIDS in America. President Obama staffed up the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), reopened the Office of National AIDS Policy and invited several hundred people (many of them living with HIV) to the White House to celebrate the launch of a National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Needle exchange was approved—as was the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the health care reform bill that will insure many who have HIV, albeit not until 2014). And the travel ban for HIV-positive people entering the United States was lifted. It was announced that, for the first time since 1990, the International AIDS Conference will again be held in America, this time in Washington, DC, in 2012.

In short, the POZ 100 is a powerful, influential, inspirational corps of warriors well-positioned to help shepherd in the end of the AIDS pandemic. Those on this list are leading the charge to abolish the stigma, discrimination and criminalization of HIV that keep people from getting tested, getting support—and connecting to lifesaving care. To banish HIV for good, we will need the help of many others already involved in or willing to join the fight.

We hope you will also celebrate the people on the POZ 100 and their good work. Support them. Write about them. Give them your ideas. Listen to them. Offer to work beside or for them. And, of course, applaud them. As we do now. Bravo to the 100 of you who tirelessly help those living with HIV/AIDS and who work to ensure others don’t contract the virus.

Click here to meet the POZ 100.