Oriol Gutierrez Named Editor-in-Chief of POZ

He becomes the first openly HIV-positive, gay Latino to helm the brand
Smart + Strong has named Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. to editor-in-chief of POZ magazine and POZ.com, the leading HIV/AIDS resources in the United States. He had been deputy editor since 2008. He succeeds Regan Hofmann, who after nearly seven years as editor-in-chief, has started a new career as a consultant focused on strategy, communications and change in the field of global health.

Oriol Gutierrez Named Editor-in-Chief of POZ

He becomes the first openly HIV-positive, gay Latino to helm the brand

Smart + Strong has named Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. to editor-in-chief of POZ magazine and POZ.com, the leading HIV/AIDS resources in the United States. He had been deputy editor since 2008. He succeeds Regan Hofmann, who after nearly seven years as editor-in-chief, has started a new career as a consultant focused on strategy, communications and change in the field of global health.

Regan HofmannI confess. I am totally addicted to the “Shit People Say” You Tube phenomenon. It started with “The Shit Girls Say” and went wildly viral from there.

In the video above, “AIDS” is part of the “Shit Nobody Says.” (Read to the bottom and see POZ’s own video…”The Shit People Say About AIDS.”)

That AIDS is something nobody talks about is a large reason why we can’t stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It’s not on the tips of our tongues nearly as much as it should be. Poking fun of it is one way to get the conversation started.

Good Will Hunting
My last blog, "Not Drinking the PrEP Kool-AIDS" elicited a lot of response. I’ve read your comments and followed conversations on list serves with great interest and enjoyed talking with many of you about how PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) might best be used to prevent new HIV infections and how its application should fit into the overall mix of tools we will wield to end AIDS.
Thank you for the depth, breadth and passion of your responses. Given the wide-range of your opinions, I hope we can continue the public dialogue to determine the optimal strategy for stopping the pandemic.
So much new scientific data have emerged in the last year—from the CAPRISA 004 results (a study of vaginal microbicides) to the findings of HPTN 052 (noting the impact of treatment as prevention in people with HIV) to the results of multiple PrEP studies (indicating that treatment can serve as prevention in people without the virus when used as a pre-exposure prophylaxis) to advancements in cure research. But the science is only half the battle. Click here for more.

Good Will Hunting

My last blog, "Not Drinking the PrEP Kool-AIDS" elicited a lot of response. I’ve read your comments and followed conversations on list serves with great interest and enjoyed talking with many of you about how PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) might best be used to prevent new HIV infections and how its application should fit into the overall mix of tools we will wield to end AIDS.

Thank you for the depth, breadth and passion of your responses. Given the wide-range of your opinions, I hope we can continue the public dialogue to determine the optimal strategy for stopping the pandemic.

So much new scientific data have emerged in the last year—from the CAPRISA 004 results (a study of vaginal microbicides) to the findings of HPTN 052 (noting the impact of treatment as prevention in people with HIV) to the results of multiple PrEP studies (indicating that treatment can serve as prevention in people without the virus when used as a pre-exposure prophylaxis) to advancements in cure research. But the science is only half the battle. Click here for more.