Think of it as an AIDS-y version of Win Ben Stein’s Money…
1. You have to post your guess (between 400 and 700 t-cells) on my Poz blog Comments section
2. Relatives are allowed to guess! Bribes accepted!
3. Closest guess wins- if it’s a tie, the closest guess that DID NOT go over the actual count wins.
4. One vote/guess per person. Must have a valid email address.
5. Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014 12:01 am EST
Bill Clinton’s Real AIDS Legacy
Read this excerpt from Sean Strub’s Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, which documents how poorly Bill Clinton’s administration responded to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Strub asks POZ readers: “Why is it that in 2014 the question of a President’s record on AIDS is immediately conflated with his record on LGBT issues?”
POZ founder Sean Strub talks about his new memoir “Body Counts” with former POZ editor-in-chief Walter Armstrong at the Strand book store in New York City.
To read a book excerpt, click here.
Check out POZ’s January/February issue online today, featuring our founder Sean Strub and an excerpt from his new, highly anticipated memoir, "Body Counts" + the latest HIV/AIDS research notes, a Q & A with the executive director of PWN, & Stephanie Brown, our new POZ Hero.
Sean Strub: HIV Panic Again Trumps Justice, Education
A local PA newspaper reports that a 25-year-old woman from the central part of the stae was charged with sexual assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person — because she allegedly did not disclose her HIV status to a sexual partner. The article doesn’t note whether her sex partner acquired HIV, but did violate her privacy by printing her name and the town she lives, thereby outing her HIV status to her community. This type of irresponsible reportage leads to a conviction in the court of public opinion before the woman even goes to trial.
In his latest blog, POZ founder Sean Strub writes about the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act — Congress’ first direct action against HIV criminalization used in military courts. What’s more the legislation also acts to finally "repeal the offense of consensual sodomy" in the military, a huge win for LGBT troops as a whole.
Sean Strub: Ken Cole Needs a History Lesson
Taking the board chair of amfAR to task for his recent comments implying that there was not enough attention in the gay community to HIV until after he got involved in the movement.
"Criminalization is increasingly recognized as a significant obstacle to overcoming the HIV epidemic, particularly because it deters people from getting tested for HIV. If you don’t know you have HIV, you can’t be prosecuted on a criminalization charge."
Good New From Congress (No kidding, I mean it!)
Sean Strub: On why the latest amendment to the Defense Bill concerning positive members of the military is a milestone in the effort in combating HIV criminalization.
"What was particularly interesting about the amendment’s passage last night was that it was bi-partisan and, ultimately, not controversial, passing on a voice vote in a block of other non-controversial amendments.”
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