Mark your calendars: The film adaptation of the Tony award-winning play is set to air May 25. Written by Larry Kramer and set in New York City at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, the play originally debuted off-Broadway in 1985.
HBO’s star-studded cast will include Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Joe Montello & more. Kramer wrote the screenplay for the movie himself and Ryan Murphy directed.
Nearly 73 percent of people living with HIV say they have problems sleeping, as compared with 10 percent to 35 percent of the general population. Are you getting enough shut-eye?
"I’m on day 6 of the flu but on the mend i think. Four days of fever and and now just weak, coughing and congested. I did have my shot in October. I’ve got two questions. First, do you find that it takes longer to get well after the flu or a cold? Second and more importantly, what criteria do you use to decide that you’re sick enough to go to the doctor?" -POZBrian
POZ Opinion: Another Miracle Baby, a Still-Broken System
Two Babies “Functionally Cured.” But to put treatment within reach to all pregnant women and newborns, we need to fix our broken healthcare system, and we need reproductive justice:
• We need Medicaid expansion in all states, and quality, accessible HIV testing and healthcare for all people (including the undocumented immigrants who are denied many of the promises of Obamacare).
• We need comprehensive mental health services and trauma-informed care for women and all other people living with HIV.
• We need policies and programs to allow women to access perinatal and health services that respect their human rights and that support them as parents, rather than using or threatening punitive measures, and
• We need to scale up comprehensive and combination HIV prevention strategies so women can protect themselves from HIV before, during and after pregnancy.
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A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.
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A new study based on the genetic information from 150,000 people has discovered a rare gene mutation that prevents even obese people from developing type 2 diabetes.
Synthesizing the mutation with drugs would be particularly promising for people with HIV because we have elevated rates of diabetes.
Are Monthly PrEP Injections (Rather Than Once-a-Day Pills) In HIV Prevention’s Near Future?
CDC Scientists have found that the long-acting investigational ARV GSK744 can fully prevent SIV transmission in female pigtail macaques. But how long will it be until we can test on the human form?
How to Save a Life
Iris House teams up with Blood Sweat and Heels’ Dmetria L. Lucas to gear up new HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for NYC’s communities of color. The ASO’s new campaign, “How to Save a Life” brings up five different conversations through five themes, each representing a distinct facet of NYC’s at-risk community. Check it out here!