Spotlighting the state of sex ed and calculating your true HIV risk (by the act). Plus, the military HIV milestone, touching strangers, international antigay laws and, of course, condomless sex. Check it out!
POZ Q&A: Meet The Jeug’e Master
Celebrity glamour technician Karim Odoms took time from his Paris workload to answer POZ’s questions about his career—and why he’s so outspoken about HIV/AIDS.
"I’ve learned to respect that everyone cannot handle dating someone with HIV, and that is OK. However, I find it funny when you meet guys who say, “It’s cool, no problem,” and then you never hear from them ever again—until you run into them at the AIDS Walk, and they’re like, “Oh I’m here supporting my friend.” *blank stare* LOL."
HIV Criminalization 101: Sure, it’s totally f—-ed up, but here’s what you need to know to stay safe and stay free with HIV.
The June issue of POZ magazine is now online! Featuring: Mark S. King’s “The Sound of Stigma”, A Journey with Visual AIDS, HIV vaccination trials, Treatment updates & more.
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The April/May Issue of POZ is out online!
Featuring: Overcoming substance abuse with HIV, Navigating Treatment as Prevention, & more.
George Hitchings and Gertrude Elion worked together for 30 years designing new drugs and chemotherapies, including work that lead to the development of AZT, the first major medicine for treating HIV/AIDS.
Now 50 years later, two studies published in the journal Science demonstrate that treating HIV-positive patients with anti-retroviral drugs actually stops the spread of the virus throughout a community — and increases the overall life expectancy.
In other words, getting people on HIV drugs lifts up an entire community and is a promising strategy for wiping out the virus entirely.
NPR’s Jason Beaubien explains what the studies found and why they’re so important for public health.
Image from the Wellcome Library, London
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Bills Introduced in Congress Would Change U.S. Marijuana Laws
New legislation aims at allowing the federal government to regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol in the US and proposing taxes on marijuana-related businesses.