To promote the health and well being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.
It Gets Better and Gender Proud want trans people to share their stories. Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. http://blogs.poz.com/oriol
A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) proposes a series of 'fast-track' goals to reach by 2020 to avert nearly 28 million HIV infections.
The Petrelis Files blog looks at the CDC audit of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), which declared bankruptcy and closed in 2013.
The December 2014 issue of POZ magazine is online. Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. http://blogs.poz.com/oriol
Gay men should be allowed to donate blood if they haven’t had sex the previous year, according to the recommendation of a panel of advisers.
Until recent security updates, the sites supposedly risked exposing user identities and data.
The coinfection epidemic is changing and comes with unique challenges.
'Ebola will subside very soon,' said Robert Gallo, MD, who in 1984 co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS. 'The main [viral] threat we are facing...is from HIV.'
Gabriel Quinto won a seat on the El Cerrito City Council, becoming the first known HIV-positive candidate in the California Bay Area elected to public office.
He died November 11, 1994. Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. http://blogs.poz.com/oriol
An audit by the New York State comptroller found $179,000 in “questionable” spending by the head of the Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC).
After discrimination charges filed by AIDS groups, Cigna will not charge patients in Florida more than $200 a month for some HIV meds, including Atripla and Stribild but not Truvada.
The AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) placed a 60-foot pink prophylactic on a monument in Sydney, Australia, to raise HIV awareness.
Medicare Part D paid $292,381 for HIV meds that went to 158 people who were actually dead, according to an Inspector General report.
Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states, but in Tuesday’s elections, voters in six states and Washington, DC, elected to legalize aspects of recreational pot.
The Supreme Court of Namibia upheld a 2012 ruling that health care workers at government hospitals coerced three HIV-positive women to be sterilized.
Miley Cyrus is the latest spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam line that raises money to help people living with HIV/AIDS.
An LGBT person, either living or dead, is honored each day of October. Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. http://blogs.poz.com/oriol
Designer Tom Ford was honored at the Inspiration Gala Los Angeles, a benefit for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. But the cleavage couture of Rihanna and Miley Cyrus captured the spotlight.
Reports from the White House and the Kaiser Family Foundation look at the intersection of HIV and violence against women.