Here's an excerpt from my editor's letter:
As we mark another World AIDS Day, it will undoubtedly take teamwork to end the pandemic. Above all else, however, it will take a cure and effective prevention, as well as the resources to implement them.To read my complete letter from the editor, click here.
We spent a lot of time this year at POZ telling you about the cure, explaining why now more than ever we're closer to it than you might think. It felt fitting that we close out the year by showing you how close. We believe the cure is--to borrow a phrase from the rock group Boston--"more than a feeling" (a new take on that tune, for sure).
The 2012 POZ 100 list honors people helping to speed up the end of the pandemic. No list is ever complete, but these researchers, clinicians, advocates, politicians and celebrities--including Sir Elton--represent the countless people worldwide working on a cure and biomedical prevention, as well as the advocacy to make them accessible and to overcome HIV stigma and discrimination.