POZ—America’s leading magazine for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS—is pleased to announce the December issue of POZ is now available featuring the second annual POZ 100. This year’s theme is “100 People, Things and Ideas We Love.” It is also available at POZ.com in both HTML and digital formats.  

2011 was a remarkable year for HIV/AIDS. This past year, it was shown that treatment works as prevention, there was fresh hope in the fields of cure and vaccine research and people all over the globe began talking about the end of AIDS. The 2011 POZ 100 celebrates the people, things and ideas that reinvent—and improve—how we tackle HIV.  

“Recent scientific breakthroughs have shown it is possible to begin to end AIDS with the tools already in our possession. The POZ 100 highlights the individuals and approaches that can hasten in a generation free of HIV,” said POZ editor-in-chief Regan Hofmann.  

The December issue also offers stories on promoting safer sex through Occupy Wall Street, getting more condoms into U.S. prisons, reinterpreting the HIV/AIDS red ribbon, cracking down on fake AIDS cures and the launch of a new bipartisan Congressional HIV/AIDS caucus.  

POZ.com addresses the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The site offers daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes POZ Personals (130,000 members and counting), community forums (that are moderated and active 24/7) and a private, peer-to-peer mentoring program.  

POZ magazine and POZ.com are part of the Smart + Strong family. Smart + Strong also operates several other health-oriented publications and websites including: Real Health (a print and online guide to African-American wellness), Tu Salud (a print and online guide to Latino wellness), Sane (a print and online brand devoted to mental health), Hep (a print and online brand devoted to hepatitis) and AIDSmeds (a website devoted to HIV treatment). For more information about Smart + Strong, please visit www.smartandstrong.com.