For the sixth annual POZ 100, we turned the spotlight on people who are making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS and who have been living with the virus since 1995 or earlier. We chose 1995 because effective treatment came out the following year, and that marked a paradigm shift within the HIV/AIDS community. To have been HIV positive before 1996 means they experienced a different time in the epidemic and they now face the unique challenges of aging with the virus. Below are some of the press mentions it garnered.

The Dallas Voice, Dallas, TX

Auntjuan Wiley Among Five Texans on POZ Magazine’s 2015 “POZ 100”

By James Russell

Published November 16, 2015

The Windy City Times, Chicago, IL

Chicagoans Among POZ Magazine 100 for 2015

Published November 16, 2015

USA Today

Charlie Sheen Luckier Than Most With HIV Thanks to ’Undetectable’ Virus

By Liz Szabo

Published November 17, 2015

News 12 New Jersey

Charlie Sheen Announcement Puts Spotlight on HIV

Published November 17, 2015

The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

Charlie Sheen Gives the Public an HIV Drama, But We May Be Too Numb to His Troubles

By Jeffrey Fleishman nad Stephen Battaglio

Published November 17, 2015

13WMAZ, Macon, GA

Charlie Sheen Luckier Than Most With HIV, Because His Virus is ’Undetectable’

By Liz Szabo

Published November 17, 2015

The Georgia Voice, Atlanta, GA

POZ Magazine Recognizes Atlanta HIV/AIDS Activists on ’POZ 100’

By Darian Aaron

Published November 17, 2015

The Huffington Post

I Will Survive: The 2015 POZ 100 Celebrates Long-Term Survivors

By Oriol R. Gtierrez Jr.

Published November 18, 2015, West Hollywood, CA

WeHo’s Jim Chud Named to POZ 100 List

Published November 18, 2015

Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, CA

Sheen Comes Out as HIV-Positive

by David-Elijah Nahmod

Published November 19, 2015

The Gulf News, Dubai, UAB

Still a Bankable Entertainer

By Jeffrey Fleishman and Stephen Battaglio

Published November 20, 2015

IUPUI Newsroom, Indianapolis, IN

Sociology Professor Receives National Honor For Work as an HIV/AIDS Activist, Survivor

Published, November 20, 2015

The Pride, Los Angeles, CA

Californians Thriving With and Leading in the Fight Against HIV

Published November 23, 2015, New York, NY

Being Alive

By Sherri Lewis

Published November 24, 2015

KTVU, San Francisco, CA

Longtime Survivors of HIV Talk to KTVU About Living With the Disease

Published November 25, 2015

The Valley Star, Harlingen, TX

The Good Fight

By Kaleigh Sommer

Published November 25, 2015

The Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA

Dec. 1 Declared World AIDS Day in Shreveport

Published November 27, 2015

Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA

Longtime AIDS Survivor Speaks Out

By Claudia Buck

Published November 28, 2015

Changing America, MSNBC

World AIDS Day Fights HIV/AIDS Stigma Among Minorities

Published December 1, 2015

Business Insider, Reuters

Life Insurers Are Seeing a Positive Outlook For HIV Survival For the First Time

By Andrew M. Seaman

Published December 1, 2015

New York Post, New York, NY

5 People Who Changed the Face of HIV

By David Kaufman

Published December 1, 2015, New York, NY

Surviving HIV: POZ 100 Long-Term Survivors List


Published December 1, 2015

MetroFocus, PBS in NYC, NJ and LI

Battling The HIV/AIDS Stigma

Published December 1, 2015

The Vital Voice, Shreveport, LA

Mark Wyn: A Positive Influence for Fighting AIDS

By Denny Patterson

Published December 1, 2015

Larry Flick, OutQ, Sirius XM Entertainment

Trent Straube Talks About the POZ 100 List on World AIDS Day

Published December 2, 2015

Charlotte Weekly, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Professional Williams-Knight Named to POZ 100 List

By Josh Whitener

Published December 4, 2015