Poz 100 Celebrates 100 People Of The Year Fighting HIV/AIDS

The POZ 100 list celebrates people working to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the past, we’ve highlighted groups such as researchers, youth and long-term survivors, but this year we’re focusing on a geographic region: the South.

Why? Kathie M. Hiers, CEO of AIDS Alabama and a POZ 100 honoree, summed it up best in the documentary deepsouth: “[In the United States, the South has] the most people living with HIV/AIDS, the most poverty, the most sexually transmitted infections, the most people without health insurance, the most vulnerable populations, the fastest-growing epidemic, the least access to health care, the highest mortality rates and the least resources to deal with this crisis.”

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