Several local advocates have been named to POZ magazine’s list of 100 people across the nation who are making impressive strides in the HIV/AIDS field.
Among the honorees in the 2014 POZ 100 are Antonio Boone of Philadelphia FIGHT, Brianna Morgan of the city’s Office of HIV Planning and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Jason Parad of Condom Pledge and Lindsay Roth of Project SAFE.
This is the magazine’s fifth-annual POZ 100 effort, which this year had a special focus on individuals under age 30. The list includes people who are both positive and negative but who have all undertaken efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS, including singer Ryan Lewis and Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron-Jackson.
“For more than three decades, HIV/AIDS has been fought mostly by those who were already adults when the epidemic began,” said Oriol Gutierrez, POZ editor-in-chief. “In that time, a new generation has entered adulthood having only heard stories of the early days and never knowing a world without HIV. This new generation of advocates is fighting HIV for a variety of reasons and are united by the common goal of finally putting an end to AIDS. We are thrilled to honor the work of all the advocates celebrating youth power on the 2014 POZ 100, from the United States and around the globe, and the hope they are giving all of us as we begin to see the possibility of a world without AIDS.”
For the full list, visit poz.com/100.