POSITIVELY AWARE March/April 2012
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases, and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service, Dr. Gallant is author of the book 100 Questions & Answers About HIV and AIDS. Dr. Gallant has served on advisory boards or as a paid consultant to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., Janssen Therapeutics, and ViiV Healthcare. He serves on Data Safety Monitoring Boards for Gilead and Sangamo Biosciences. Gilead has awarded grants for clinical trials conducted by Dr. Gallant.
A clinical assistant professor in HIV/Infectious Diseases at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Renata Smith, PharmD, has specialized in HIV patient care for the past 15 years in the university’s hospital and clinics. Renata received her PharmD from UIC, followed by advanced training in infectious diseases and HIV. She practices at several of UIC’s outreach clinics and teaches at the school’s College of Pharmacy of the University of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry.
As director of public policy at Broward House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Joey Wynn works directly with clients. Broward House is the oldest and largest HIV service organization in Broward County, providing housing services, primary medical care, substance use recovery, mental health, and social services. In his 20 years of work devoted to people with HI V/AIDS, Joey served 14 years on the Florida AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) working group and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+) in Washington, D.C.
PA ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Having worked on the Drug Guide since its inception in 1997 (when her sister Sylvia appeared on the cover), Enid looks forward every year to writing the latest news. She earned her B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has worked as an intern for The Chicago Reporter and a cub reporter for The Hartford Courant. Her freelance work has appeared in publications around the country.
Life with HIV can be an odd journey. You’ve been uprooted from the life you’ve known, and suddenly plopped down in the midst of a new set of circumstances. How to convey that on a magazine cover? As art director of POSITIVELY AWARE, the answer was obvious:
The Wizard of Oz.
It’s all about the yellow brick road. Look closely at our cover; you’ll see that Dorothy and friends are on a road made up of HIV meds. Creating an optimistic image that links HIV treatment to a better life with HIV is the continuation of a theme begun with last year’s Drug Guide, in which our Singing in the Rain-inspired cover featured pills as raindrops.
Any journey can seem daunting if traveling solo. But whatever your situa-tion as someone who is HIV-positive, you’re not alone on this journey, and this issue of POSITIVELY AWARE, our 16th annual HIV Drug Guide, is your roadmap.