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Mourning the Loss of Gloria Casarez, HIV/AIDS and LGBT Leader in Philadelphia

Julie "JD" Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 20, 4:23 p.m. ET

The steadfast leader, who waged a five-year battle against breast cancer, was the city of Philadelphia's first liaison to the LGBT community.

Stress No More

Tree Alexander, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 20, 3:02 p.m. ET

Do you know how to identify and to eliminate stressors from your life? Our blogger Tree Alexander has some tips.

Ebola and HIV/AIDS: Similarities and Differences

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 18, 12:22 a.m. ET

Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, said "In the 30 years I've been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS. We have to work now so that this is not the world's next AIDS."

Long-Acting, Investigational Integrase Inhibitor Cabotegravir Shows Promise

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 17, 2:49 p.m. ET

A 12-week injectable version of the integrase inhibitor cabotegravir, now in development, shows promise as PrEP. Study results also indicate that the 4-week and 8-week injectable versions, along with an oral version, of cabotegravir may be effective at keeping HIV-positive patients virally suppressed when used with another antiretroviral agent.

Share Your Stories!

Everyone living with HIV has a story to tell. Find out how to share your own experiences in one or both of the series below, which feature the writings of readers like you.

Day One With HIV: Finding Out Your Status, in Your Own Words

Regardless of where or how it happened, the day you received your HIV-positive diagnosis was likely among the most intense days you'll ever live through. Some of TheBody.com's readers have generously shared their experiences -- to reflect on how they've changed, and so that others would know that they too can survive, and even thrive, following that fateful day. How did you get through it?


Other Sides of HIV: People Taking HIV Meds Share Stories About Side Effects

Many types of medications can save or improve lives, but they can also have unintended consequences. For some people living with HIV, taking meds can be a complicated cycle -- and for others, a Sunday stroll. Medication side effects can be mild or life altering, horrible or even pleasurable; some people living with HIV never experience any at all. It seems like everyone's got a story about side effects. What's yours?

 

It Doesn't Matter How I Got HIV

David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 17, 9:35 a.m. ET

Asking someone how they got HIV is not only a bad move, it doesn't let them tell their own story. David Duran talks about this problem.

Tell No Lies: Essays on Global AIDS Effort Pull No Punches in Challenging "End of AIDS" Rhetoric

Julie Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 16, 2:47 p.m. ET

"In reaching out to a group of thoughtful, tough and astute activists, we have inadvertently tapped into a raging counter-narrative."

D.C. Calling Corey

Antron Reshaud Olukayode, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 16, 12:31 p.m. ET

How do you prepare yourself to lose someone who just came into your life?

HOPE Act May Not Help People Living With HIV in Need of Organ Transplants

Theo Smart, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 15, 5:39 p.m. ET

The goal of the U.S. HOPE Act is to develop research protocols and criteria to establish whether and how organ transplant policies should change, but it might not actually lead to a significant increase in the availability of high-quality organs for people living with HIV who are on the national transplant waiting list as hoped for.

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker can help you organize your HIV treatment information privately and securely in one place. This way, you can take better charge over your health, and you and your doctor can have even more productive conversations about your treatment.

Registration takes only a couple of minutes, requires no personal info, and you'll be able to pick up where you left off at any time.

 

Condomless Hookups and the Political, Emotional Resistance of Black Gay Men

Kenneth M. Pass, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance; Posted Oct 15, 4:05 p.m. ET

Condomless sex is more than just sex without a condom, it has emotional and political implications, says this latest blog from the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance.

Corey

Antron Reshaud Olukayode, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 15, 2:53 p.m. ET

Do you remember the best first date you've ever had? Antron Olukayode describes a recent great date that could lead to something great.

Cobicistat Safe for HIV-Positive Patients With Mild to Moderate Renal Impairment

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 15, 2:32 p.m. ET

Study finds cobicistat-containing regimens are effective and well-tolerated by HIV-infected patients with mild to moderate renal impairment.

Approval of Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir Was Expected, but Still Is a Huge Advance

Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Oct 15, 12:41 p.m. ET

"This is instantly a treatment of choice -- and for now, the treatment of choice -- for genotype 1 patients, and no doubt the HCV treatment guidelines will say as much when they're revised," writes Paul Sax, M.D.


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