Current and Future Therapies for CMV
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 22, 12:50 p.m. ET
CMV may sound like an old term for an illness that isn't common anymore, but it still does affect some living with HIV. For those, here's a rundown of some current and future therapies.
Canadian Researchers Point to CMV as a Problem for the Immune System
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 22, 12:49 p.m. ET
Is CMV gone and over? Not so, say some Canadian researchers. Find out about why CMV may still be an immune problem for some living with HIV.
Hepatitis C Cases Rising Among Young, Non-Urban Drug Users
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 21, 3:58 p.m. ET
"Reducing HCV incidence among young persons is achievable, but requires a comprehensive, integrative strategy in response to this emergent threat," U.S. CDC researchers say.
Short-Term Weight Gain Associated With Increase in CVD and Diabetes Post-ART in HIV Cohort
Theo Smart, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 21, 7:55 a.m. ET
Data from a large cohort reveal much variability in mean weight gains after initiating ART, depending on the weight category before going on treatment.
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.
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?
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?
An ER Doc Discusses PEP, Emergency Medicine and Universal Health Care
Sue Saltmarsh, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 20, 11:56 a.m. ET
Dr. Bill jokes that he chose emergency medicine because he "wanted to know just enough to be dangerous." From his medical work to his political activism, he's out to make a difference in American health care.
Drowning in Depression, Part Two
Rae Lewis-Thornton, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 19, 1:26 p.m. ET
"My grief is real and so is my depression. I feel them in the depths of my soul, yet there is a part of me that is fighting, that wants to fight."
12 Ways to Give HIV Stigma a Well-Deserved Side Eye
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 19, 1:01 p.m. ET
Words are powerful little things. Negative words about people living with HIV are what we call HIV stigma. This list will show you how to combat some of the most common stigmatizing anti-HIV words.
1 Hour 30 Seconds: The Countdown to Thirty
Antron Reshaud Olukayode, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 18, 5:03 p.m. ET
"My twenties were filled with hardship, heartache and lessons. Not that I won't have the lesson again, however, I can honestly say my maturity has kicked in even more so."
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Ferguson, Missouri, Activism and ACT UP
Aaron Laxton, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 18, 4:05 p.m. ET
"Today, I have access to life-saving medications thanks in no small part to the direct actions that ACT UP took. Today, most who are protesting in Ferguson, Missouri are doing so with the intent to bring about a future where police brutality is greatly-reduced."
Drowning in Depression, Part One
Rae Lewis-Thornton, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 17, 12:59 p.m. ET
"While I know that walking was the best thing for me, it sent me on a down spiral of emotional eating. I mean who wants to be alone?"
AIDS 2014, the Viral Divide and the HIV Prevention Landscape
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 17, 12:18 p.m. ET
Mathew Rodriguez reframes HIV prevention as an important concern for HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals to take on together.
AIDS 2014: Julio Montaner on the Proposed 90-90-90 Strategy to Help End HIV (Video)
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 15, 9:00 a.m. ET
IFARA interviewed treatment advocate Julio Montaner, M.D., about the proposed 90-90-90 by 2020 HIV strategy and the need to manage HIV based on viral load, rather than CD4 cell counts.
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