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Houston, We Have an HIV PR Problem

Dave R.,; Posted Sep 17, 3:25 p.m. ET

"There's a strong case for a whole new approach to HIV education, based on the latest scientific evidence and starting again from square one: back to basics teaching about HIV, with moralizing taken out of the equation."

About Brain Fitness

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 16, 10:37 p.m. ET

When we talk about fitness, we often think physical. And that should change.

ADAP Advocacy Association Launches Directory

Candace Y.A. Montague,; Posted Sep 16, 10:28 p.m. ET

The ADAP Directory, designed by New Media Solutions, consolidates useful ADAP-related information from all 50 states and 6 territories into one convenient location.

HIV-Positive for HIV-Positive (or HIV-Negative, Too)

Josh Kruger,; Posted Sep 15, 4:43 p.m. ET

After first seroconverting, for many reasons, Josh Kruger serosorted -- he only had sex with other positive guys. Since then, his attitude has changed.

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'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?


Good for the Brain -- Advice From Neuroscientists

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 15, 4:32 p.m. ET

How can you improve your mood, lessen anxiety and improve cognitive performance? It's simpler than you think.

Health Insurance Companies Are the Biggest Impediment to PEP and PrEP for HIV Prevention

Howard Grossman, M.D.,; Posted Sep 12, 3:57 p.m. ET

What will it take to force the insurance industry to treat HIV prevention as the emergency it is, and to stop creating systems that promote increased infections?

Open That Closet Door Fashion Show 2014

Justin B. Terry-Smith,; Posted Sep 12, 3:10 p.m. ET

In this fashion show, all the models have been affected by HIV/AIDS in some way.

COPD May Be Common and Underdiagnosed in People Living With HIV

Theo Smart,; Posted Sep 12, 2:39 p.m. ET

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found in 9% of people living with HIV in a large French cohort -- and 77% of the cases were previously undiagnosed.

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.


Exercise and the Brain

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 12, 1:52 p.m. ET

Is there a link between exercising regularly and good brain function for people living with HIV?

Conservative Think Tank Takes a Tactic From the AIDS Activist Playbook on Drug Approval Process

Sue Saltmarsh,; Posted Sep 12, 9:33 a.m. ET

"The set-up here is that the FDA is the barrier to early access to new meds. This isn't the case; the agency approves the vast majority of expanded access requests it receives."

Risk of MRSA High Among People Living With HIV

Barbara Jungwirth,; Posted Sep 11, 3:20 p.m. ET

People living with HIV may be 6 to 18 times more likely to contract MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), according to a recent study.

Source of Common HIV Fungal Infection Found in Southern California, With Middle Schooler’s Help

Barbara Jungwirth,; Posted Sep 11, 3:02 p.m. ET

Researchers take to the trees seeking the source of an outbreak of a potentially life-threatening fungal infection among HIV-positive people in South California.

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