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HIV Diagnoses in UK Drop for Third Year: Among All Ages, Risk Groups, and Ethnicities and Across Most UK Regions

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Sep 21, 2:34 p.m. ET

Preliminary data released by Public Health England show that HIV diagnoses dropped by 17% in 2017 compared to 2016.

From Safety Nets to Barbed Wire: Secretary Azar Takes Money From HIV Programs to Pay for Detention of Immigrant Children

AIDS United; Posted Sep 21, 12:42 p.m. ET

"Taking away federal HIV funding in order to detain immigrant children after separating them from their families is appalling and cannot be tolerated."

NIH Launches Study to Test Combination Antibody Treatment for HIV Infection

National Institues of Health; Posted Sep 21, 12:15 p.m. ET

An early phase clinical trial testing infusions of combination antibodies in people living with HIV has begun to evaluate whether periodic infusions of two highly potent, HIV-specific, broadly neutralizing antibodies are safe in people living with HIV.

Hands Off HIV Funding and Immigrant Children!

AIDS United; Posted Sep 20, 5:20 p.m. ET

HHS Secretary Alex Azar wants to reallocate $266 million in funds allocated by Congress for HIV treatment, prevention, and support services, and repurpose it to finance the separation and imprisonment of young immigrant children.

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?

 

The Broad Benefits of AIDS Research

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Sep 20, 4:25 p.m. ET

Many new treatments for diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, and heart disease have arisen from research on HIV/AIDS.

This Week in HIV Research: Pain, Opioids, and Viral Suppression

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Sep 20, 3:10 p.m. ET

Why not all opioid prescriptions are unwise; racial, gender, age, and risk group disparities in HIV care; prophylactic antibiotic use rises among MSM on PrEP; navigating ambiguous HIV test results among PrEP users.

Post-AIDS 2018 Updates on HIV Cure Research

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Sep 20, 11:51 a.m. ET

In the aftermath of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), there has been some reflecting on the challenges facing the HIV cure research field.

The National Movement to Decriminalize HIV Right Across State Lines

AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Sep 19, 3:52 p.m. ET

"Ending HIV criminalization has always been dear to my heart," says HIV advocate and organizer Chris Wade. "It can happen to anybody at any point in time."

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2018 USCA: Where Change Begins

Vickie Lynn, TheBodyPRO; Posted Sep 19, 2:17 p.m. ET

"Thanks to better treatment options, we are living longer healthier lives, but unfortunately people still do not have equal access to care and treatment," Vickie Lynn writes.

In Florida, HIV Advocates Warn That a Blue Wave Might Fall Short

Drew Gibson, TheBody; Posted Sep 19, 1:17 p.m. ET

Unfortunately for Democrats, it appears as if the blue wave that is supposed to be sweeping across the United States in the 2018 midterms might crest and peter out before it hits Florida.

I'm a Straight Man; I Used a Gender-Neutral Bathroom; and the Sky Didn't Fall.

Aaron Anderson, TheBodyPRO; Posted Sep 19, 12:56 p.m. ET

Aaron Anderson writes, "Walking into a restroom where all genders were welcomed filled me with the same feeling that I had the first time I walked into a marijuana dispensary: 'Finally!'"

Going to USCA Was My Form of Self-Care

Maria T. Mejia, The Well Project; Posted Sep 18, 3:36 p.m. ET

"More than a conference, it is a family reunion and place to network and learn, but most importantly uplift each other," Maria Mejia writes.


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