What Would You Ask the Next U.S. President About HIV?
TheBody.com; Posted Nov 24, 10:45 p.m. ET
The U.S. presidential race around the corner. What do people with HIV, providers and advocates want to ask the candidates about HIV?
For HIV, 'Come Back When You're More Sick' Treatment Policies Cost Money and Lives
Amirah Sequeira , TheBody.com; Posted Nov 24, 10:44 p.m. ET
Why do 183 countries lack immediate HIV treatment access policies that would improve the health of people with HIV and effectively prevent HIV transmission?
The Only One in the Room: Rod McCullom on Covering HIV and Science as a Black Gay Journalist
JD Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 24, 10:42 p.m. ET
In his long career, Rod McCullom has often been the only person of color in the room-- and almost always the only gay black man. As he became a Knight Science Journalism fellow, he paused to reflect on what he's learned.
Reflect and Refocus With HIV
Lynda Arnold, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 24, 10:11 p.m. ET
Back from a week-long HIV cruise, Lynda Arnold began to question if we did enough to teach the younger generation, and shares the struggles of living with HIV-related dementia.
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?
For HIV and Addiction, the Time to Act Is Now
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBody.com; Posted Nov 24, 10:10 p.m. ET
On World AIDS Day, David Fawcett reminds us that addiction is not a moral issue -- it is a medical problem, one that directly impacts our ability to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Shameless Sexy Truth of Being an HIV-Positive Slut
Francisco Luis White, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 24, 10:09 p.m. ET
"Charlie Sheen and I have had our share, and perhaps your share, of amazing sexual encounters," writes Francisco. "Destigmatizing our sex lives and leading dialogue about the criminalization birthed by that stigma requires us to tell our discomforting truth."
Sherri Beachfront Lewis, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 24, 10:08 p.m. ET
"I didn't want my mother to have to bury her daughter. And she didn't. She's now 85 years old," writes performer Sherri Lewis, who took a break from the HIV world in 2012 to experience life differently.
Medicaid Denies Nearly Half of Requests for Hepatitis C Drugs: Study
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News; Posted Nov 24, 3:49 p.m. ET
People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than if they were insured by Medicare or private commercial policies, a recent study found.
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Are There Remaining Challenges in Hepatitis C Therapy?
Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Nov 24, 3:48 p.m. ET
With the latest hepatitis C regimens, we're seeing 95% or higher cure rates for all but the sickest hepatitis C patients, along with exceedingly rare adverse effects. So are there remaining issues in hepatitis C treatment?
Health Outcomes Worse for HIV-Positive Black Men Even Despite Equal Access
Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 24, 2:37 p.m. ET
A new study finds significant health disparities between black and white men with HIV, even though these men had equal access to health care through the Veterans Administration (VA).
Study Finds Marketplace Silver Plans Offer Poor Access to HIV Drugs
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News; Posted Nov 23, 9:40 p.m. ET
In most states, consumers with HIV who buy silver-level plans on the insurance marketplaces find limited coverage of common drug regimens they may need and high out-of-pocket costs, according to a new analysis.
Taking Darunavir/Cobicistat With Novel Attachment Inhibitor BMS-663068 Is Safe
Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 23, 2:43 p.m. ET
Taking darunavir/cobicistat (Prezcobix) with a new HIV drug known as BMS-663068, which is currently being studied, was safe and did not cause any serious reactions in two studies.
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