Sharing the Rainbow
Shana Cozad, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 18, 5:08 p.m. ET
"My gays never walked away. ... They loved me while I was sick and then they loved me while I became well. I was truly cradled and that made the difference in choosing and fighting for my life."
The Aging of the Epidemic: Older New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS
Sunny Bjerk , Housing Works; Posted Jun 18, 3:08 p.m. ET
The New York Times recently published a story exploring the ups and downs of life as an aging HIV-positive person in the city that never sleeps.
CDC Launches New HIV Testing Campaign for Latino Gay and Bisexual Men
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Jun 18, 1:08 p.m. ET
The campaign asks gay and bisexual Latinos "What's your reason?/¿Cuál es tu razón?" for getting an HIV test. It features men sharing their personal HIV testing stories.
"We Still Don't Get It"
Khafre Abif, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 17, 5:03 p.m. ET
"Black people must take charge of their lives and the lives of their children and youth. We ... cannot sit around wringing our hands and shaking our heads and talking."
Whether or not you have heard of the treatment cascade, if you are living with HIV, then you are represented on it. The treatment cascade is a powerful visual reminder of the state of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. in terms of how many people have a fully suppressed viral load -- and how many people are at each stage of getting toward that health goal.
The treatment cascade relays to the viewer the idea that everyone's HIV diagnosis is the beginning of a journey. With this Treatment Cascade Spotlight Series, TheBody.com has set out to mix the medical statistics that comprise the cascade with personal stories from our community about each of the unique steps of this journey.
Baby Steps! 20 Years Later ...
Lynda Arnold, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 17, 3:01 p.m. ET
"Somewhere in the past 13 years, I took a solid break from HIV," recalls Lynda Arnold. "Today I'm back, crawling as it may be, not yet ready or able to run, barely able to walk."
Legislation in Some Asia-Pacific Countries Aimed at Protecting People Living With HIV Not Enforced, UN Development Program Report Says
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Posted Jun 17, 1:06 p.m. ET
Many counties in the region have laws meant to protect people living with HIV, but there appear to be serious gaps between "laws on the book" and "laws in the streets."
Blueprints for Resilience: Young Black Gay Men, HIV and the Future
Charles Stephens, AIDS United; Posted Jun 14, 10:00 p.m. ET
After years of neglect, young black gay men are finally about to join the HIV prevention conversation, writes Charles Stephens. First on the agenda in his mind? Fighting institutional stigma, as well as promoting opportunities for entrepreneurship, leadership and intergenerational dialogue.
Can Very Early HIV Treatment "Cure" Some People of Their Infection?
Myles Helfand, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 14, 9:00 p.m. ET
We've seen new signs that it may be possible -- really, truly possible -- to defang HIV in a person who's living with the virus. But for this to work, the person may need to start taking HIV meds very quickly after infection.
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Generations of Pride: What Does Pride Mean, Then and Now?
TheBody.com; Posted Jun 14, 3:06 p.m. ET
We asked LGBT people of all ages, throughout the U.S., what Pride means to them today -- and what it meant to their own generation at the time they first became aware that Pride celebrations existed.
Study Finds First Evidence That PrEP Can Reduce HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Drugs
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Jun 14, 1:07 p.m. ET
This is the first major study to find that a once-a-day antiretroviral taken by HIV-negative injection drug users can have the same benefits as when pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is taken to prevent sexual HIV transmission.
Taking Medication When It Is Not Always Convenient
Teniecka Drake, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 13, 5:07 p.m. ET
"I understand all too well the extreme importance of taking these meds. I wanted to write for those people that feel there is no time to take them."
In Treatment: Guy Anthony
Tomika Anderson, Black AIDS Institute; Posted Jun 13, 3:06 p.m. ET
Infected with HIV after he was date-raped six years ago, Guy Anthony is a walking reminder that no matter what cards life deals a person, he can turn tragedy into triumph.
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