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Where Do I Fit In? PrEP and Transgender Men

Brandyn Gallagher, BETA; Posted Aug 31, 4:45 p.m. ET

There aren't guidelines about PrEP use for transgender men who have sex with men because there haven't been any studies specifically looking at how the drug works in our bodies.

Estimating How Frequently Latent HIV Reactivates

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Aug 31, 4:06 p.m. ET

An important strand of HIV cure research involves attempting to reduce the size of the persistent HIV reservoir, in hopes of delaying or -- better yet -- preventing viral load rebound when antiretroviral therapy is interrupted.

Sex After Sixty: Talking With Seniors About Sex

Karol Tapias, L.M.S.W., AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Aug 31, 1:24 p.m. ET

What "sex" means changes as we grow older. That also means our relationship to preventing HIV transmission and acquisition changes.

Aging With HIV: What We Know and What You Can Do

Stephen Karpiak Ph.D., Meredith Greene, M.D., and Richard Havlik, M.D., AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Aug 31, 1:21 p.m. ET

In the early years of the epidemic, few people would have guessed that we would ever talk about aging with HIV. Now, it's one of the topics at the top of everyone's minds.

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?

 

Resources for Accessing Hepatitis C Treatment

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors; Posted Aug 31, 12:25 p.m. ET

"Prioritization is usually determined based on a patient's level of cirrhosis, or liver scarring," explains Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D., a leader in hepatitis C research and treatment in Puerto Rico.

Why the Wait for Hepatitis C Treatment? A Doctor Explains

Sony Salzman, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 31, 12:25 p.m. ET

"Prioritization is usually determined based on a patient's level of cirrhosis, or liver scarring," explains Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D., a leader in hepatitis C research and treatment in Puerto Rico.

Jose Luis Cortes' En Blanco y Negro: Gay and Boricua

Visual AIDS; Posted Aug 31, 12:23 p.m. ET

Visual AIDS artist member Jose Luis Cortes discusses the Philadelphia exhibition that he hopes will make people feel sadness, love, pleasure and loneliness.

You Say Whore Like It's a Bad Thing

Enid Vázquez, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Aug 28, 3:12 p.m. ET

The communities most at risk for HIV are often communities with the most stigma around their sex lives. How can we make that connection more apparent?

My Health Tracker

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Making Good on the Promise of PrEP

Kellee Terrell, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Aug 28, 3:11 p.m. ET

If you look at Jim Pickett's 20-year career, it's hard to believe that this wasn't his intended path.

Hepatitis C Transmission and Prevention

Roger Pebody, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 28, 3:06 p.m. ET

We don't yet have a vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. In the meantime, here's how to prevent transmission.

Hepatitis C: Meet the Meds

Roger Pebody, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 28, 3:04 p.m. ET

Hepatitis C treatment used to last up to a year, and didn't wipe out the virus in everyone. Meet the current generation of pill-only treatments that can achicve a cure for many in just 12 weeks.

How Injustice Politicized Early AIDS Activists

Maia Paroginog, Visual AIDS; Posted Aug 28, 1:46 p.m. ET

In this interview with the director of HBO's Larry Kramer in Love & Anger, the director goes into the anger and frustration that fuels some of the epidemic's most memorable activism.


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