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Genetic Variation May Reduce Maraviroc's Efficacy in African Americans

Myles Helfand,; Posted Sep 2, 5:20 p.m. ET

The findings of a small study suggest that a large number of African Americans with HIV who have received maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri) were inadvertently prescribed potentially subtherapeutic levels of the drug.

Do You Swallow? (Not What We Typically Have in Mind!)

Anonymous,; Posted Sep 2, 2:06 p.m. ET

"Looking back now, after almost two years on treatment, occasionally, I feel a little disappointed with myself.  Should I really have started on the medication so quickly?  Should I have read more, learned more? Am I playing into the hands of big pharma? I don't know."

I'm Positive, I'm on Treatment, I'm Undetectable, So Get Off My Case!

Dave R.,; Posted Sep 2, 12:56 p.m. ET

"I accept that it will take some time for the general population to catch up with the news that undetectable people can't pass on the virus," an incensed Dave R. writes in his latest blog; "but I hate the fact that nobody is interested in publicizing that news."

Analysis of 10 Years of nPEP in Seattle: High Prescription Rates for Those at Lower Risk of HIV

Barbara Jungwirth,; Posted Aug 29, 10:45 a.m. ET

"Clinicians faced with a frightened patient and vague guidelines often prescribe nPEP treatment in cases of low transmission risk, illustrating the difficulty of caring for patients exposed to HIV."

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?


"What a Pain" Gives Practical Pointers for Addressing HIV Chronic Pain in Clinical Settings

Barbara Jungwirth,; Posted Aug 29, 10:07 a.m. ET

Given high levels of untreated or undertreated pain, a pain history should be compiled for all patients with HIV; strategic approaches can be used to manage pain in those found to be suffering.

An HIV-Negative, Long-Term Survivor: Amanda Newstetter

David Duran,; Posted Aug 29, 9:35 a.m. ET

After working as a social worker at San Francisco AIDS Foundation during some of the worst years of the epidemic, AIDS/LifeCycle participant Amanda is definitely a long-term survivor.

Latent HIV Reservoirs Appear to Be Reactivated by Compound Found in Plant

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Aug 29, 8:37 a.m. ET

Ingenol B (Ing B), a compound found in a tropical plant, shows promise in reactivating the latent HIV reservoirs. More research on the compound could provide innovative approaches to eradicate the virus.

Key Issues Affecting the Care of HIV-Positive Adolescents

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Aug 28, 4:51 p.m. ET

"When you give a diagnosis of HIV positive to a youth, not only are you giving them difficult news, which they may or may not be developmentally equipped to deal with, but they frequently have other variables in their life that make it more difficult."

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker

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New Domain Registry, dotHIV, Collects Clicks to Combat HIV/AIDS

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Aug 28, 11:55 a.m. ET

Will this innovative Internet scheme raise significant funds and elevate global HIV consciousness through .hiv?

International AIDS Conference Attendees Linger to Seek Asylum

David Duran,; Posted Aug 26, 4:15 p.m. ET

Reports say that several dozen delegates -- mostly from Africa -- are seeking asylum in Melbourne. Decisions could take months.

How Does PrEP Affect Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes?

Warren Tong,; Posted Aug 26, 1:27 p.m. ET

Being on PrEP does not reduce male fertility or subsequent pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study, which also saw high adherence rates.

The Role of Triumeq in HIV Treatment

Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H.,; Posted Aug 25, 6:17 p.m. ET

"There's a growing recognition ... that starting therapy with integrase inhibitors may be the best way to go for most people, and there are now two integrase inhibitor-based STRs to choose from: Stribild and Triumeq," writes leading HIV physician Joel Gallant, M.D.

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