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Spotlight: Edward Jackson

Edward Jackson, National Minority AIDS Council; Posted Aug 17, 2:21 p.m. ET

"The challenges of HIV and aging still represent an enormous gift and paradox," Edward Jackson writes. "This gift defines my commitment to this life-giving, life-changing vision to the reduce stigma, provide education, and end HIV in our lives."

Sex and the HIV Reservoir: New Research Points to the Powerful Effect of Estrogen

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Aug 17, 1:37 p.m. ET

A newly published study suggests that women may respond differently than men to some HIV curative interventions that are currently under investigation or, perhaps, that an effective HIV cure for women could differ from a cure for men.

The Trump Administration Doubles Down on Medicaid Work Requirements as Lawsuits Mount

AIDS United; Posted Aug 17, 12:57 p.m. ET

Despite multiple lawsuits, the Trump administration's push for implementation of Medicaid work requirements continues to move forward.

High-Risk Youth in Lower-Income Countries Who Inject Drugs: Challenges and Opportunities

David Fawcett, Ph.D., LCSW, TheBodyPRO; Posted Aug 17, 12:37 p.m. ET

Young people who inject drugs represent a significant portion of new HIV cases around the world, especially in lower-income countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia, attendees at an AIDS 2018 workshop were told.

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?

 

HIV PrEP in the U.S. Military Services

HIV.gov; Posted Aug 16, 1:34 p.m. ET

A recent CDC MMWR article discusses the unique challenges and issues within the U.S. military and strategies that could be taken to address barriers and make PrEP more accessible to service members.

This Week in HIV Research: Treatment Does a Body Good

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Aug 16, 12:52 p.m. ET

Early treatment reduces health risks; on-demand PrEP more popular than daily pill among French MSM; long-acting injectable PrEP preferred over daily pill in Swaziland; HIV-positive MSM aren't testing for syphilis enough.

Helping Providers Increase Capacity to Care for Patients on PrEP

Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO; Posted Aug 16, 11:34 a.m. ET

A poster presentation at the AIDS 2018 conference examined some of the challenges and barriers providers experience in screening and prescribing PrEP to their patients.

Which Hepatitis C Treatment Is Right for Me?

Enid Vázquez, Positively Aware; Posted Aug 15, 3:16 p.m. ET

With so many options, there can be confusion over what hepatitis C treatment to take.

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker can help you organize your HIV treatment information privately and securely in one place. This way, you can take better charge over your health, and you and your doctor can have even more productive conversations about your treatment.

Registration takes only a couple of minutes, requires no personal info, and you'll be able to pick up where you left off at any time.

 

Why Has HIV in Saskatchewan Become More Harmful for Some People?

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 15, 1:47 p.m. ET

Researchers analyzed the genetic sequences of HIV among people in the Canadian province and discovered strains of HIV that have adapted to some people's immune defenses.

HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination: New Insights for Effective Interventions From AIDS 2018

David Fawcett, Ph.D., LCSW, TheBodyPRO; Posted Aug 15, 1:20 p.m. ET

At AIDS 2018, the session "Antifragile: Strengthening the HIV Response Through Addressing Stigma and Discrimination" reviewed new developments in the effort to combat stigma and discrimination.

This 'Magnetic Couple' Runs to End Stigma

Brandon Strawn and Daniel Eggert, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Aug 14, 4:08 p.m. ET

"We have been together for more than a year as a magnetic couple, (one positive and one negative). We are honored to share our story with the world while both running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, raising money to end the HIV epidemic and to end the stigma that surrounds it."

Amazed by How Far Science Has Advanced in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV

Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody; Posted Aug 14, 12:52 p.m. ET

"I now know that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has come along way because I saw a TV commercial for Truvada," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "That literally made me tear up."


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