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This Week in HIV Research: Editing Human CD4 Cells; Effect of Treatment on Artery Wall Thickness; Universal Treatment; and More

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 3, 5:24 p.m. ET

This week's recap of new developments in HIV research include promising early results on using gene therapy to make human CD4 cells immune to HIV, as well as a study examining how three different treatment regimens affect heart disease risk.

Addressing Aging and HIV in New York State

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Sep 3, 2:24 p.m. ET

Over half of the people with HIV in New York are now over 50. How do you care for this growing population?

10 Hep C Myths and Facts

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 3, 12:12 a.m. ET

Unlike Pegasus, the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, hepatitis C is very real. But there are a lot of myths that arenít rooted in reality. We've lined up the facts that counter the most common misconceptions about hepatitis C.

Taking Care of Yourself When You Have Hepatitis C

Remedy Health Media; Posted Sep 2, 9:59 p.m. ET

Coping with chronic hepatitis C infection can be physically and emotionally challenging, but many who live with the disease have a very good quality of life. Taking these positive steps can help you live well while you're battling the infection.

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?

 

Who Will Be There for Me? A Trans Perspective on Aging With HIV

Cecilia Chung, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Sep 2, 2:09 p.m. ET

If we are going to talk about trans people aging with HIV, we have to make sure we give trans people the opportunity to age.

Focus on Sex: HIV Prevention and Social Media Messaging for People Over 50

Sammy Jurado, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Sep 2, 2:08 p.m. ET

When older adults have a hand in making HIV prevention messaging, this group learned that many of our attitudes around sex come from their young adulthood.

Attempt to Oversell New Findings on Pyroptosis in HIV Infection Prompts Headline Debacle

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Sep 2, 2:07 p.m. ET

A poorly conceived press release prompted some of the most egregiously inaccurate media headlines about HIV research in recent history.

NIH Study Finds Calorie Restriction Lowers Some Risk Factors for Age-Related Diseases

National Institues of Health; Posted Sep 1, 4:06 p.m. ET

A new study finds that restricting calories may lower risk factors for age-related diseases and indicators associated with longer life span, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and insulin resistance.

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.

 

Robert Grant on PrEP Dosing (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 1, 2:08 p.m. ET

PrEP is not intended for life, but as a way to bridge "seasons of risk" when people may be at a higher risk of contracting HIV, says Robert Grant, M.D., M.P.H., of the Gladstone Institutes.

Roy Gulick on the Evolution of HIV Treatment After 1996 (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 1, 1:50 p.m. ET

Today, new classes of antiretrovirals, such as attachment inhibitors, continue to be developed, and synthetic versions of naturally occurring antibodies -- broadly neutralizing antibodies -- are being studied for both HIV treatment and prevention.

A Gay HIV-Positive Chinese Immigrant Artist Rejects the Labels

Maia Paroginog, Visual AIDS; Posted Sep 1, 11:33 a.m. ET

Artist Tseng Kwong Chi's sister discusses his work, and how it reflected the life of an HIV-positive immigrant.

Managing the Triple Threat: Strategies for Older Gay Men With HIV

James Masten, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Sep 1, 11:33 a.m. ET

What does it mean to live successfully in the face of ageism, homophobia and HIV stigma?


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