Anal Cytology Has High False-Negative Rate in MSM With or Without HIV
Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 31, 11:47 a.m. ET
More than one-third of anoscopically detected grade 2 or worse anal intraepithelial neoplasia lesions in men who have sex with men came from men with negative cytologic results in a study of 284 UK MSM who had receptive anal intercourse.
It's Time for Change
Tiommi Luckett, Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Aug 30, 3:22 p.m. ET
"There is a key marginalized population often forgotten in the discussion of public health and HIV," Tiommi Luckett writes. "Nearly a third of transgender Americans are HIV-positive [and] many transgender women may not know their HIV status, due to a series of cultural, social and economic barriers."
Conversations With HRSA Leaders About PLWH Leadership, Housing and More From 2016 Ryan White Conference
AIDS.gov; Posted Aug 30, 12:13 p.m. ET
Federal HIV leaders from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau share highlights from the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment.
Acquired HIV Antiretroviral Resistance Is a 'Well-Controlled Relic' in Switzerland
Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 30, 11:52 a.m. ET
Estimated prevalence of acquired resistance to HIV antiretrovirals in Switzerland fell from 56.2% among people who started antiretroviral therapy before 1999 to 9.7% in those who started between 2007 and 2013, according to an 11,084-person analysis of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study.
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.
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?
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 Justice Worldwide Releases 'HIV Is Not a Crime' Training Academy Video Documentary
HIV Justice Network; Posted Aug 29, 5:21 p.m. ET
Watch a 30-minute video for advocates on how to effectively strategize on ending HIV criminalization, filmed at the second HIV Is Not a Crime meeting, held earlier this year at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.
Learning to Survive the Journey of Life Together, HIV, Baby and All
Brooke Davidoff, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 29, 4:34 p.m. ET
"Do you need help with verbal communication in your relationships?" asks Brooke Davidoff. "Watch the reality TV show Married at First Sight -- I'm not even kidding."
U.S. Researchers Look at Chronic Conditions in HIV-Positive People Over the Age of 65
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 29, 4:11 p.m. ET
Researchers reviewed and compared diagnoses of selected comorbidities in a massive population of older people and found that HIV-positive people were significantly more likely to have certain chronic health conditions compared to HIV-negative people.
NIH's Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Discusses HIV Treatment Science at 2016 Ryan White Conference
AIDS.gov; Posted Aug 29, 3:52 p.m. ET
Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., discusses what scientists now know about the benefits of HIV treatment and when people diagnosed with HIV should begin treatment at the the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment.
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2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment: Day Three Recap
AIDS.gov; Posted Aug 29, 3:27 p.m. ET
Innovative practices in HIV care, treatment and prevention took center stage during day three of the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment in Washington, D.C.
Microaggression and Bias in the HIV Community -- and What We Can Do About It
Olivia G. Ford, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 29, 2:59 p.m. ET
A comment or action meant as neutral, funny or even complimentary can feel like a punch in the gut. That's microaggression -- and research shows it can impact your work, education, health and well-being. Olivia Ford reports.
On the 'Best, Worst Day' of My Life, I Tested HIV Positive
George M. Johnson, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 29, 1:37 p.m. ET
"I had just turned 25 and was about to graduate from grad school. Things were looking up for me -- but I wasn't feeling well and knew deep inside that something was wrong," recalls George Johnson. "It was November 19 to be exact, a day after my mom's birthday, when I finally built up the courage to go and get tested."
Letting Go of Anger About an Absent Father Who Died of AIDS
David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 29, 1:25 p.m. ET
Biking over steep hills, Malika Nu-Man wasn't sure she could make it. Then she saw a trail of ants, and a voice told her that she was just as mighty as these creatures which can carry ten times their strength.
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