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An ER Doc Discusses PEP, Emergency Medicine and Universal Health Care

Sue Saltmarsh, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 20, 11:56 a.m. ET

Dr. Bill jokes that he chose emergency medicine because he "wanted to know just enough to be dangerous." From his medical work to his political activism, he's out to make a difference in American health care.

Drowning in Depression, Part Two

Rae Lewis-Thornton, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 19, 1:26 p.m. ET

"My grief is real and so is my depression. I feel them in the depths of my soul, yet there is a  part of me that is fighting, that wants to fight."

12 Ways to Give HIV Stigma a Well-Deserved Side Eye

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 19, 1:01 p.m. ET

Words are powerful little things. Negative words about people living with HIV are what we call HIV stigma. This list will show you how to combat some of the most common stigmatizing anti-HIV words.

1 Hour 30 Seconds: The Countdown to Thirty

Antron Reshaud Olukayode, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 18, 5:03 p.m. ET

"My twenties were filled with hardship, heartache and lessons. Not that I won't have the lesson again, however, I can honestly say my maturity has kicked in even more so."

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?

 

Ferguson, Missouri, Activism and ACT UP

Aaron Laxton, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 18, 4:05 p.m. ET

"Today, I have access to life-saving medications thanks in no small part to the direct actions that ACT UP took. Today, most who are protesting in Ferguson, Missouri are doing so with the intent to bring about a future where police brutality is greatly-reduced."

Drowning in Depression, Part One

Rae Lewis-Thornton, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 17, 12:59 p.m. ET

"While I know that walking was the best thing for me, it sent me on a down spiral of emotional eating. I mean who wants to be alone?"

AIDS 2014, the Viral Divide and the HIV Prevention Landscape

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 17, 12:18 p.m. ET

Mathew Rodriguez reframes HIV prevention as an important concern for HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals to take on together.

AIDS 2014: Julio Montaner on the Proposed 90-90-90 Strategy to Help End HIV (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 15, 9:00 a.m. ET

IFARA interviewed treatment advocate Julio Montaner, M.D., about the proposed 90-90-90 by 2020 HIV strategy and the need to manage HIV based on viral load, rather than CD4 cell counts.

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.

 

Drugs That Target HIV Reservoirs May Also Impair Killer T Cells

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 14, 6:25 p.m. ET

HDAC inhibitors may actually suppress CTL activity, thereby compromising their role in HIV cure strategies.

AIDS 2014: Brent Allan on Australia's HIV Response (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 14, 4:58 p.m. ET

IFARA interviewed Brent Allan, the executive officer of Living Positive Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, about Australia's response to HIV and the need to inform communities about scientific advances in HIV in a way that laypersons can understand.

A First HIV Pill -- and a Warm, Affirming Feeling

Hopeful in LA, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 14, 4:23 p.m. ET

"I picked up the pills with just enough time to go eat and take the pill before a first rehearsal for a play. I was kind of a mess and knew I needed to pull myself together."

Are Women Living With HIV "Incentivized" to Remain Poor?

Katherine Moriarty, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 14, 11:23 a.m. ET

Poverty increases women's vulnerability to HIV through housing instability, food insecurity and other factors. Living with HIV also leads to poverty. But the government could take steps to end this vicious cycle, says the Positive Women's Network-USA.


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