Older Americans With HIV: A Conversation With San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Sep 25, 3:40 p.m. ET
The first person openly living with HIV to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Sheehy discusses what he sees as the most pressing current issues in addressing HIV/AIDS among older Americans.
BHIVA Challenges BMJ Recommendations on ART During Pregnancy: Tenofovir Still Strongly Recommended
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Sep 25, 2:29 p.m. ET
The British HIV Association has taken the unusual step of issuing a statement to publicly challenge a recent paper from the British Medical Journal.
With Planned Parenthood on Board, U=U HIV Campaign Hopes to Gain Steam
Annamarya Scaccia, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 25, 2:12 p.m. ET
The national health care provider and advocacy group joins a community of international health experts in confirming what a groundswell of scientific evidence has shown: When a person's viral load is undetectable, HIV is untransmittable.
How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 25, 1:25 p.m. ET
"As health care professionals, we can help long-term survivors embrace a life they never expected to live with a conscious awareness and acknowledgment of their life experience," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
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?
Education in the HCV Treatment Cascade
Matthew Zielske, HCV Advocate; Posted Sep 25, 12:25 p.m. ET
"Many of us rightly focus on testing, surveillance and linkage to care," Matthew Zielske writes. "Education often comes as an addendum to any of these things, but hardly ever stands alone."
Sorting Adherence Risk Factors to Shape Better Adherence Care
Mark Mascolini, The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy; Posted Sep 22, 5:33 p.m. ET
Potential reasons for poor antiretroviral adherence -- and for good adherence -- seem limited only by the imagination of adherence researchers.
The Trump Administration's Plan B on Health Care: Make the ACA Fail
AIDS United; Posted Sep 22, 2:53 p.m. ET
Should the ACA still be the law of the land come Oct. 1, the next big challenge for HIV and health care advocates will be fighting back against the Trump administration's underhanded efforts to drive down enrollment in ACA marketplaces.
HIV Criminalization Update: Some U.S. Nondisclosure Laws Advance, While Others Recede
Victoria Law, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 22, 1:13 p.m. ET
The past several weeks have brought good news from California and Idaho; bad news from Maryland and Massachusetts; and signs of hope from Ohio, as well as our national neighbors to the north.
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Next Steps: How to Find a Provider, Knowing Your Rights and More
Enid Vázquez, Positively Aware; Posted Sep 22, 12:26 p.m. ET
A rundown of some of the basic things you should know if you have been recently diagnosed with HIV.
Hepatitis C Is Threatening Our Youth
Lucinda K. Porter, R.N., HCV Advocate; Posted Sep 22, 12:05 p.m. ET
The opioid crisis is causing a surge in the number of hepatitis C cases among young people.
This Week in HIV Research: It's Not Too Late to Quit
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 22, 11:27 a.m. ET
Among four noteworthy studies we highlight this week is a new addition to the vast mountain of evidence tying lung cancer risk to smoking -- but with an HIV-specific twist, and a caldera of hope for those who quit.
Correcting Mistakes and Misperceptions in Managing Antiretroviral Adherence
Mark Mascolini, The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy; Posted Sep 21, 4:22 p.m. ET
"There's a substantial patient population that continues to struggle with adherence," says Seth Kalichman, Ph.D., "and we have to target this select group for added support."
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