Are Vitamin Pills Really Worth It?
Bob Lederer, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 6, 4:22 p.m. ET
A majority of Americans take daily supplements. But yo-yo media coverage has left many people confused -- do these vitamins and minerals help or harm?
Many AIDS Groups Financially Struggling, on Brink of Closure
Katherine Moriarty, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 6, 1:15 p.m. ET
A national assessment confirms that many ASOs and CBOs that deliver HIV services in the U.S. are struggling. Nearly all of them wish to initiate or expand medical services, either directly or by linking with another agency, in order to access funding for HIV treatment and care and to improve client outcomes.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Against STDs Promising Among Some HIV-Positive Gay Men
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 6, 9:38 a.m. ET
Taking 100 mg of the antibiotic doxycycline daily significantly reduced the risk of acquiring another sexually transmitted infection, according a pilot study among 30 HIV-positive gay men and transgender women in Los Angeles.
Diagnosing and Treating Acute Hepatitis C: Is It Still Important?
Terri Wilder, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 6, 9:17 a.m. ET
With the advent of short, safe treatment that can cure hepatitis C, is there still a need to identify and treat hepatitis C early?
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?
Smoking Almost Triples Heart Attack Risk in Those Living With HIV
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 5, 5:44 p.m. ET
The risk of a heart attack was almost three times greater in HIV-positive smokers than in HIV-negative ones, according to a recent Danish study.
Why I Started #WeAreAllWomen, an Advocacy Movement by and for Transgender and Non-Trans Women
Caroline Watson, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 5, 1:11 p.m. ET
"I never would have guessed that a prenatal care visit would set off a chain of events that would lead me to found #WeAreAllWomen, an advocacy movement for the rights of all women -- trans, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and straight (TLBAS)," says Caroline Watson. "All women-centered organizations should be inclusive of trans women. They are our sisters and we need to be their allies."
What Christie's Place Means to Me
Rachel Moats, Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Mar 3, 4:42 p.m. ET
From client to Peer Navigator, Rachel Moats has seen how Christie's Place changes the lives of women living with HIV. She explains that if the group does not have the funds needed for its work, it will be the women who need the resources the most who will lose out.
National Coalition Releases Principles for HIV Criminal Law Reform
The Center for HIV Law and Policy; Posted Mar 3, 2:20 p.m. ET
The Positive Justice Project lays out principles for updating laws to include HIV and other infectious diseases in the standard requirements of proving "intent to harm" and conduct likely to cause death or severe injury in cases seeking a criminal felony conviction.
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The Beginning of the End of AIDS? You or Me?
Rev. Andrena Ingram, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 3, 12:00 p.m. ET
After vowing to take a break and take care of herself, Andrena Ingram is back much sooner than expected to discuss how to begin getting to the end of AIDS.
British Columbia Researchers Examine Past and Future Directions in the HIV Epidemic
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 3, 11:34 a.m. ET
Researchers in Canada dived deep into individual-level data to see if there were any population-level takeaways they could glean.
On Having Documentaries and Other Media Produced by People With HIV
Visual AIDS; Posted Mar 2, 12:45 p.m. ET
Filmmaker and activist Juanita Irman discusses the importance of people living with HIV in producing media that reflects their own experiences.
PrEP Enrollment: Where Are the Young Black Guys?
Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Mar 2, 12:44 p.m. ET
How do we get PrEP -- the HIV prevention pill -- into the hands of young black gay men?
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