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Word on the Street: Why Are HIV Rates in the Latino Community So High?

David Duran,; Posted Oct 11, 4:13 p.m. ET

Why are HIV rates in the Latino community so high? Lack of culturally appropriate services? Family silence around sex? Or is it the scourge of stigma? We asked Latino people with HIV, advocates and professionals what they think is going on.

TeleHealth Empowers Rural Clinicians to Treat HIV, HCV Locally

Sony Salzman,; Posted Oct 9, 1:29 p.m. ET

In rural areas, scarce clinical resources exist for many people living with chronic infectious diseases -- or for the clinicians who provide care for them. But a program called Project ECHO is trying to turn that tide.

HIV Activists Storm Turing Pharmaceuticals Lobby and Demand Fair Pricing

Lucile Scott,; Posted Oct 9, 11:37 a.m. ET

"We wanted to call attention to the fact that this isn't just about one scummy hedge fund guy, but a whole bunch of them," explained Michael Kink of HedgeClippers. "Twenty of the 25 drugs with the fastest-rising prices over the past two years are linked to hedge funds."

WHO Calls for HIV Treatment for All and Massive PrEP Scale Up, to the Acclaim of Advocates

Jennifer Johnson Avril,; Posted Oct 9, 11:14 a.m. ET

The World Health Organization says all with HIV should start treatment as soon as they can, and anyone at high risk of HIV should have access to PrEP. Community reactions were swift and supportive -- with a dose of reality checking about what it'll take to make it 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'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?


This Week in HIV Research: Genes That Shut Down HIV; Affordable Care Act Improves HIV Outcomes; Non-AIDS Cancer; and More

Warren Tong,; Posted Oct 9, 8:55 a.m. ET

This week we read about a pair of proteins that can shut down HIV's ability to infect cells. Meanwhile, a 30-year study finds higher rates of non-AIDS cancer among men who are living with HIV than those who are not.

HIV Treatment as Prevention: Can Acute Infections Shake Our Faith?

Sony Salzman,; Posted Oct 8, 11:45 p.m. ET

Treatment as prevention has become a bedrock concept in the quest to eradicate HIV. But Myron Cohen, M.D., asks, "How did we get to this belief?" And, as importantly, "Is there anything that could shake our faith?"

CDC: U.S. Hispanics/Latinos Three Times More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV Than Whites, With Rising Rates in Gay Men

Josh Kruger,; Posted Oct 8, 1:08 p.m. ET

CDC acknowledges that "much work still needs to be done" to reach Latinos. Elicia Gonzales of Philadelphia's GALAEI says that funding limited to testing and linkage to care puts HIV prevention work into a vacuum that neglects the needs of many.

What's Hot in HIV Clinical Science

Sony Salzman,; Posted Oct 8, 12:23 p.m. ET

What are the hottest developments in HIV clinical science over the past year? Physician-researcher Adaora Adimora, M.D., M.P.H., brought us a brief tour of key highlights at the start of the IDWeek 2015 medical conference in San Diego.

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.


Learn Your Rights: Discrimination, HIV/AIDS, Addiction and Criminal Records

Legal Action Center; Posted Oct 8, 1:59 a.m. ET

This booklet from the Legal Action Center can help you avoid discrimination in employment, housing, health care and other areas -- and teach you what you can do if you are discriminated against.

Did Danny Pintauro's Appearance on The View Help or Hurt HIV Prevention?

Josh Kruger,; Posted Oct 7, 3:18 p.m. ET

"Be careful kids, and just say no," says Josh Kruger. "Otherwise, one day, you'll have to sit on a couch in a studio and suffer fools gladly, inadvertently perpetuating HIV stigma along the way, because you need to promote your inspirational speaking tour."

Electronic Health Record and Drug Prescribing Warnings: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Oct 7, 3:11 p.m. ET

Paul Sax, M.D., examines the good, the bad and the ugly of drug-drug interaction warnings when prescribing HIV medications using an electronic health record (EHR).

An Open Letter to Danny Pintauro

Aaron Laxton,; Posted Oct 7, 12:33 p.m. ET

Aaron Laxton asks Danny Pintauro to be mindful of his actions and statements as a person with HIV, saying he could easily derail the work of others.

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