New York City Faces Challenge to HIV/AIDS Progress With Proposed $59 Million in Cuts From Governor Cuomo
Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Apr 24, 12:39 p.m. ET
Five years after Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to end New York state's HIV epidemic by 2020, the governor is shutting off funds to vital HIV prevention and public health programs in New York City.
Plan to End HIV Epidemic in U.S. Must Contend With Uneven State Health Care Systems
Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 24, 12:11 p.m. ET
Best practices need to be replicated, but our health care structure will make doing so more challenging, says Ace Robinson of the Fast-Track Cities initiative.
HIV Treatment Adherence
AIDSinfo; Posted Apr 23, 12:29 p.m. ET
Treatment adherence includes starting HIV treatment, keeping all medical appointments, and taking HIV medicines every day as prescribed. For people with HIV, treatment adherence is key to staying healthy.
Primary Care Providers Aware of PrEP in NYC Suburbs, but Report Barriers to Prescribing
Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 23, 11:44 a.m. ET
Anthony J. Santella, Dr.P.H., explains why prevention efforts are lagging within the largest suburban HIV epidemic in the U.S.
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?
If Nobody Slashes the Price of Truvada for PrEP, What Happens Next?
Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Apr 23, 11:16 a.m. ET
Activists and doctors say they're ready to go further if Gilead won't agree to -- or the U.S. government won't force -- a price reduction to make PrEP accessible to more Americans who need it.
How Activists Uncovered CDC's Ownership of Truvada PrEP Patents
Charles Sanchez, TheBody; Posted Apr 22, 3:24 p.m. ET
The #PrEP4All campaign made the call for affordable pre-exposure prophylaxis a national news story.
Why Do Study Participants Misreport Their HIV Status?
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 22, 11:57 a.m. ET
A new study demonstrates the phenomenon, but experts say more research needs to determine why it occurs -- and what researchers can do differently to reduce it.
This Week in HIV Research: From PrEP to Treatment, There's Always More to Learn
Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 18, 3:39 p.m. ET
Lamivudine/raltegravir for PrEP; feminizing hormone may impact PrEP efficacy; why TAF has a better renal profile than TDF; the role of internet dating in HIV incidence trends.
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Transgender Activists Question Trump Administration's Sincerity in 'Ending' the HIV Epidemic
Giuliani Alvarenga, TheBody; Posted Apr 18, 12:05 p.m. ET
Given its anti-transgender policies and the lack of resources for trans health and survival, the administration may not be on track to end HIV by 2030.
Overdoses and Smoking Are Taking the Lives of People With HIV Who Have Been Cured of Hepatitis C
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 17, 2:40 p.m. ET
"Providing HCV treatment alone while neglecting to concurrently address the social determinants of health will do little to improve the health outcomes of the majority of individuals with chronic HCV," the study authors wrote.
Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism
George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Apr 17, 1:24 p.m. ET
Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.
Large French Study Examines Neuropsychiatric Side Effects With Integrase Inhibitors
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 16, 3:56 p.m. ET
This will likely become the landmark study about the overall rate of neuropsychiatric side effects with this class of medicines over the next several years.
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