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Antron Reshaud Olukayode Died of AIDS. We Must Say It.

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Nov 20, 8:52 p.m. ET

"How is it," Mark S. King asks, "that a longtime HIV activist could die from AIDS without the word being spoken?"

Taking HIV to the Gut

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Posted Nov 17, 3:26 p.m. ET

During the early stages of infection, HIV mounts a severe and prolonged attack on the gut, which harbors a rich population of CD4 T cells. Watch a two-minute animation describing the process.

This Week in HIV Research: Repeat Diagnoses Reveal Gaps in Care

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 17, 1:20 p.m. ET

Sobering data regarding linkage to HIV care among women in the U.S.; Latinx HIV incidence inequalities; efficacy of hepatitis C treatment among people with HIV; and a call for frequent STI testing among at-risk people with HIV.

Nurse-Led Program Bridges Gap Between HIV Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 17, 12:35 p.m. ET

A pilot study at Massachusetts General Hospital successfully utilizes nurses to engage HIV-positive patients in follow-up care regardless of the hospital department into which they've been admitted.

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?

 

I Could Do So Many Things With My Life Outside These Prison Walls

Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 17, 11:55 a.m. ET

"My goal is still to be an AIDS activist and help anyone incarcerated because of their HIV status," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "To be an advocate for them so their voices will be heard and they won't be forgotten."

If You Have Just Found Out You Are HIV Positive

HIV i-Base; Posted Nov 16, 5:10 p.m. ET

Finding out you are HIV positive changes how you feel about your life and your relationships with other people. Don't worry, you have the time to work this all out.

Eliminating Viral Hepatitis Is Possible: Four Lessons From the World Hepatitis Summit

Melisa Dickie, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Nov 16, 4:03 p.m. ET

As one of the few global health threats with easy solutions, why aren't we seeing an impact on the viral hepatitis epidemic?

10 Things to Know About HIV Suppression

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Posted Nov 16, 3:21 p.m. ET

Daily antiretroviral therapy can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to levels that are undetectable with standard tests. Staying on treatment is crucial to keep the virus suppressed.

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.

 

Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2017

David Alain Wohl, M.D., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 16, 12:45 p.m. ET

These major stories changed the way we think about HIV patient care and treatment in 2017. David A. Wohl, M.D., walks us through what happened -- and why it matters.

At ANAC, Nurses Unpack the Importance of Emotional Intimacy in Providing High-Quality Care

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 15, 3:58 p.m. ET

Nurses spend more time with patients than any other member of the care team does, forging strong bonds that can be an asset when advocating for a patient's care, and a burden when coping with emotional fatigue and burnout.

Why Philly's New District Attorney Matters to People With HIV

Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq., TheBody.com; Posted Nov 15, 3:26 p.m. ET

Career civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner's election represents significant change for Philadelphia. Ronda Goldfein is optimistic that he will help send the message that HIV criminalization only perpetuates the stigma fueling the epidemic.

RIP: Honoring the Life of Antron-Reshaud Olukayode

Kenyon Farrow and Ken Stockwell, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 14, 4:41 p.m. ET

The young "artivist" and blogger for TheBody.com is remembered by community.


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