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Latinx Men Living With HIV Model Ricardo Seco Designs on World AIDS Day 2016

Charles Sanchez, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 8, 4:25 p.m. ET

Celebrating Life: 28 Years -- 28 Stories featured a fashion show by renowned Mexican designer Ricardo Seco -- with a twist: All the models were young Latinx men living with HIV. Charles Sanchez reports.

Love: Greater Than Stigma

Donna, HIVE; Posted Dec 8, 3:35 p.m. ET

"Even though some people or events in life might try to break you down, having a life full of love, hope and joy is still possible," Donna writes.

New Short Film Unmasks Fear Behind HIV Criminalization

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Dec 8, 3:12 p.m. ET

"HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination, began in exactly the right place: with people living with HIV themselves," Mark S. King writes.

New York Reports Fewer HIV Diagnoses in 2015: Target to Reduce New Infections by 75% by 2020

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Dec 8, 2:51 p.m. ET

New data released for New York show that this major city with high HIV prevalence is steadily reducing the number of new infections.

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?

 

HIV 360° Fellow Spotlight: Tyrell Manning

Human Rights Campaign; Posted Dec 8, 2:27 p.m. ET

The regional integration specialist and site coordinator of Rustin's Place, a youth drop-in center, strives to be a positive mentor for young gay and bisexual men.

Webinar, Dec. 15: How to Measure Success -- Improving Our National HIV Prevention Indicators

HIV Prevention Justice Alliance; Posted Dec 8, 2:04 p.m. ET

Join Treatment Action Group and HIV PJA on Thursday, Dec. 15 to discuss how we measure success in our national HIV prevention efforts.

Free Online Hepatitis C Program Provides Powerful Resource for Consumers

Project Inform; Posted Dec 8, 1:43 p.m. ET

"What You Need to Know About Hepatitis C," provides essential information and tools for all consumers, from those who have never heard of the disease to those undergoing treatment for it.

Replacing Obamacare: A Look at Competing Conservative Health Care Proposals

AIDS United; Posted Dec 8, 1:21 p.m. ET

Proposed Republican health plans "benefit those who are young, healthy and well-to-do at the expense of those who are old, sick and poor," according to AIDS United.

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.

 

HIV Diagnosis Followed by Initiation of Treatment on the Same Day

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Dec 8, 12:45 p.m. ET

Researchers conclude that "Treatment of HIV infection can be started on the day of diagnosis without impacting safety or acceptability of ART."

All Veterans With Hepatitis C Could Be Cured Within Three Years

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Dec 8, 12:25 p.m. ET

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates it can cure the remaining 124,000 patients living with hepatitis C in VA care within the next three years, after record treatment and cure numbers in 2015.

This Week in HIV Research: Improving Initiation of Treatment; and Analyzing Transmissions Among Intravenous Drug Users

Warren Tong and Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Dec 8, 11:48 a.m. ET

This week, a study in Africa finds that targeted training for health care workers greatly improves the number of patients who start treatment.

In Point of Care Testing, Quality Counts

Antigone Barton, Science Speaks; Posted Dec 8, 11:20 a.m. ET

Most diagnostic testing continues to take place in centralized laboratories. The challenge that presents to timely diagnoses has led to a drive toward decentralized testing.


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