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Coming 'Youth Bulge' Presents HIV Responses With Impetus, Obstacles, Opportunities

Antigone Barton, Science Speaks; Posted Feb 22, 12:14 p.m. ET

The prospect of a coming explosion of teenagers, across countries that are struggling now to control the spread and impacts of HIV, is daunting.

Rocquel and Lilieth

Rocquel McCray, HIVE; Posted Feb 21, 4:04 p.m. ET

"Understand that you can find love and can live a long healthy lifestyle after being diagnosed HIV/AIDS," Rocquel McCray writes.

HIV Court Nightmare Ends for Olympian Darren Chiacchia

HIV Justice Network; Posted Feb 21, 3:17 p.m. ET

The unsupportable charges caused an eight-year journey through the court system for a case that lacked merit from the beginning.

Advocating at AIDSWatch Georgia 2017

Shyronn Jones, Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Feb 21, 2:43 p.m. ET

Shyronn Jones writes about her passion to educate Georgia state representatives about the important issues at stake for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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?

 

Born to Break Barriers: A Conversation With Arianna Lint

Sarah Hashmall, AIDS United; Posted Feb 21, 1:27 p.m. ET

After educating herself about HIV and getting involved in her community, Arianna has emerged as a leading HIV and transgender rights activist.

Hard to Say Who's to Blame for 'Patient Zero'?

Aless Piper, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 21, 12:30 p.m. ET

"The experts thought [HIV] was transmitted through sex," Aless Piper writes, "but for a long time, certainly most of the time in which Dugas was sexually active, that wasn't verifiable fact."

Back to the Future: A New HIV Medication Offers Hope to Those Who've Exhausted Their Options

Enid Vázquez, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Feb 20, 12:10 p.m. ET

In a way, the story of ibalizumab is a time travel tale back to 1994, before any protease inhibitor drugs were approved.

Aging, and Thriving, With HIV

Enid Vázquez, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Feb 20, 12:10 p.m. ET

Long-term survivors gather for a forum hosted by TPAN.

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.

 

CATIE's Newly Revamped Programming Connection Gets Bright Ideas

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Feb 20, 12:09 p.m. ET

CAITE's online toolkit highlights promising approaches to frontline programs in HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care and support.

Efavirenz, Tenofovir and Emtricitabine Associated With Fewest Adverse Birth Outcomes in Botswana

Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base; Posted Feb 20, 11:59 a.m. ET

Researchers compared birth outcomes with in-utero exposure from conception to the five most common antiretroviral therapy regimens used in Botswana.

Really Rapid Review -- CROI 2017, Seattle

Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Feb 20, 11:34 a.m. ET

Paul Sax, M.D., provides a quick rundown of what he considers the most interesting studies presented at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Women's HIV Status, Viral Suppression Tied to Differences in Cognitive Performance Over Time

Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 19, 3:04 p.m. ET

Women with HIV tend to perform worse than HIV-negative women on cognitive performance tests, even after many years on treatment, new research finds -- but trends differed depending on the test and on women's treatment success.


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