Heterosexuals Die Behind HIV Lies; They're More Volunteers Than Victims
Reggie Smith, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 10, 5:07 p.m. ET
"The allure of sex is so strong, that most of us, no matter what we say publicly, will gamble with our lives for the chance to "lose our minds" for a little while."
CROI 2014 Preview: Hot Topics in HIV and Hepatitis Research
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 10, 3:00 p.m. ET
The largest HIV research conference in the U.S. takes place next week, and it's sure to bring a host of critical new developments. We give you a sneak peek at what the meeting, known as CROI, has planned this year.
No Link Between HIV and Poverty? Data Shows Otherwise
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 10, 11:00 a.m. ET
What puts one at risk for HIV? These four images may blow a hole in that "personal responsibility" theory that everyone relies on when discussing HIV transmission.
When It Comes to HIV Treatment Success, More Pills, More Problems
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 7, 9:46 p.m. ET
How many pills do you take every day to treat your HIV? That number might have a significant impact on the success of your regimen.
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?
Life Expectancy in Some People With HIV Exceeds Average
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 7, 8:46 p.m. ET
Life expectancy and mortality are often on the minds of people newly diagnosed with HIV or looking to start treatment. A new study on those topics has some surprising results.
Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit Against Louisiana Insurers for Dumping People With HIV
Lambda Legal; Posted Mar 7, 1:00 p.m. ET
BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana is about to find itself in hot water after its decision to deny Ryan White dollars to help pay for medications for Louisiana residents living with HIV.
When Women Don't Listen to Men
Rae Lewis-Thornton, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 6, 5:00 p.m. ET
"I still know how hard it is to really listen to what a man is telling you. It's hard because no one wants to be alone."
Jim Eigo Discusses How to "Play Smart"
Visual AIDS; Posted Mar 6, 3:00 p.m. ET
Jim Eigo -- writer, veteran ACT UP member and star of "How to Survive a Plague" -- shares his thoughts on the role community has played in his life.
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Exploring Factors Linked to Longer Survival Among ART Users
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 6, 1:00 p.m. ET
Late diagnosis. Low CD4 count. Smoking. Alcohol. Drug use. We know each of these factors, and many more, affect how long we're able to live with HIV. But how much do they really matter? A recent study sought to find out.
The New Battle of New Orleans: Insurer Says "Ryan White No Good"
Aaron Laxton, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 5, 5:00 p.m. ET
"Three of the four health insurers in Louisiana offered through the state-run Market Place will now essentially deny insurance to people living with HIV who need assistance to be insured."
Experts Debate: Is HIV Cure "Hype or Hope"?
Liz Highleyman in Collaboration With HIVandHepatitis.com, Being Alive; Posted Mar 5, 1:00 p.m. ET
At a mock trial held on the opening day of the 14th European AIDS Conference last year, two experts debated whether or not a functional cure for HIV is feasible in the foreseeable future.
I'm Dying and You Want Me to Get a Hug from a Bunch of F**gots? On Dallas Buyers Club
Ben B., TheBody.com; Posted Mar 3, 5:00 p.m. ET
"At times I almost found it frustrating that the humanity breathing life into these characters was not explored more."
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