Filmmaker Offers 100 Screenings of Hard-Hitting Film About HIV in the U.S. South for World AIDS Day
Sue Saltmarsh, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 30, 2:24 p.m. ET
Filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti was curious about the statistics, but those numbers have now become people to her. She envisions screenings across the nation to spur action against the epidemic in the Southern U.S.
Why the IPERGAY (Yes, That's Its Name) Study Could Substantially Increase Use of PrEP
Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Oct 30, 1:25 p.m. ET
Will the surprise cancellation of a major study on "on-demand" PrEP increase the number of clinicians who prescribe antiretrovirals for HIV prevention? Paul Sax, M.D., explains why he thinks the answer is yes.
Selecting an Obamacare Plan When You're Starting Treatment for HIV
Sue Saltmarsh, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 30, 9:41 a.m. ET
Not all plans are the same in cost or coverage for what you'll need when you're starting treatment for HIV. Use these tips and resources to help you find the best possible plan for your needs.
How Will Generic Drugs Affect HIV Treatment in the U.S.?
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 29, 10:15 p.m. ET
How will the U.S. treatment landscape change when several HIV medications go off patent in the coming years? We spoke to Tim Horn of Treatment Action Group to find out.
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?
From Routine to Sexy, More PrEP Options Are a Plus for HIV Prevention
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 29, 4:23 p.m. ET
"So much of the current language around PrEP is about its routine -- take it every day with your coffee. ... IPERGAY asked participants to take it a few hours before an anticipated sex act -- and that's pretty sexy, even if it's not the best option for me."
"On Demand" PrEP May Significantly Reduce HIV Risk; IPERGAY Study Halted
Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 29, 4:19 p.m. ET
A short course of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) taken before and after sexual activity appears to significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM), according to an interim analysis of data from a major clinical trial.
What Do Young Gay Black Men Need? A Sound Off From "CorneliusOnpoint"
Cornelius Mabin, Jr, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance; Posted Oct 28, 4:56 p.m. ET
What do young black gay men need? People in power who understand their struggles.
Resources for People With HIV Considering Employment
Sue Saltmarsh, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 28, 3:26 p.m. ET
The biggest barrier may be a lack of knowledge (including among HIV service providers) about the resources that are available to help people prepare for, obtain and keep a good job. Here's how to learn what's out there.
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.
Switching Pharmacies Is an Option if Your Pharmacy Gets in the Way of Your Adherence
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 28, 1:46 p.m. ET
Can you switch pharmacies if your current one gets in the way of adherence?
Then, a Year
Matt Ebert, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 28, 1:14 p.m. ET
Our blogger Matt Ebert looks back on losing a loved one a year after his death.
Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?
Jenny Levison, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 28, 12:19 p.m. ET
The United Nations Convention of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) required the U.S. to report on how it addresses racial disparities. U.S. HIV groups urged the CERD panel to recognize lack of action against the effects of criminalization, poverty, and race on HIV/AIDS among communities of color as human rights violations.
Switch From Efavirenz to Rilpivirine Quells CNS Toxicity, Improves Sleep
Mark Mascolini, HIV i-Base; Posted Oct 28, 1:26 a.m. ET
Switching from efavirenz/tenofovir/emtricitabine (Atripla) to rilpivirine/tenofovir/emtricitabine (Complera) significantly relieved central nervous system (CNS) toxicity and improved sleep in people with those problems while taking Atripla.
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