International AIDS Conference Attendees Linger to Seek Asylum
David Duran, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 26, 4:15 p.m. ET
Reports say that several dozen delegates -- mostly from Africa -- are seeking asylum in Melbourne. Decisions could take months.
How Does PrEP Affect Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes?
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 26, 1:27 p.m. ET
Being on PrEP does not reduce male fertility or subsequent pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study, which also saw high adherence rates.
The Role of Triumeq in HIV Treatment
Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H., TheBody.com; Posted Aug 25, 6:17 p.m. ET
"There's a growing recognition ... that starting therapy with integrase inhibitors may be the best way to go for most people, and there are now two integrase inhibitor-based STRs to choose from: Stribild and Triumeq," writes leading HIV physician Joel Gallant, M.D.
Online Dating, Huh?
Rae Lewis-Thornton, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 25, 2:50 p.m. ET
"There are sociopaths in this world and dating sites are great turf for liars, but shoot, I've also met liars in church, from the pulpit to the pew."
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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?
With a Mandate for Change, a Longtime HIV/AIDS Leader Steps Up as Chief Officer for NYC's Massive Human Service Agency
Julie "JD" Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 25, 1:47 p.m. ET
"If you think about who's left to get to an undetectable viral load, they have much in common. There's poverty; mental health and substance use challenges; unstable housing, or homeless. So it's addressing those issues that will get us there."
The Grief That Keeps on Giving: Thoughts on HIV, Loss, and an Opportunity to Heal
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 25, 1:11 p.m. ET
"For these conference attendees, many of whom had lived with the HIV virus or had devoted their lives to eradicate it, the sudden and pointless violence of MH17 activated old and disturbingly-familiar feelings of countless losses."
Triumeq (Tivicay + Epzicom) Becomes Newest Single-Pill HIV Treatment Regimen
Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 22, 5:08 p.m. ET
The tablet -- which consists of the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (Tivicay, DTG) and the NRTIs abacavir (Ziagen) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) -- becomes the fourth all-in-one combination HIV treatment regimen approved in the U.S.
Current and Future Therapies for CMV
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 22, 12:50 p.m. ET
CMV may sound like an old term for an illness that isn't common anymore, but it still does affect some living with HIV. For those, here's a rundown of some current and future therapies.
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Canadian Researchers Point to CMV as a Problem for the Immune System
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 22, 12:49 p.m. ET
Is CMV gone and over? Not so, say some Canadian researchers. Find out about why CMV may still be an immune problem for some living with HIV.
Hepatitis C Cases Rising Among Young, Non-Urban Drug Users
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 21, 3:58 p.m. ET
"Reducing HCV incidence among young persons is achievable, but requires a comprehensive, integrative strategy in response to this emergent threat," U.S. CDC researchers say.
Short-Term Weight Gain Associated With Increase in CVD and Diabetes Post-ART in HIV Cohort
Theo Smart, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 21, 7:55 a.m. ET
Data from a large cohort reveal much variability in mean weight gains after initiating ART, depending on the weight category before going on treatment.
An ER Doc Discusses PEP, Emergency Medicine and Universal Health Care
Sue Saltmarsh, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 20, 11:56 a.m. ET
Dr. Bill jokes that he chose emergency medicine because he "wanted to know just enough to be dangerous." From his medical work to his political activism, he's out to make a difference in American health care.
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