U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Files 2 HIV-Related Employment Discrimination Suits
AIDS.gov; Posted Oct 21, 2:56 p.m. ET
The EEOC, responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination and one of the federal agencies engaged in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, recently announced that it has filed two HIV discrimination lawsuits.
Who Do You Love? Finding Treasure at the Last Day of HIVR4P
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Oct 21, 2:32 p.m. ET
"At the end of any gathering of this dynamic, dedicated field, what becomes clear is that the treasures are not the words but the people," AVAC writes at the conclusion of the 2016 HIV Research for Prevention conference.
This Week in HIV Research: Sustained SIV Remission Study Paves Way for Human Trials, and New Case of HIV Transmission Despite PrEP
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 21, 12:35 p.m. ET
This week, a study reports that an experimental treatment regimen, using a specific antibody plus antiretroviral therapy, induced sustained SIV remission in monkeys for up to two years.
Latino, Gay and HIV Positive: An Interview With Hamilton Actor Javier Muñoz
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Oct 21, 12:21 p.m. ET
Javier Muñoz currently plays the title character in one of the hottest shows on Broadway -- and he's not shy about using his role as Alexander Hamilton to discuss his HIV-positive status.
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?
STD Rates Sharply Rise in U.S. Says CDC -- Will Misinformation From PrEP Critics Prevail?
Project Inform; Posted Oct 21, 11:52 a.m. ET
"It is almost certain that those who've been most critical of PrEP will use this new report as proof that their concerns about MSM abandoning condoms, whether on PrEP or not, have come true," Project Inform writes. "The data simply don't support that argument, however, at least not fully."
Potential for EFdA as PrEP to Prevent HIV Transmission in Women and Their Infants
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Oct 20, 3:41 p.m. ET
One of the most promising candidates for future PrEP is a small molecule, highly potent NRTI EFdA, for which limited data have been presented, mostly in animals. Simon Collins reports.
A Burgeoning PrEP Pipeline: Dozens of New Drugs, Formulations and Delivery Options
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Oct 20, 3:35 p.m. ET
"A clear highlight for HIVR4P 2016 was the unexpected volume of research into new molecules and formulations for PrEP," Simon Collins writes.
Debate This: What Do HIV Prevention and Elections Have in Common?
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Oct 20, 1:59 p.m. ET
"When scientists work with (or as) advocates, or when politicians serve as (or team up with) activists, great things can happen," AVAC writes from the HIV Research for Prevention conference in Chicago.
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A Decade of Flat Funding Could Imperil Progress of the HIV Prevention Research Pipeline
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Oct 20, 1:34 p.m. ET
A new report released at the second HIV Research for Prevention Conference in Chicago documents 2015 funding, highlighting a decade of flat funding and its potential impact on continued innovation in the HIV prevention research and development field.
Activism Includes Having Compassion for People With Disabilities Such as HIV
Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 20, 1:14 p.m. ET
Tim Hinkhouse shares his HIV-positive status with audience members who see him perform in a prison play and express interest in his blog, leading him to ponder the many forms that HIV activism can take.
Large Increases in HIV Suppression Needed to Reduce New Infections in Critical Population
National Institues of Health; Posted Oct 20, 12:56 p.m. ET
Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels, according to a new mathematical model based on data from Baltimore.
On Track: Nina Martinez Continues to Shine a Light on Stigma
Rick Guasco, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Oct 20, 12:47 p.m. ET
"I knew had a clinical understanding of HIV, but it wasn't until I moved to Atlanta that I started to learn about other HIV-related issues such as HIV criminalization, and how that's a form of stigma, and the role that race plays in HIV prevention and treatment," Nina Martinez says.
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