Indiana Governor Advocates for Temporary Needle Exchange in Statewide HIV Outbreak
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 26, 11:38 p.m. ET
After an HIV outbreak in Southeastern Indiana, the governor has instituted a short-term needle exchange program. However, the temporary nature of the program has many wondering if it's enough, and whether the governor is ignoring good public health policy.
Forgetting ACT UP and Reducing the Past to One Moment
Ted Kerr, Visual AIDS; Posted Mar 26, 10:44 p.m. ET
Coming out of an event in New York City, this piece discusses what happens when we continuously remember ACT UP instead of remembering all the activism that happened in the AIDS crisis.
Why Frontiers Must Retract HIV/AIDS Denialist Paper
Kenneth Witwer, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 26, 5:01 p.m. ET
Not all viewpoints have equal value, and some viewpoints have no place in a reputable setting, says Kenneth Witwer, as HIV/AIDS denialism remains dangerous to the extent it is tolerated in credible forums.
Attention: All Latin@ Immigrants Living With HIV/AIDS!
Marco Castro-Bojorquez, United States People Living With HIV Caucus; Posted Mar 26, 3:38 p.m. ET
This new national network -- created by and comprised entirely of Latin@ immigrants living with HIV -- seeks to become a powerful tool to advocate for the community's needs.
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?
CROI 2015: Panel on HIV and Aging (Video)
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 26, 3:03 p.m. ET
Immune activation caused by HIV may contribute to the development of diseases usually related to older age. Researchers discuss this and other issues related to HIV and aging with Jeff Taylor in a video produced by IFARA.
How Is Silence Equals Death Relevant Post-Ferguson?
Christian Liclair, Visual AIDS; Posted Mar 25, 4:36 p.m. ET
Christian Liclair discusses the ACT UP slogan "Silence = Death" and what it means during this time of racial unrest in the United States.
Dr. Robert Grant: What Does IPERGAY Tell Us About PrEP and Seasons of Risk?
Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Mar 25, 3:17 p.m. ET
The results from IPERGAY were hotly anticipated at this year's CROI. In this interview, Dr. Robert Grant, the chief medical officer of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, discusses the importance of the results and what they men for the way we approach PrEP.
CROI 2015: Update on HIV Treatment Research (Video)
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 25, 12:36 p.m. ET
To provide an update on the latest antiretroviral treatment research, Fred Schaich of IFARA spoke with Joel Gallant, M.D., of the Southwest Care Center.
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Hepatitis C Reinfection Rates in People After Being Cured
Project Inform; Posted Mar 24, 5:15 p.m. ET
A defining characteristic of hepatitis C is the fact that a person can get reinfected with the virus if he is exposed to it again following cure or spontaneous clearance. A study from CROI 2015 examined how often this occurred.
High Cure Rates in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients Taking Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir
Project Inform; Posted Mar 23, 4:03 p.m. ET
Results from a study of 335 HCV/HIV coinfected patients showed a cure rate of 96%, offering compelling evidence that coinfected persons can be treated for hepatitis C with a once-daily regimen.
Hepatitis C Transmission Risk Factors in Gay Men Living With HIV
Project Inform; Posted Mar 23, 4:02 p.m. ET
Although we have seen a rise in hepatitis C infections in HIV-positive men who have sex with men, there have not been many studies specifically looking at risk factors and potential modes of transmission among this community.
6 Important HIV Research Findings From CROI 2015
Josep M. Llibre, M.D., and Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 23, 1:05 p.m. ET
Here are six important HIV research findings from CROI 2015, selected by Josep M. Llibre, M.D., and Benjamin Young, M.D., two of the leading HIV doctors in the world.
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