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CDC Corrects Misleading HIV Conception Guidance, Responding to Community Pressure

Heather Boerner, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 17, 2:50 p.m. ET

The CDC is now "in line with current science and supports a patient-centered approach," said Shannon Weber, M.S.W., which can mean "accessible safer-conception options for thousands of Americans living and loving with HIV."

Which Hepatitis C Treatment to Start in 2017

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 17, 1:45 p.m. ET

The hepatitis C treatment landscape has changed dramatically in a few short years, and the pace of change is expected to continue as even more new drugs are approved. Picking the right treatment for each patient depends on medical history, HCV genotype, level of liver damage and coinfections.

Understanding Exactly How the 'Berlin Patient' Was Cured

Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Aug 17, 12:41 p.m. ET

A report on three other cases of HIV-infected individuals receiving stem cell transplants indicates the likely role that CCR5 mutation plays in HIV remission or cure.

How I Began a Long and Intimate Relationship -- With a Leading HIV Specialist

Sherri Lewis, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 17, 12:06 p.m. ET

"Being a long-term HIV survivor, I also have a long-term relationship with my doctor, Judith Currier, M.D." Sherri Lewis writes. "It's not just a visit here and there. You might even say it is an intimate relationship."

Share Your Stories!

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.

Day One With HIV: Finding Out Your Status, in Your Own Words

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?


Other Sides of HIV: People Taking HIV Meds Share Stories About Side Effects

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?

 

What Factors Increase the Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions for HIV Prevention?

Erica Lee, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 16, 2:08 p.m. ET

A large systematic review of over three dozen studies evaluated the factors that impact the effectiveness of behavioural interventions to prevent sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable Takes Center Stage at the IAS 2017 Conference

Bruce Richman, Prevention Access Campaign; Posted Aug 16, 1:40 p.m. ET

"What it means to live with HIV is forever changing because of you -- the pioneering people and partners who are committed to science over stigma," Bruce Richman writes.

Tenofovir (TDF) Not Tied to Bone Fractures in French Case-Control Study

Roger Pebody, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 16, 1:04 p.m. ET

The findings could inform the debate on the merits of TDF, which is available in many regions as a less-costly generic, versus the more recently approved prodrug tenofovir alafenamide (TAF).

Welcome to TheBody.com's Resource Center for Trans People and HIV

Olivia G. Ford, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 16, 1:02 p.m. ET

Much remains to be learned about HIV and the health and well-being of people of transgender experience. This resource center seeks to make a small contribution to filling that knowledge gap.

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker

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.

 

Trump Is a Big Goddamn Phony When It Comes to Drug Pricing

Tim Murphy, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 15, 6:09 p.m. ET

It's not surprising that Trump lashed out at a black business leader, instead of violent racists, says Tim Murphy. But let's note the hypocrisy of that drug pricing jab -- and learn what we can do to actually lower drug costs.

HIV Pipeline Drugs: IAS 2017 Update

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Aug 15, 1:55 p.m. ET

A review of HIV drugs in development that summarizes the most exciting new research over the previous year.

Embracing My Inner Annie to Combat HIV Stigma

Charles Sanchez, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 15, 1:33 p.m. ET

In today's crazy world, "a web series like Merce, which shows someone living with HIV and thriving, surrounded by loving family and friends and living unapologetically, is more important than ever."

After White Supremacist Rallies and Violence in Charlottesville, HIV Community Calls for Action Against Trump Agenda and Racist Policies

JD Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 15, 12:54 p.m. ET

Our contributors and partner organizations shared both their reactions and important considerations for discussing the events in Charlottesville and considering how to move forward in our families, communities, organizations and in the media.


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