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Spotlight on: #HeartHealth and People Living With HIV

AIDS.gov; Posted Feb 22, 4:26 p.m. ET

February is heart health month, a perfect time to focus our attention on an important area of concern in the HIV community: cardiovascular health.

Never Give Up

Steven Williams, HIVE; Posted Feb 22, 1:52 p.m. ET

"One of the few things I've learned in life is that if you stay positive and constantly ask the universe, eventually you do get what you want," Steven Williams writes.

CROI Shows the Importance of 90-90-90

UNAIDS; Posted Feb 22, 1:23 p.m. ET

A number of important updates were announced at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that have shown the importance of, and ways to achieve, the 90-90-90 targets.

What If I Told You the Project Inform Staff Was Hilarious?

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Feb 22, 12:55 p.m. ET

"A sense of humor helps, especially when you work for an organization with a mission statement that addresses an enormous and sometimes nightmarish public health crisis," Mark S. King writes.

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?

 

Coming 'Youth Bulge' Presents HIV Responses With Impetus, Obstacles, Opportunities

Antigone Barton, Science Speaks; Posted Feb 22, 12:14 p.m. ET

The prospect of a coming explosion of teenagers, across countries that are struggling now to control the spread and impacts of HIV, is daunting.

Rocquel and Lilieth

Rocquel McCray, HIVE; Posted Feb 21, 4:04 p.m. ET

"Understand that you can find love and can live a long healthy lifestyle after being diagnosed HIV/AIDS," Rocquel McCray writes.

HIV Court Nightmare Ends for Olympian Darren Chiacchia

HIV Justice Network; Posted Feb 21, 3:17 p.m. ET

The unsupportable charges caused an eight-year journey through the court system for a case that lacked merit from the beginning.

Advocating at AIDSWatch Georgia 2017

Shyronn Jones, Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Feb 21, 2:43 p.m. ET

Shyronn Jones writes about her passion to educate Georgia state representatives about the important issues at stake for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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.

 

Born to Break Barriers: A Conversation With Arianna Lint

Sarah Hashmall, AIDS United; Posted Feb 21, 1:27 p.m. ET

After educating herself about HIV and getting involved in her community, Arianna has emerged as a leading HIV and transgender rights activist.

Hard to Say Who's to Blame for 'Patient Zero'?

Aless Piper, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 21, 12:30 p.m. ET

"The experts thought [HIV] was transmitted through sex," Aless Piper writes, "but for a long time, certainly most of the time in which Dugas was sexually active, that wasn't verifiable fact."

Back to the Future: A New HIV Medication Offers Hope to Those Who've Exhausted Their Options

Enid Vázquez, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Feb 20, 12:10 p.m. ET

In a way, the story of ibalizumab is a time travel tale back to 1994, before any protease inhibitor drugs were approved.

Aging, and Thriving, With HIV

Enid Vázquez, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Feb 20, 12:10 p.m. ET

Long-term survivors gather for a forum hosted by TPAN.


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