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The Lancet Says Decriminalizing Sex Work Could Significantly Reduce HIV Infections

Katherine Moriarty, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 23, 12:55 p.m. ET

The leading medical journal asserts that decriminalization of sex work could have the largest effect on the course of the HIV epidemic, stopping 33Ś46% of incident infections in the next 10 years.

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #3: The Global March and Candlelight Vigil

Mark S. King, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 23, 2:16 a.m. ET

In his most emotional video blog yet from the 20th International AIDS Conference, Mark S. King takes to the streets of Melbourne with activists for the HIV/AIDS mobilization march and candlelight vigil -- a pair of events that remind us all of why we're here, and why we're together in this global fight.

1 Day, 2 Courts, 2 Contradictory Rulings on Federal Taxes for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Sue Saltmarsh, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 22, 3:34 p.m. ET

The dissenting judge says the ruling "portends disastrous consequences," but the White House says it "does not have any practical impact on premium subsidies issued to HealthCare.gov enrollees now."

Overall HIV Diagnosis Rate Falls in U.S., but Rises for Young People

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 22, 2:04 p.m. ET

Even though HIV testing became more accessible, the total number of diagnoses dropped. However, rates rose for youth overall, and for older MSM.

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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?

 

2 Australian Men "Cleared" of HIV After Bone Marrow Transplants

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 22, 1:32 p.m. ET

Promising news, but call it remission rather than cure, for now: Seemingly HIV-free, they remain on antiretrovirals as precaution, due toárelapses in Mississippi and Boston.

Human Rights Violations Create HIV Risk Environment in the U.S. South

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 22, 12:58 p.m. ET

A Human Rights Watch researcher at AIDS 2014 asserts that international law on human rights and public health obligates the U.S. to provide education, care and rights for U.S. Southerners.

When Science Meets HIV Prevention, Pleasure Cannot Be Left Behind

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 22, 12:40 p.m. ET

Sexual decision-making includes the rational -- scientific data about how to reduce the risk of HIV transmissioná--ábut also desire and pleasure. At AIDS 2014, an august panel discussed theápleasure principles that should be a part of prevention methods, education and research.

Dutch Researcher, at AIDS 2014, Remembers the Friend He Lost on Flight MH17 (Video)

Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 22, 10:32 a.m. ET

Peter Reiss, M.D., Ph.D., worked closely in Amsterdam alongside Joep Lange, M.D., Ph.D., who died in the destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Reiss only managed to avoid being on MH17 himself thanks to an unusual decision to arrive at AIDS 2014 early.

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World Without AIDS: Update on HIV Cure and Vaccine Research

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 22, 1:04 a.m. ET

Getting to a world without HIV/AIDS is realistic, but still requires a lot of research, according to Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At AIDS 2014, heádiscussed the critical challenges that remain, including our mixed progress toward a cure or vaccine.

AIDS 2014 Video Blog #2: Criminals and Mannequins, Both Fighting HIV Stigma

Mark S. King, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 22, 12:10 a.m. ET

In Mark S. King's second video blog from AIDS 2014, he takes us inside a pre-conference event focused on HIV discrimination, hits the streets of Melbourne to offer a taste of how the conference is affecting the city, and gives us a sneak peek at what to expect this week out of the conference's Global Village.

Cacophony or Consensus? Snapshots of a Complicated AIDS Conference

Julie "JD" Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 21, 10:41 p.m. ET

AIDS 2014 opens with heartbreaking tributes andábreathtakingátestimonies, and spins into a whirlwind of events, analyses and demands for key populations, "undetectable for all," LGBT justice and more.

AIDS Crisis, or Funding Crisis: Call for Resources Comes From All Corners of AIDS 2014

Julie "JD" Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 21, 5:52 p.m. ET

Voices at AIDS 2014 echo around the world as community leaders caution that scientific breakthroughs won't reach their potential unless funding cuts stop and new resources are added.


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