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PleasePrEPMe.org and Project Inform Launch New PrEP Navigation Manual in California

Alan McCord, Project Inform; Posted Aug 18, 1:22 p.m. ET

"Helping People Access PrEP: A Frontline Provider Manual on PrEP Research, Care and Navigation" provides a wide range of information to aid the daily work that frontline staff engage in to support PrEP access and adherence.

Imprisoned HIV Activist Creates Beauty Behind Bars

Victoria Law, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 18, 12:53 p.m. ET

There was a time when Brian Carmichael saw a piece of metal and thought, "Man, that would make a mean knife." Now, he spots discarded cardboard and thinks, "Man, I could make a really beautiful vase out of that."

Comment on CDC Correcting Misleading HIV Conception Guidance, Responding to Community Pressure

TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 18, 12:24 p.m. ET

"We were, frankly, shocked and appalled to see a CDC guidance rife with outdated and misleading information that implied otherwise," JD Davids states. "Today, CDC has not only corrected these errors but also released an updated analysis that shows respect for both the strength of the data and for people living with HIV."

HIV Tied to Greater Erectile Dysfunction Among Men Over 45

Roger Pebody, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 18, 11:49 a.m. ET

A Dutch cohort study of men who have sex with men (MSM) over the age of 45 finds that HIV infection and lopinavir/ritonavir use each are independently associated with decreased erectile function.

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?

 

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."

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.

 

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.


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