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On Having Documentaries and Other Media Produced by People With HIV

Visual AIDS; Posted Mar 2, 12:45 p.m. ET

Filmmaker and activist Juanita Irman discusses the importance of people living with HIV in producing media that reflects their own experiences.

PrEP Enrollment: Where Are the Young Black Guys?

Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Mar 2, 12:44 p.m. ET

How do we get PrEP -- the HIV prevention pill -- into the hands of young black gay men?

Efavirenz Dosed at 400 mg Provides Adequate Cerebrospinal Fluid Exposure

Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base; Posted Mar 2, 12:42 p.m. ET

Although 400 mg efavirenz (EFV) is gives cerebrospinal fluid exposure (CSF) exposure of EFV above that required for HIV suppression, exposure of metabolites might still be within the concentration range associated with toxicities -- according to findings from the ENCORE1 trial.

Markers of Immune Exhaustion Predict Post-Treatment Control in HIV Patients

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 27, 6:37 p.m. ET

Biomarkers of immune exhaustion were associated with how long a patient was able to control HIV after treatment was interrupted, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.

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?

 

Women Living With HIV Discuss Finding Their Self-Love

Visual AIDS; Posted Feb 27, 6:33 p.m. ET

LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN (LPW) is an ogoing project establish by Visual AIDS artist Jessica Whitbread. In this interview, Marissa Smith, an early collaborator of the project, discusses the importance of self-love and self-care.

What Can We Do to Improve the Health of Gay Black Men?

Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Feb 27, 6:32 p.m. ET

We know that black gay and bisexual men have the highest rates of infections -- in this piece from BETA Blog, three experts weigh in on the unique challenges and issues this population faces in the fight against HIV.

Global Fund Releases End-of-2014 Numbers

HIV i-Base; Posted Feb 27, 6:31 p.m. ET

The number of people receiving antiretroviral therapy through programs supported by the Global Fund reached an estimated 7.3 million by the end of 2014, a 20% increase over a year earlier.

Ben Young: CROI 2015 Data Bolster the Call for Initiative to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Julie "JD" Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 27, 2:58 p.m. ET

The IAPAC leader cites CROI 2015 PrEP data, implementation science findings and the vision of PEPFAR head Deborah Birx as compelling evidence for the urgency of the Fast-Track Cities Initiative. The biggest barrier, he says, is not a lack of data or tools, but a "shortage of imagination."

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ACT UP, Eat Hors d'Oeuvres? Strange Days, Missing Histories at CROI 2015

Cassie Warren, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Feb 27, 1:57 p.m. ET

Cassie Warren of Chicago's Broadway Youth Center reports that, despite momentum to end the epidemic, there are some very clear ways that we are failing.

PrEP: So Effective, It's Unheard Of

Evan J. Peterson, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 27, 9:39 a.m. ET

PrEP may be the most effective HIV prevention tool that people have never heard of. Why is that?

Partners PrEP Demo Project: Near Elimination of HIV Transmission With ART and PrEP

Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Feb 26, 4:25 p.m. ET

The treatment strategy -- providing PrEP to the HIV-negative partner only until the HIV-positive partner had been on HIV meds for six months, permitting time to achieve viral suppression -- proved highly successful.

Inflammation Persists Despite Very Early HIV Treatment

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 25, 10:18 p.m. ET

Biomarkers of inflammation increase during acute HIV infection and remain elevated despite early suppressive antiretroviral therapy, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.


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