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NIH Study Finds Calorie Restriction Lowers Some Risk Factors for Age-Related Diseases

National Institues of Health; Posted Sep 1, 4:06 p.m. ET

A new study finds that restricting calories may lower risk factors for age-related diseases and indicators associated with longer life span, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and insulin resistance.

Robert Grant on PrEP Dosing (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 1, 2:08 p.m. ET

PrEP is not intended for life, but as a way to bridge "seasons of risk" when people may be at a higher risk of contracting HIV, says Robert Grant, M.D., M.P.H., of the Gladstone Institutes.

Roy Gulick on the Evolution of HIV Treatment After 1996 (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 1, 1:50 p.m. ET

Today, new classes of antiretrovirals, such as attachment inhibitors, continue to be developed, and synthetic versions of naturally occurring antibodies -- broadly neutralizing antibodies -- are being studied for both HIV treatment and prevention.

A Gay HIV-Positive Chinese Immigrant Artist Rejects the Labels

Maia Paroginog, Visual AIDS; Posted Sep 1, 11:33 a.m. ET

Artist Tseng Kwong Chi's sister discusses his work, and how it reflected the life of an HIV-positive immigrant.

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?

 

Managing the Triple Threat: Strategies for Older Gay Men With HIV

James Masten, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Sep 1, 11:33 a.m. ET

What does it mean to live successfully in the face of ageism, homophobia and HIV stigma?

The Women From TV Are Now My Angels as I Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Joel Goldman, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Sep 1, 11:32 a.m. ET

Elizabeth Taylor was more than just a movie star or an icon. She was also a fierce advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS who inspires those in the field today.

Combining PKC Agonists and Bromodomain Inhibitors to Reverse HIV Latency

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Sep 1, 11:32 a.m. ET

Two recent studies report that combinations of candidate latency-reversing agents can potently activate HIV production by latently infected CD4+ cells in laboratory experiments.

Stabilize or Stimulate? A New Approach to Attacking the HIV Reservoir

Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Aug 31, 10:09 p.m. ET

A team of scientists are testing a novel approach to attacking the HIV reservoir, using a new drug called didehydro-cortistatin A (dCA) that inhibits reservoir activity.

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.

 

Highlights From the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines for HIV Care Providers

Gail Bolan, M.D., HIV Medicine Association; Posted Aug 31, 5:06 p.m. ET

STD screening not only identifies curable infections but STDs are also biologic markers of risk particularly for HIV transmission among some men who have sex with men (MSM).

Where Do I Fit In? PrEP and Transgender Men

Brandyn Gallagher, BETA; Posted Aug 31, 4:45 p.m. ET

There aren't guidelines about PrEP use for transgender men who have sex with men because there haven't been any studies specifically looking at how the drug works in our bodies.

Estimating How Frequently Latent HIV Reactivates

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Aug 31, 4:06 p.m. ET

An important strand of HIV cure research involves attempting to reduce the size of the persistent HIV reservoir, in hopes of delaying or -- better yet -- preventing viral load rebound when antiretroviral therapy is interrupted.

Sex After Sixty: Talking With Seniors About Sex

Karol Tapias, L.M.S.W., AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Aug 31, 1:24 p.m. ET

What "sex" means changes as we grow older. That also means our relationship to preventing HIV transmission and acquisition changes.


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