A Longtime HIV Survivor Shares Concerns From Quebec
Pierre , TheBody.com; Posted Dec 12, 5:00 p.m. ET
As a senior who "has been through a lot of despair," as Pierre writes, he shares many of his concerns of growing older with HIV, including finances, loneliness and good health.
10 HIV/AIDS Stories That Defined 2013 in the U.S.
Rod McCullom, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 12, 3:01 p.m. ET
It's been 32 years since the first news reports on HIV, and each year still brings major new developments in the pandemic. Here are 10 stories that kept the media buzzing in 2013.
Engagement in Care: A Final Frontier of HIV Medicine
Tim Horn, Treatment Action Group; Posted Dec 12, 1:00 p.m. ET
"Viral load suppression remains the holy grail of HIV care," but "far too many people living with HIV ... aren't accessing the care they need," writes Tim Horn for Treatment Action Group.
Reclaiming My Life, Beyond HIV -- and Finding the MAGIC!
Sherri Beachfront Lewis, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 11, 5:00 p.m. ET
"I was free. Free to love, fall in love and be the attraction I was before HIV. After all, I am not HIV. I am Sherri."
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.
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?
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?
Sexual Risk Lower Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men Who Accurately Know Their HIV Status
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Dec 11, 3:00 p.m. ET
Exactly how much protection from HIV can knowing your status provide? A new study tries to answer this question among gay and bisexual men.
HIV, Intersectionality and the Generation Gap
Becky Allen, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 10, 5:01 p.m. ET
"HIV is an intersectional issue: It can affect anyone, but is made worse by racism, homophobia, and misogyny, not to mention poverty and our culture's responses to addiction."
10 Curious Questions Asked About HIV Transmission in 2013
TheBody.com; Posted Dec 10, 3:00 p.m. ET
Can you get HIV from laundry detergent? Champagne? Your own blood? The questions on our "Ask the Experts" forums can get, as Alice in Wonderland might say, "Curiouser and curiouser."
HPV Associated With Increased Risk of HIV in Men
CDC National Prevention Information Network; Posted Dec 10, 1:12 p.m. ET
A large study out of Kenya finds that people with one occurrence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a common sexually transmitted disease, had double the risk of becoming HIV positive.
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I Am Thankful
Brian Ledford, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 9, 5:00 p.m. ET
"There are many in our community who are not so lucky, who do not have access to health care, medications, support systems, or many of the other things we do not think about."
Young Gay Men and HIV/AIDS: A Global Epidemic (Infographic)
TheBody.com; Posted Dec 9, 3:00 p.m. ET
In every region of the world, two things are true: 1) Young people and gay men are at increased risk for HIV, and 2) young gay men are in greater danger than older gay men. This infographic explains why.
Six Approaches to Improving Long-Term HIV Treatment Adherence
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Dec 9, 1:01 p.m. ET
Correctly and consistently taking HIV medications has always been important -- and even though HIV treatment today is easier to take (and less toxic) than ever, adherence can still be a challenge.
My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now
Aaron Laxton, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 7, 1:17 p.m. ET
Aaron Laxton received news on June 6, 2011, that he is HIV positive. Luckily for us, he made a decision to record his experiences so he could help others with HIV. In these videos, he recounts the highs and lows of his HIV treatment journey.
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