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Kicking ASS: Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS Take Control of Their Destiny

David Duran, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Jan 30, 2:33 p.m. ET

What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome (ASS) and how can you kick it to the curb?

Evotaz, New Once-Daily HIV Drug, Approved by FDA

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jan 30, 8:33 a.m. ET

The new single-tablet combination drug contains 300 mg of the protease inhibitor atazanavir (Reyataz) and 150 mg of the pharmacokinetic booster cobicistat (Tybost).

Am I Too Worried About Getting HIV?

Martha Kempner, TheBody.com; Posted Jan 29, 11:11 p.m. ET

Many people are understandably concerned about contracting HIV -- but the anxiety and fear can become overwhelming. TheBody.com's team of experts help readers separate healthy caution from unnecessary worry. We're here for you.

Hepatitis C Drug Victrelis (Boceprevir) Gets Pulled by Manufacturer

Project Inform; Posted Jan 28, 3:37 p.m. ET

Merck has announced that they will stop the manufacture and distribution of their hepatitis C drug Victrelis by December 2015. This decision is based purely on business and not due to any safety issues with the medication.

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?

 

Anal Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Erin N. Marcus, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Jan 28, 12:12 p.m. ET

Anal paps aren't indicated for everyone, but are becoming part of routine care for certain populations. Do you need them?

Analysis Linking Depo-Provera to HIV Risk Deepens Debate on the Injectable Contraceptive

Katherine Moriarty, Posted Jan 27, 11:02 p.m. ET

While the new meta-analysis of observational cohorts indicates an elevated risk of HIV acquisition, the implications for contraception policy or individual use are less clear. 

Making a Video Game About HIV

Warren Tong, TheBody.com; Posted Jan 27, 4:09 p.m. ET

TheBody.com spoke with Ilya Polyakov and Stephen Borden, two of the game developers for I'm Positive, to learn about the inspiration behind the game and plans for its future.

An HIV Doctor Tells You If Undetectable Really Is the New Negative

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Jan 27, 2:58 p.m. ET

Are being undetectable and being negative the same thing? Dr. Joel Gallant weighs in on whether undetectable is the new negative.

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.

 

Can I Skip a Dose of My HIV Meds After 2 in 1 Day?

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Jan 27, 2:53 p.m. ET

Can skipping a dose of your daily med pose a problem? What if you take two the next day? Dr. Joel Gallant has the answer.

Can Statins Help to Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jan 27, 2:38 p.m. ET

Previous studies suggest that HIV-positive people who use statins may be at reduced risk for HIV-related cancers, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now researchers in Milan, Italy, have scoured the medical records of HIV-positive ART users to investigate the potential anti-cancer effect of statins.

One on One: Maria Davis Speaks Out

Jeff Berry, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Jan 27, 2:36 p.m. ET

Maria Davis, a rising activist and voice for older women living with HIV talks about her life, finding love and living with HIV.

Antiretroviral Neurotoxicity May Cause Cognitive Problems

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jan 27, 12:34 a.m. ET

"There is compelling evidence that antiretroviral drugs are potentially toxic to neuronal cells," which may be "setting up the conditions for chronic inflammation common to many neurodegenerative diseases, including HIV-associated cognitive dysfunction," according to a recent study.


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