CDC: U.S. Hispanics/Latinos Three Times More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV Than Whites, With Rising Rates in Gay Men
Josh Kruger, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 8, 1:08 p.m. ET
CDC acknowledges that "much work still needs to be done" to reach Latinos. Elicia Gonzales of Philadelphia's GALAEI says that funding limited to testing and linkage to care puts HIV prevention work into a vacuum that neglects the needs of many.
What's Hot in HIV Clinical Science
Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 8, 12:23 p.m. ET
What are the hottest developments in HIV clinical science over the past year? Physician-researcher Adaora Adimora, M.D., M.P.H., brought us a brief tour of key highlights at the start of the IDWeek 2015 medical conference in San Diego.
Learn Your Rights: Discrimination, HIV/AIDS, Addiction and Criminal Records
Legal Action Center; Posted Oct 8, 1:59 a.m. ET
This booklet from the Legal Action Center can help you avoid discrimination in employment, housing, health care and other areas -- and teach you what you can do if you are discriminated against.
Did Danny Pintauro's Appearance on The View Help or Hurt HIV Prevention?
Josh Kruger, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 7, 3:18 p.m. ET
"Be careful kids, and just say no," says Josh Kruger. "Otherwise, one day, you'll have to sit on a couch in a studio and suffer fools gladly, inadvertently perpetuating HIV stigma along the way, because you need to promote your inspirational speaking tour."
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?
Electronic Health Record and Drug Prescribing Warnings: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Oct 7, 3:11 p.m. ET
Paul Sax, M.D., examines the good, the bad and the ugly of drug-drug interaction warnings when prescribing HIV medications using an electronic health record (EHR).
An Open Letter to Danny Pintauro
Aaron Laxton, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 7, 12:33 p.m. ET
Aaron Laxton asks Danny Pintauro to be mindful of his actions and statements as a person with HIV, saying he could easily derail the work of others.
Treat All People Living With HIV, Offer Antiretrovirals as PrEP for People at Substantial Risk
World Health Organization; Posted Oct 6, 10:19 p.m. ET
Anyone living with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends.
Has the Affordable Care Act Helped People Get Good HIV Care?
Olivia Ford, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 6, 4:47 p.m. ET
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided thousands of people living with HIV with new health insurance coverage. But what has been the experience of people living with HIV in the ACA era?
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.
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Reflections on HIV and Privilege From a Conference of People With HIV
Ashton P. Woods, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 6, 1:03 p.m. ET
Reflecting on the recent Positive Living gathering, activist Ashton P. Woods reminds us that "HIV does not discriminate when it attacks its host. It is the system of privilege and socialized systems of belief that make HIV insidious."
The Role of PrEP for Transgender Women in Peru
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 6, 12:17 p.m. ET
According to a mathematical model, a combination of interventions -- including PrEP -- could drastically reduce HIV infection rates in transgender women in Peru.
Providing Education and Care for the Newly Diagnosed Patient
Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 5, 10:23 p.m. ET
An HIV diagnosis can be an extremely stressful event, and doctors might worry about how patients will handle the challenges facing them. Here's some guidance on providing education and care for newly diagnosed patients.
Starting HIV Treatment for Newly Diagnosed Patients
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 5, 10:23 p.m. ET
Here's a basic overview for care providers on starting HIV treatment for newly diagnosed patients, including when to start and what to start.
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