Pipeline ART: Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF)
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Mar 28, 3:34 p.m. ET
Of several new pipeline compounds with new data at CROI 2015, the most advanced in development was tenofovir alafenomide (TAF), the new version of tenofovir.
Case of HIV Remission: 10 Years Off Treatment for Patient Treated During Seroconversion
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Mar 28, 3:31 p.m. ET
An interesting case study was reported as a poster at CROI 2015, of a U.K. patient whose viral load has remained undetectable for more than ten years since stopping antiretroviral therapy in 2004. This was despite viral failure on earlier treatment and persistence of a detectable viral reservoir.
#FreeBlackGayMen Builds Solidarity for Michael Tiger Mandingo Johnson
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 27, 10:38 p.m. ET
As the case of Michael "Tiger Mandingo" Johnson awaits trial, The Counter Narrative Project, led by Charles Stephens, is galvanizing support for the young man faced with criminal charges.
S**t Said to Poz Guys Online
Patrick Ingram, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 27, 4:50 p.m. ET
When it comes to online dating, HIV-positive guys have heard a wide range of stigmatizing things from potential partners. Here are a few they've heard.
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?
How Do We Overcome the Challenges of Accessing PrEP?
Terri Wilder and Julie "JD" Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 27, 4:24 p.m. ET
We asked some of the leading minds in HIV to identify barriers people have when trying to obtain pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how to overcome them.
Crossing the HIV Threshold
Murray Jose-Boerbridge, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 27, 3:46 p.m. ET
When it comes to crossing thresholds, whether physical or psychological, everything changes and there is no turning back, especially on one's HIV journey.
Chatting About the Road to Undetectable
RonniLyn Pustil, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 27, 3:38 p.m. ET
Collectively, these four Canadians have been undetectable for over 23 years -- and they have stories to share.
The Bubble-Gut Dilemma
Rev. Andrena Ingram, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 27, 12:57 p.m. ET
Pastor Andrena Ingram has some harsh truths to tell you about her tummy. But, this is the truth of her experience … even if it is TMI.
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It Takes Guts: Probiotics and Other Strategies for Digestion Health and HIV
George M. Carter, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 27, 9:38 a.m. ET
What should people with HIV know about probiotics, supplements or other approaches to digestive health? Take a ride through the long, fascinating tube called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with George Carter of the New York Buyer's Club and find out!
Indiana Governor Advocates for Temporary Needle Exchange in Statewide HIV Outbreak
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 26, 11:38 p.m. ET
After an HIV outbreak in Southeastern Indiana, the governor has instituted a short-term needle exchange program. However, the temporary nature of the program has many wondering if it's enough, and whether the governor is ignoring good public health policy.
Forgetting ACT UP and Reducing the Past to One Moment
Ted Kerr, Visual AIDS; Posted Mar 26, 10:44 p.m. ET
Coming out of an event in New York City, this piece discusses what happens when we continuously remember ACT UP instead of remembering all the activism that happened in the AIDS crisis.
Why Frontiers Must Retract HIV/AIDS Denialist Paper
Kenneth Witwer, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 26, 5:01 p.m. ET
Not all viewpoints have equal value, and some viewpoints have no place in a reputable setting, says Kenneth Witwer, as HIV/AIDS denialism remains dangerous to the extent it is tolerated in credible forums.
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