When People With HIV Became Suicide Bombers
Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. ET
"Anyone with HIV and a pissed off ex-lover should feel worried, since these cases often become a matter of whom you believe. "
Taking Your First HIV Med With the Encouragement of a Loved One
Joseph P, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 24, 3:01 p.m. ET
Joseph P had his filled prescription for three days before he actually look a pill. It took some words of encouragement to help him take the first step.
Introducing Project Haven (Video)
Nolan Hill, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 23, 5:00 p.m. ET
"I want to make sure everyone knows that you are not defined by your disease and that there's so much more, and that you are still you."
Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used
James Wilton, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 23, 1:00 p.m. ET
If a major study found "zero" cases of HIV transmission among mixed-status couples, why did it also find that the risk was higher than zero?
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?
Why So Anonymous?
Ben B., TheBody.com; Posted Apr 21, 5:01 p.m. ET
"Being an '80s kid/'90s teen means that my value system is dictated by how I was indoctrinated. Namely, that HIV is the very worst thing you could ever get."
HIV in the Blood and Gut: Exploring the Differences
Jeffrey Laurence, M.D., amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Apr 21, 3:01 p.m. ET
HIV doesn't treat all parts of the body equally -- a fact that has ramifications not just for the health of people with HIV, but also for our efforts to develop an HIV vaccine, recent research has found.
5 Years After My HIV Diagnosis
David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 21, 1:00 p.m. ET
David Duran was diagnosed with HIV in April 2009. Here, David recounts the alcohol-filled depression that followed, and the steps he took to dig himself out and find sobriety -- and his own inner strength.
How to Make HIV "Take Up Knitting"
Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 18, 3:15 p.m. ET
Much of the research on finding an HIV cure has focused on pulling HIV out of its hiding spots within the body. But what if we could alter a person's cells to prevent HIV from even reaching those hiding spots?
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.
PrEP's Unexpected Gifts: A Q&A With Adam Zeboski
BETA; Posted Apr 16, 3:00 p.m. ET
When 26-year-old Adam Zeboski started PrEP, he knew it would change his routine -- but he didn't know it would also change his activism. He's now a PrEP activist who champions gay men's empowerment.
Addressing the Issues of Women, HIV and Violence Together, Today and Every Day
Melissa Donze, AIDS United; Posted Apr 16, 1:00 p.m. ET
When we talk about the women's health, talking about HIV alone is never enough -- especially when women living with HIV are extremely vulnerable to violence.
Ben B., TheBody.com; Posted Apr 14, 5:10 p.m. ET
"That's where I'm at right now, people: completely wowed by those of us who can wear their status on their sleeves, for the greater good. I long for that, even though currently coming out of that closet terrifies me."
So Many Conditions, So Many Drugs
Stephanie Lynch, R.P.H., and Alice Tseng, Pharm.D., Positively Aware; Posted Apr 14, 3:00 p.m. ET
With more complications come more pills, vitamins and supplements -- and more potential for dangerous interactions.
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