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Sorting Adherence Risk Factors to Shape Better Adherence Care

Mark Mascolini, The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy; Posted Sep 22, 5:33 p.m. ET

Potential reasons for poor antiretroviral adherence -- and for good adherence -- seem limited only by the imagination of adherence researchers.

The Trump Administration's Plan B on Health Care: Make the ACA Fail

AIDS United; Posted Sep 22, 2:53 p.m. ET

Should the ACA still be the law of the land come Oct. 1, the next big challenge for HIV and health care advocates will be fighting back against the Trump administration's underhanded efforts to drive down enrollment in ACA marketplaces.

HIV Criminalization Update: Some U.S. Nondisclosure Laws Advance, While Others Recede

Victoria Law, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 22, 1:13 p.m. ET

The past several weeks have brought good news from California and Idaho; bad news from Maryland and Massachusetts; and signs of hope from Ohio, as well as our national neighbors to the north.

Next Steps: How to Find a Provider, Knowing Your Rights and More

Enid Vázquez, Positively Aware; Posted Sep 22, 12:26 p.m. ET

A rundown of some of the basic things you should know if you have been recently diagnosed with HIV.

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?

 

Hepatitis C Is Threatening Our Youth

Lucinda K. Porter, R.N., HCV Advocate; Posted Sep 22, 12:05 p.m. ET

The opioid crisis is causing a surge in the number of hepatitis C cases among young people.

This Week in HIV Research: It's Not Too Late to Quit

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 22, 11:27 a.m. ET

Among four noteworthy studies we highlight this week is a new addition to the vast mountain of evidence tying lung cancer risk to smoking -- but with an HIV-specific twist, and a caldera of hope for those who quit.

Correcting Mistakes and Misperceptions in Managing Antiretroviral Adherence

Mark Mascolini, The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy; Posted Sep 21, 4:22 p.m. ET

"There's a substantial patient population that continues to struggle with adherence," says Seth Kalichman, Ph.D., "and we have to target this select group for added support."

Living Well With HIV: Tips for Living Healthier and Smarter, Whether You're Newly Diagnosed or Not

Peter Shalit, M.D., Ph.D., Positively Aware; Posted Sep 21, 2:16 p.m. ET

Not everyone is able to start treatment right away. Peter Shalit, M.D., Ph.D., anwers some questions you might consider before making the commitment to starting treatment.

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 Tick Saliva Reduce Heart Disease in People With HIV?

Martha Kempner, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 21, 1:19 p.m. ET

Some scientists believe that the very thing that makes ticks good at spreading disease -- their saliva -- might also be able to reduce heart disease in people living with HIV.

Hepatitis C in Prisons

Alan Franciscus, HCV Advocate; Posted Sep 21, 10:31 a.m. ET

"Like it or not, if we are ever going to eliminate hepatitis C, we are going to have to test and treat prisoners," Alan Franciscus writes.

My Journey Through Health Care and HIV as a Black American

George M. Johnson, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 20, 4:03 p.m. ET

For George M. Johnson, a recent panel discussion was the culmination of his tri-fold existence -- as a human, a worker and an activist -- where he could share the totality of his experience as a black man living with HIV.

Dozens of Countries Left Out of New PEPFAR Strategy, Threatening Global AIDS Response

Health GAP; Posted Sep 20, 1:55 p.m. ET

The plan takes the foot off the gas for more than 37 countries PEPFAR does not designate as "priority," leaving behind millions of people living with HIV due to a lack of resources and a waning commitment to evidence-based strategies.


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