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Tips on Taking Your HIV Medication Every Day

HIV.gov; Posted Dec 12, 4:33 p.m. ET

Here are some tips that may help you take every dose of your HIV medication and a look at some challenges you might face taking your HIV medication every day.

Losing My Religion: He Lost His Church, but Joshua Stovall Found His Faith

Rick Guasco, Positively Aware; Posted Dec 12, 1:18 p.m. ET

Growing up in his father's church, Joshua Stovall had a religious upbringing. But it wasn't until he became HIV-positive that he discovered the real meaning of faith.

Gay Men Who Use Crystal Meth Need Integrated Care

Rod Knight , The Conversation; Posted Dec 12, 12:27 p.m. ET

"[I]ntegrating sexual health services and substance use care for gay and queer men who use meth can work."

Optimizing HIV and Hepatitis C Continuum of Care Outcomes for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations

Jeanine Barone, TheBodyPRO; Posted Dec 12, 11:41 a.m. ET

Curt G. Beckwith, M.D., and Sugi Min, his mentee, discuss their clinical research focused on improving the diagnosis, treatment, and longitudinal care of HIV infection among substance users, particularly those in the criminal justice system.

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?

 

Italian Study Explores Dual Drug Regimens as Maintenance Treatment

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Dec 11, 1:09 p.m. ET

Researchers found that around 90% of participants who were switched to a dual drug regimen maintained a suppressed viral load over the course of the study.

Can PrEP on Demand for HIV Prevention Work in the U.S.? Experts Answer Your Questions

Sam Avrett, TheBodyPRO; Posted Dec 11, 12:43 p.m. ET

A standing-room-only crowd discusses "2-1-1" intermittent or "on demand" PrEP at last week's Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit in Los Angeles.

Gay Men: It's Time to Stop Calling the Police on One Another for HIV Non-Disclosure

Kenyon Farrow, TheBody; Posted Dec 11, 11:50 a.m. ET

"No gay or bisexual men, as maligned as we all are still in the world, should ever think the best solution to deal with HIV ... is to use the police and the specter of a prison sentence," Kenyon Farrow writes.

Meet Health Equity Hero Yolo Akili Robinson

Sarah Hashmall, AIDS United; Posted Dec 10, 2:52 p.m. ET

The executive director and founder of the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) recently oversaw a multimillion-dollar NIH research initiative focusing on improving health outcomes for young black and Latino men.

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.

 

Getting Clergy to Step Out on Faith With HIV Education and Mobilization

Jeanine Barone, TheBodyPRO; Posted Dec 10, 2:11 p.m. ET

How much of a role do community faith-based public health programs play in reducing the disparity we see among African Americans contracting HIV?

Keeping an Eye on Intellectual Property Issues in HIV Cure and Prevention Research

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Dec 10, 1:16 p.m. ET

"As exemplified by the AZT protests, advocates have long pointed out the injustice of excessive, access-limiting profiteering on treatments developed with public support."

With the House of Representatives Now in Democratic Hands, Here's What the Birddog Nation Activists Have Planned for Health Care in 2019

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Dec 10, 12:23 p.m. ET

The activists have big plans for using their techniques to pressure the new Congress into inching toward universal health care in the years ahead.

Stop Blaming PrEP for the Rise in STIs -- the Picture Is More Complex Than That

Oli Stevens and T Charles Witzel, The Conversation; Posted Dec 7, 1:59 p.m. ET

"PrEP ... must not be cast as the lone villain in the syphilis crisis, nor MSM engaging in chemsex cast as debauched vectors of transmission."


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