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In Miami, a Potential HIV Outbreak Under a Highway Underpass Raises Ethical Questions

AIDS United; Posted Oct 19, 3:19 p.m. ET

Homeless rights advocates are concerned by the heightened presence of authorities in a Miami encampment.

Prison Health Is Public Health: The Case for Testing and Treating Hepatitis C in Prisons

Andrew Reynolds, Positively Aware; Posted Oct 19, 1:18 p.m. ET

It is estimated that one-third of Americans with hepatitis C pass through the criminal justice system each year.

Hurricane Michael's Impact on People Living With HIV and How You Can Help

AIDS United; Posted Oct 19, 12:09 p.m. ET

People living with HIV in Florida's panhandle have been left to wonder not only where they will be able sleep tonight, but also where their next dose of antiretroviral medication will come from.

Do Some People Really Want to Get HIV? I Spoke to 'Bug Chasers' Around the World to Find Out

Jaime García-Iglesias, The Conversation; Posted Oct 18, 3:06 p.m. ET

Why would anybody want to get infected with HIV? That is what most people ask when they first hear about "bug chasing."

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?

 

He Said, She Said -- and What the Law Says

Chad Zawitz, M.D., Positively Aware; Posted Oct 18, 1:58 p.m. ET

A doctor who works with people with HIV who are incarcerated looks at two cases.

This Week in HIV Research: Gender Disparities Among the Formerly Incarcerated

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Oct 18, 1:01 p.m. ET

Post-incarceration HIV outcomes worse among women; no drug resistance despite apparent PrEP failure; cost-efficacy of adherence self-management; additional cancers in HIV-positive cancer survivors.

Ending Criminalization of HIV

Robert Suttle, Positively Aware; Posted Oct 17, 4:02 p.m. ET

Having experienced his own ordeal, activist Robert Suttle adamantly believes we are destined to win.

Message on Opioids From HIV Docs to Colleagues Is Clear: Get Training, Prescribe Buprenorphine, Save Lives

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO; Posted Oct 17, 2:06 p.m. ET

Although IDWeek is over, many conference presenters sought to impart one lasting message to their colleagues: Start treating your patients with opioid use disorder and get political about it.

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.

 

PositiveLinks: Mobile Intervention for People With HIV

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Oct 17, 12:52 p.m. ET

Study results of an intervention that includes a custom smartphone app tailored to the needs and preferences of a rural population of people with HIV living in the southern U.S.

Why My Ex and Best Friend Li and I Broke Up After 10 Years Together and Married Legally

Maria T. Mejia, The Well Project; Posted Oct 16, 3:55 p.m. ET

In this sad tale of immigration, HIV, and the insurmountable hurdles involved, Maria Mejia recounts the end of her marriage.

Combining Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Shows Promise

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Oct 16, 2:23 p.m. ET

Results from the first human trials of a dual broadly neutralizing antibodies regimen appeared effective, safe, and well tolerated.

What Is the State of the Art in HIV Treatment and Prevention?

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO; Posted Oct 16, 1:36 p.m. ET

With several new regimens nearing late-stage trials, a new generation of HIV antiretrovirals may soon be entering the marketplace.


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