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This 'Magnetic Couple' Runs to End Stigma

Brandon Strawn and Daniel Eggert, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Aug 14, 4:08 p.m. ET

"We have been together for more than a year as a magnetic couple, (one positive and one negative). We are honored to share our story with the world while both running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, raising money to end the HIV epidemic and to end the stigma that surrounds it."

Amazed by How Far Science Has Advanced in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV

Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody; Posted Aug 14, 12:52 p.m. ET

"I now know that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has come along way because I saw a TV commercial for Truvada," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "That literally made me tear up."

HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Africa's Growing Teen and Young Adults Are Central to Future World Progress

Sam Avrett, TheBodyPRO; Posted Aug 14, 11:40 a.m. ET

For the world's HIV epidemics to be controlled, effective community-based prevention programs reaching adolescents and young people, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, need to be developed, funded, and scaled up.

Neighbors Rally Outside Former Nursing Home for HIV Patients

George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Aug 13, 2:33 p.m. ET

Last week, a group of neighbors in New York City, led by a small grassroots organization called Neighbors to Save Rivington House, gathered to fight the redevelopment of the former health care facility for people living with HIV into expensive housing.

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?

 

Pilot Study Finds Intense Exercise Is Good for Older HIV-Positive Men

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 13, 1:58 p.m. ET

In a recent study, older men who engaged in high-intensity aerobic exercise (but not moderate intensity) showed a significantly increased their ability to maximize their use of oxygen.

Are We Doing Enough to Prevent Another Scott County? Probably Not

AIDS United; Posted Aug 13, 12:29 p.m. ET

Thanks to an injection drug use-fueled HIV outbreak there which resulted in 200 people contracting the virus, Scott County is now shorthand for the type of syndemic opioid-related disaster that HIV advocates and public health experts are worried will happen again.

Support for My Clemency Application, Update of Oregon HIV Criminalization Laws

Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody; Posted Aug 10, 12:51 p.m. ET

In Oregon, CAP is working to limit the ability of prosecutors to use HIV status to enhance the severity of sentencing.

Violence, Stigma, and Poverty Shape HIV Risk of Transgender Women in India: An Interview With Abhina Aher

Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBody; Posted Aug 10, 12:22 p.m. ET

Abhina Aher discusses her poster presented at AIDS 2018 focusing on the major barriers to service access that transgender people are facing in India.

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.

 

Issues Unrelated to HIV Are Affecting Survival

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 9, 2:33 p.m. ET

In a recent analysis, researchers found that deaths from complications unrelated to AIDS were twice as high as deaths due to AIDS-related complications.

This Week in HIV Research: Another Notch in the 'Treatment as Prevention' Belt

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Aug 9, 1:59 p.m. ET

"Opposites Attract" study piles on more data backing U=U; mixed results on enhanced HIV interventions among African sex workers; the tipping point for re-engagement in HIV care; thyroid function in the modern treatment era.

65-Year-Old HIV Hero Competes in Gay Games

Charles Sanchez, TheBody; Posted Aug 9, 12:48 p.m. ET

Stephen Kovacev, a 65-year-old HIV-positive athlete and cancer survivor, is competing in the quadrennial Gay Games in Paris.

His Lifelong Journey to Being Poz and Proud

Rae Colyer, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Aug 9, 12:17 p.m. ET

Rae Colyer tells the story of his older brother, from coming out as gay as a teen to receiving an HIV diagnosis, and eventually finding love and a new purpose in HIV activism.


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