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HCV Cure and the Long Road to Recovery

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jun 19, 1:10 p.m. ET

For many people, blood tests do not immediately normalize after hepatitis C cure and can take several years to do so.

Is There Still Room for HIV Prevention and Education at Pride?

George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Jun 19, 12:11 p.m. ET

How do community-based organizations see using Pride as a place for HIV education and information in the 21st century?

Candidate Kevin Mack Includes Life With HIV in Maryland Campaign

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Jun 18, 2:43 p.m. ET

An openly gay candidate running for the Maryland House of Delegates in the 15th District, Kevin Mack has a personal story unlike a typical political biography.

Party With a Purpose: New York's Best in Drag

Charles Sanchez, TheBody; Posted Jun 18, 2:05 p.m. ET

"The real winners of the night were The Alliance for Positive Change and GMHC, which not only partnered to make the evening happen but also raised much-needed funds to support programs at their respective agencies," writes Charles Sanchez.

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?

 

HCV Treatment in Advanced Liver Disease

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jun 18, 1:09 p.m. ET

Despite being cured of hepatitis C, "patients with advanced liver disease may still be at considerable risk of [developing symptoms associated with cirrhosis] and liver cancer," according to researchers in the Target Consortium.

Adherence 2018 Panel Tackles Violence and Its Impact on the HIV Care Continuum

Stephen Hicks, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 15, 12:57 p.m. ET

A panel at the 13th annual International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence discussed the ways in which violence complicates health outcomes for people with HIV.

Yes, HIV-Positive Men Can Become Fathers. Here's Two Providers Who Help Them

Kenyon Farrow, TheBody; Posted Jun 15, 11:57 a.m. ET

Almost nowhere do we have deep discussions about reproductive options for HIV-positive men, particularly cisgender straight men. Kenyon Farrow talked with HIVE's Shannon Weber and Guy Vandenberg about the issue.

Study Finds High Burden of Psychosocial Issues Among PEP Users

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jun 14, 4:25 p.m. ET

Researchers examining issues facing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) users found that 74% of study participants had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use.

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.

 

This Week in HIV Research: Self-Testing Passes a Big Test

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 14, 2:30 p.m. ET

HIV self-testing vs. professional HIV testing; the most effective influenza vaccine strategies for people with HIV; how age can affect flu vaccine efficacy; early HIV treatment and CD4:CD8 ratio normalization.

5 Things to Know About Medicaid Work Requirements

Phil Galewitz, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Posted Jun 14, 1:11 p.m. ET

The key issues in play when a U.S. District Court takes up a legal challenge to Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement on Friday.

Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

Kenyon Farrow, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 14, 12:29 p.m. ET

Providers and researchers at the Adherence 2018 Conference discussed the role of data and surveillance through several approaches and how they are being used to understand local and global epidemics, marshal resources, and mobilize stakeholders for interventions.

An Overview of Hepatitis C Transmission and Prevention

Alan Franciscus, HCV Advocate; Posted Jun 13, 1:57 p.m. ET

This fact sheet will describes transmission routes of hepatitis C and how to prevent its transmission.


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