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Women and HIV

The Well Project; Posted Feb 15, 1:58 p.m. ET

This fact sheet includes a look at current statistics; discusses how HIV and HIV treatment concerns are different for men and women; and explores gynecological issues and pregnancy.

De-Simplifying Single-Tablet Regimens for HIV Treatment

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Feb 15, 1:38 p.m. ET

A Canadian study of this cost-saving approach found high acceptance of de-simplification among people already on a single-tablet regimen, and even higher rates among people who were just initiating single-tablet treatment.

This Week in HIV Research: Rethinking PrEP Guidelines

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Feb 14, 5:04 p.m. ET

Alternate PrEP guideline recommendations; partner notification and onward HIV transmission; shifting causes of death among HIV/HCV-coinfected people; correlates of lower adherence among people on methadone maintenance.

I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

Aaron Anderson, TheBody; Posted Feb 13, 12:57 p.m. ET

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being 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?

 

Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

JD Davids, TheBody; Posted Feb 12, 12:16 p.m. ET

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.

Positive Women's Network Launches Online Advocacy Tool for People Living With HIV

George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Feb 11, 2:22 p.m. ET

The U.S.'s largest network of women living with HIV ramps up its strategy to develop more grassroots leaders -- and invites you to take action.

HIV Advocates Should Work With the Trump Administration to End the HIV Epidemic on Our Terms

Drew Gibson, TheBody; Posted Feb 8, 11:42 a.m. ET

We have no reason to trust President Trump's State of the Union announcement on HIV -- and that's precisely why we should work with the administration anyway, Drew Gibson contends.

This Week in HIV Research: Don't Assume PrEP Use Increases STI Rates

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Feb 7, 3:11 p.m. ET

Study of young black MSM finds no link between PrEP uptake and STI incidence; HIV risk scores and PrEP usage; impact of youth-tailored HIV services; long-acting antiretroviral interest among younger people with HIV.

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.

 

'We Will Defeat AIDS in America': What's Behind Trump's State of the Union Announcement

David Thorpe, TheBody; Posted Feb 7, 1:50 p.m. ET

While some HIV advocates are hopeful about the announcement, some worry that other Trump policies negate any real prospects for positive change.

Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

JD Davids, TheBody; Posted Feb 6, 2:02 p.m. ET

Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Responsible for 10% of New HIV Infections Among MSM, According to New Study

Martha Kempner, TheBodyPRO; Posted Feb 6, 12:23 p.m. ET

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the U.S. A recent study explored whether chlamydia and gonorrhea infections have a direct relationship to HIV rates and, if so, how large the impact is.

Insufficient Food Linked to Inflammation in HIV-Positive Women

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Feb 5, 11:08 a.m. ET

Women who experienced food insecurity were more likely to have elevated levels of inflammation. Researchers suspect that food insecurity causes stress, and this stress in turn raises inflammation in HIV-positive women.


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