New Research Provides Clarity on Questions of HIV-Related Accelerated Aging
AIDS United; Posted Apr 23, 4:26 p.m. ET
Researchers surveyed earlier this month by the Washington Post added a critical dimension to the current understanding of accelerated aging.
The Future of HIV Therapy
W. David Hardy, M.D., Positively Aware; Posted Apr 23, 3:45 p.m. ET
New strategies are here, more are on the way, and the future of ART remains bright, according to W. David Hardy, M.D.
I Wrote 'The Truth About the 7,000.' Now What?
Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Apr 23, 2:00 p.m. ET
Mark S. King's essay in POZ Magazine has struck a nerve, with massive views and shares on social media. So, how do we create "spaces where people can be candid about their own treatment challenges and look for solutions?"
Has Anyone Gotten HIV When They Were on PrEP?
Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T., TheBody; Posted Apr 20, 5:09 p.m. ET
One of the persisting fears people may have when starting PrEP is wondering whether a risk remains of contracting HIV while on PrEP without using an additional barrier method.
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.
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?
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?
In Massachusetts, a Troubling Cluster of New HIV Infections Among Injection Drug Users
AIDS United; Posted Apr 20, 4:14 p.m. ET
Preliminary data from the Lowell and Lawrence region shows 52 new HIV cases in 2017 among injection drug users, compared to 23 in 2016.
Name HIV Activists Fiercer Than the Positive Women's Network. I'll Wait.
Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Apr 20, 1:35 p.m. ET
Mark S. King feels the love at Positive Women's Network - USA's Speak Up! National Leadership Summit for Women.
M184V Mutation Associated With Increased Risk of Viral Blip but Not Viral Failure With 3TC-Based Dual Therapy
Satyajit Das, HIV i-Base; Posted Apr 20, 1:04 p.m. ET
A retrospective analysis presented at CROI 2018 looked at risk of viral rebound in people who switched to lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC)-based dual antiretroviral therapy.
So, You Want to Write for TheBodyPRO
TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 20, 12:34 p.m. ET
What a coincidence: We want you to write for us, too!
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The Cranky Queer's Guide to Chronic Illness
JD Davids, TheBody; Posted Apr 20, 11:55 a.m. ET
"We've got a lot to talk about; we can help each other through," JD Davids writes.
This Week in HIV Research: How Discrimination Feeds Cigarette Use
Tobacco use and HIV discrimination; enhancing viral suppression after prison with naltrexone; asymptomatic myocardial impairment during acute HIV infection; undetectability and yellow fever vaccine efficacy.
Hepatitis C Positive Organ Donors -- Coming Soon to a Transplant Center Near You
Paul E. Sax, M.D., NEJM Journal Watch; Posted Apr 19, 12:57 p.m. ET
Transplant programs are now studying the safety of conducting transplants from HCV-infected donors into HCV-uninfected recipients, then treating with HCV therapy.
Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Rears Its Head in the Trump Administration: Here's What We Should Do to Stop It
Drew Gibson, TheBody; Posted Apr 19, 12:30 p.m. ET
The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to roll back the objectively successful, evidence-based sexual education and family planning programs implemented by the Obama administration.
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