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Supreme Court Declines Transgender Military Ban Cases; Permits Enforcement of Ban for Now

Lambda Legal; Posted Jan 22, 4:49 p.m. ET

"For more than 30 months, transgender troops have been serving our country openly with valor and distinction, but now the rug has been ripped out from under them, once again," Lambda Legal Counsel Peter Renn said.

R. Kelly, Sexual Predators, and HIV in a Society Where Black Girls Don't Matter

Evany Turk , TheBody; Posted Jan 22, 11:56 a.m. ET

The Lifetime documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly' has helped highlight how sexual assault impacts young black girls and teens. Evany Turk explains how ending rape culture is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.

On TheBodyPRO.com: Pharma Payments to Doctors Associated With Spike in Opioid Deaths; Implications for HIV Epidemic

Kenyon Farrow, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jan 18, 12:43 p.m. ET

After years of anecdotes and speculation, harm reduction and pharma watchdog advocates have data to back claims that the spike in opioid deaths in the U.S. can be tied to pharmaceutical companies marketing highly addictive opioids to doctors.

This Week in HIV Research: Renal Upsides for Tenofovir Alafenamide

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jan 17, 3:49 p.m. ET

E/C/F/TAF viability for dialysis patients; TAF safety following renal damage; mental health needs for American Indians; parenting desires of people 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?

 

I'm a Young, White, Gay Man Living With HIV; Here's How I Became Committed to Racial Justice

Michael Lamb, TheBody; Posted Jan 17, 1:10 p.m. ET

Michael Lamb was a white gay man who thought he knew it all. Then he was diagnosed with HIV, and he realized that if he wanted to end HIV stigma and racism, he had to start with himself.

In Tijuana, Caravan Migrants Met With Xenophobia and HIV Discrimination but Find Support

Giuliani Alvarenga, TheBody; Posted Jan 16, 4:06 p.m. ET

As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.

On TheBodyPRO.com: How to Support African LGBTQ Immigrants at Risk for HIV in the U.S.

Sam Avrett, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jan 15, 2:28 p.m. ET

As the Trump Administration makes it harder for immigrants to enter the U.S. and access services, understanding the challenges and needs of African LGBTQ iImmigrants is critical for providers.

'POZ ROZ' Wants 'Pozitive' Vibes With New Digital Comedy

George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Jan 15, 1:32 p.m. ET

This refreshing series following an African-American millennial woman living with HIV avoids the sappy or sentimental.

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.

 

On TheBodyPRO.com: Studying HIV and STI Testing Preferences in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Jeanine Barone, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jan 14, 2:58 p.m. ET

Our series on mentor-mentee researchers continues with Ellen Eaton, M.D., and Kelsie Dodson, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Well Project; Posted Jan 11, 12:38 p.m. ET

The number of CD4 cells you have gives a picture of the health of your immune system. As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able to fight off germs.

The Science Is Clear: With HIV, Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Posted Jan 10, 4:35 p.m. ET

Writing in JAMA, officials from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) review the scientific evidence underlying U=U and discuss the implications of widespread acceptance of the message.

Young, Gifted, and Black: Dancer Thomas Davis and His HIV Catharsis

Charles Sanchez, The Body; Posted Jan 10, 2:59 p.m. ET

Since being diagnosed with HIV at age 20, Thomas Davis has used his dance talent to educate and advocate.


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