Older African-American Women With HIV Find Diabetes, Hypertension and Other Comorbidities More Difficult to Manage
Katherine Moriarty, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 25, 3:19 p.m. ET
"This difficulty was not attributed to aging but to daily struggles such as lack of income and/or health insurance, an inflexible work schedule, and loneliness."
AIDS 2014 Video Blog #5: Activist Theater, Condom Tryouts and a Mystery Man Revealed
Mark S. King, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 25, 2:37 p.m. ET
There was HIV drama in Melbourne during AIDS 2014, both on the city's stages and on the floor of the conference building itself. Also: Why the female condom ain't so great for bums, a chat with the first-ever openly gay president of the International AIDS Society, and the mystery man behind the camera.
International Activists Confront Gilead Over Hepatitis C Drug Pricing at AIDS 2014
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 25, 9:28 a.m. ET
An international group of treatment activists interrupted a session at AIDS 2014 just as Gregg H. Alton, a top official at Gilead Sciences, was about to speak regarding the challenges of expanding global access to the new generation of hepatitis C drugs.
From Pragmatic to Profound, It's All Powerful: Snapshots as AIDS 2014 Begins to Close
Julie "JD" Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 24, 5:55 p.m. ET
The conference, which opened with loss and determination to persevere -- begins to close, as delegates share the last round of studies, strategies and stories of struggle before returning to the comfort or challenges of home.
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?
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Broadens Collaboration With Gilead Sciences: Signs License for Phase III Medicine Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF)
Medicines Patent Pool; Posted Jul 24, 2:37 p.m. ET
"The MPP is an innovative mechanism for increasing access to both patented pipeline and existing medicines," said Gregg Alton, the executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs for Gilead Sciences.
Zero HIV Infections When PrEP Is Taken 4 or More Times a Week
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 24, 12:10 p.m. ET
Open-label study reveals strong interest in PrEP among men and transgender women who have sex with men, as well as high levels of effectiveness with less than perfect adherence.
AIDS 2014 Video Blog #4: One World, One Place, Thousands of Voices -- The Awesome Advocates of HIV/AIDS
Mark S. King, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 24, 11:26 a.m. ET
A willingness to help others is one of our most precious human traits. As you will see, it survives even the most dire life circumstances.
AIDS 2014 Snapshots: U.S. in the Lens, Sex Workers Refuse to Be Unseen, and Everyone's Got a Point of View
Julie "JD" Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 23, 5:48 p.m. ET
Although AIDS 2014 is an international conference, the U.S. still finds itself under scrutiny for HIV risk behaviors among youth, and for what the Mississippi Baby situation says about the south; plus we've gathered other important topics you may have overlooked.
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The Lancet Says Decriminalizing Sex Work Could Significantly Reduce HIV Infections
Katherine Moriarty, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 23, 12:55 p.m. ET
The leading medical journal asserts that decriminalization of sex work could have the largest effect on the course of the HIV epidemic, stopping 33—46% of incident infections in the next 10 years.
AIDS 2014 Video Blog #3: The Global March and Candlelight Vigil
Mark S. King, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 23, 2:16 a.m. ET
In his most emotional video blog yet from the 20th International AIDS Conference, Mark S. King takes to the streets of Melbourne with activists for the HIV/AIDS mobilization march and candlelight vigil -- a pair of events that remind us all of why we're here, and why we're together in this global fight.
1 Day, 2 Courts, 2 Contradictory Rulings on Federal Taxes for Affordable Care Act Insurance
Sue Saltmarsh, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 22, 3:34 p.m. ET
The dissenting judge says the ruling "portends disastrous consequences," but the White House says it "does not have any practical impact on premium subsidies issued to HealthCare.gov enrollees now."
Overall HIV Diagnosis Rate Falls in U.S., but Rises for Young People
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 22, 2:04 p.m. ET
Even though HIV testing became more accessible, the total number of diagnoses dropped. However, rates rose for youth overall, and for older MSM.
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