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"Out of Flames and Fear": How People with HIV Forced California to Reform HIV Care in Prisons

Victoria Law,; Posted May 24, 4:20 p.m. ET

25 years later, Brian Carmichael says, "I don't regret anything we did there or all the trouble it caused us. My time at Vacaville showed me what one person, or a small group, can do."

Jeers From HIV Community Greet Trump's Detailed Budget Proposal

Myles Helfand,; Posted May 24, 11:51 a.m. ET

The Trump administration released the first detailed version of its proposed federal budget on May 23. Leading organizations within the HIV community were quick to condemn it.

AIDS, Love and Desperation at the Louise Hay Ride

Mark S. King,; Posted May 23, 8:34 p.m. ET

Louise Hay's message of self-love was provocative and unforgettable, recalls Mark S. King: "Call it new age or metaphysics, but I just call it spiritual activism during a time when no one else would have us."

Rates of Starting Care and Treatment Rise Among HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men

Mark Mascolini,; Posted May 23, 8:18 p.m. ET

From 2008 through 2014, rates of entering HIV care and starting treatment rose significantly among gay and bisexual men in a 20-city study.

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'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?


President Trump's Budget Would "Turn Back the Clock" on HIV Efforts, Says AIDS United

AIDS United; Posted May 23, 6:30 p.m. ET

Trump's budget plan cuts funds for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the Minority AIDS Initiative, Medicaid and more. AIDS United urges action from Congress to invest in the lives of people with HIV.

Philadelphia HIV Activist Paul Yabor Dies at 55

Tim Murphy,; Posted May 23, 2:48 p.m. ET

An interview with longtime Philadelphia HIV and harm reduction activist Paul Yabor two months before he died at 55.

Prior Pneumonia, Smoking, and Drinking Explain Higher Lung Cancer Risk With HIV

Mark Mascolini,; Posted May 22, 8:20 p.m. ET

A past pneumonia episode largely explained a higher risk of lung cancer in people living with HIV, according to a large study in California. Smoking and alcohol abuse also contributed to the higher risk.

Fracture Risk Doubled in 50- to 59-Year-Old Men With HIV

Mark Mascolini,; Posted May 22, 3:13 p.m. ET

Compared with a similar group of HIV-negative men, 50- to 59-year-old men with HIV in a large U.S. study had a doubled risk of fractured bones.

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.


Life Expectancy for People With HIV Nearly Matches General Population

Warren Tong,; Posted May 22, 2:29 p.m. ET

Life expectancy for a person living with HIV who is on antiretroviral therapy increased by about 10 years between 1996 and 2013, according to a new study.

Trump's Global Gag Order: 5 Questions Answered

Maureen Miller, The Conversation; Posted May 19, 9:15 p.m. ET

President Trump recently signed an executive order that could obstruct nearly $8.8 billion the U.S. spends annually to fight deadly diseases abroad, including HIV. Here are five questions and answers.

This Week in HIV Research: Can 2-Drug Treatment Regimens Become the New Gold Standard?

Warren Tong and Barbara Jungwirth,; Posted May 19, 5:27 p.m. ET

This week, researchers argue that two-drug treatment regimens with newer drugs may be enough to suppress HIV.

NIH Statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - 2017

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., National Institues of Health; Posted May 19, 3:35 p.m. ET

In honor of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, see what progress the NIH has been making toward developing an HIV vaccine.

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