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Bringing HIV Cure Research Into the Real World

Josh Tager, Positively Aware; Posted Jan 23, 12:19 p.m. ET

For advocates, social science is an important component of effective cure research, one that is often undervalued.

A Moment of Outrage With a Silver Lining

Catherine Hanssens, The Center for HIV Law and Policy; Posted Jan 23, 11:41 a.m. ET

Betty Price's comments about HIV spark backlash while her committee quietly issues a well-reasoned critique of Georgia's HIV criminal laws.

The U.S. Has Allowed Back an HIV-Positive Mexican Immigrant Who Was Wrongly Deported. But Why Did This Happen at All?

Tim Murphy, TheBody.com; Posted Jan 22, 7:02 p.m. ET

Carlos Bringas-Rodriguez was detained in Kansas on Dec. 20 and, days later, all but dumped at the Mexican border with a limited supply of HIV meds and his cell phone.

HIV/AIDS Cure: The Basics

AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Jan 22, 1:54 p.m. ET

What does the term "AIDS cure" mean? What types of cure strategies are being investigated today? This fact sheet provides basic information on HIV cure research.

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?

 

PrEP's Social Impact on the Lives of Some Gay Men in Toronto

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jan 22, 12:29 p.m. ET

Researchers found that a large proportion of men felt the need to conceal their use of PrEP from friends, family and sexual partners because of attitudes toward PrEP use.

New Study of Once-Weekly Treatment Shows Promise but Is Far From a Magic Bullet

Kenyon Farrow, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jan 22, 12:11 p.m. ET

A recently published study shows positive early results for a once-weekly HIV antiretroviral in pill form that slowly releases the medications, but many more steps are needed to prove it can work in humans.

PrEP Use Can Reduce HIV Stigma in Gay Communities

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Jan 19, 2:17 p.m. ET

A new study reports how earlier prejudice against people who use PrEP has largely been overcome among users of social media hook-up apps in four large U.S. cities.

This Week in HIV Research: To Seek and to Treat

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jan 19, 1:54 p.m. ET

This week: the successes of Vancouver's harm reduction and HIV outreach programs; the safety of stem-cell transplantation; how biomarkers predict health events; and how to improve partner notification.

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HIV Community Responds to New HHS 'Conscience and Religious Freedom Division'

Kenyon Farrow and Ken Stockwell, TheBody.com; Posted Jan 19, 1:11 p.m. ET

The new office is seen by many as an effort to give a legal cover for a provider or health care institution to deny treatment or care to any person based on religious or moral grounds, which can include LGBT people and people with HIV.

As a Government Shutdown Nears, HIV Advocates Prepare for Furloughs

AIDS United; Posted Jan 19, 12:12 p.m. ET

Should Congress fail to avert a government shutdown, the impact on people living with and impacted by HIV may be substantial.

What Does a Cure Mean to You? Four Individuals Share Their Hopes and Fears

Jian Huang, Positively Aware; Posted Jan 18, 2:44 p.m. ET

A mother of two, an infectious diseases physician, a 71-year-old gay man, and an African-American minister chime in on the conversation around the search for an HIV cure.

Aetna Agrees to Pay Over $17 Million to Settle HIV Privacy Breach Class Action

Legal Action Center; Posted Jan 18, 1:34 p.m. ET

The settlement was announced in a federal class action lawsuit against Aetna, Inc., the third largest health insurance company in the United States, after a faulty mailing breached the HIV privacy of thousands of Aetna's customers.


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