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Why U=U Does Not Cover Breastfeeding

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Nov 16, 3:19 p.m. ET

"Undetectable equal untransmittable" is sometimes wrongly interpreted as covering all ways that HIV can be transmitted.

Watch These Universal Health Care Activists Disrupt Industry Execs at a New York Lunch

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Nov 16, 1:51 p.m. ET

Advocates for single-payer health care in New York protested at a conference for executives from the state's various private insurers, which the New York Health Act (NYHA), the single-payer bill in question, would put out of business.

A Short Film for World AIDS Day Has Arrived. Watch It Right Now.

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Nov 16, 1:08 p.m. ET

"An exhilarating new short film produced especially for people living with HIV is about to grab your heart and make you stand up and cheer," Mark S. King writes.

56 Major Companies Respond to Alarming Effort to Erase Transgender People from Legal Protections

Lambda Legal; Posted Nov 16, 12:41 p.m. ET

Responding to a rising tide of legislative and administrative attempts to further marginalize transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people, 56 major companies issued a business statement in support of transgender equality.

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?

 

ICYMI: National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day -- New Tools and Approaches Offer Hope for Ending HIV

HIV.gov; Posted Nov 16, 12:03 p.m. ET

"One month ago we observed National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day. As we look forward to 2019, we encourage you to revisit a blog post by Admiral Brett Giroir and Dr. Elena V. Rios on one of the major observances of the fall."

HIV Treatment Fact Sheet

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Nov 15, 4:45 p.m. ET

HIV treatment involves taking medicines that slow the progression of the virus in your body. Learn more about treatment.

This Week in HIV Research: Getting Smart(Phone) About HIV Detection

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Nov 15, 1:25 p.m. ET

A cellphone attachment that detects HIV RNA; HIV-2 does indeed often progress to AIDS; CD4 count declines and incident hepatitis C coinfection; the global demographics of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

How Does Trauma-Informed Care Improve Outcomes for Youth With HIV?

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO; Posted Nov 15, 12:39 p.m. ET

Kistin Nolan, M.P.H., and colleagues helped pilot a retention program designed to accommodate the emotional turmoil that makes it more difficult for young people with HIV to successfully navigate the health care system.

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.

 

Long-Term Survivors of HIV

The Well Project; Posted Nov 14, 3:44 p.m. ET

Due to longer survival with HIV, the percentage of older adults living with HIV is increasing in all regions of the world. Get the facts about long-term survivors.

Kevin Deese Is Fighting the Military on Its HIV Ban

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Nov 14, 3:06 p.m. ET

Deese discusses how his ordeal unfolded and why he's determined to fight for his rightful place in the military.

CDC Estimates Nearly 2.4 Million Americans Living With Hepatitis C

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Nov 14, 12:35 p.m. ET

One percent of the adult population in the U.S. were living with hepatitis C from 2013 through 2016, according to new estimates published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nurse-Led Pilot Program Boosts HIV, Hepatitis C Diagnosis Rates

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO; Posted Nov 14, 11:55 a.m. ET

"We're already triaging people," said Kara Vassily, RN, "so for us, this is another series of things we can do to get the rapid HIV and hepatitis C screening done."


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