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This Week in HIV Research: From PrEP to Treatment, There's Always More to Learn

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 18, 3:39 p.m. ET

Lamivudine/raltegravir for PrEP; feminizing hormone may impact PrEP efficacy; why TAF has a better renal profile than TDF; the role of internet dating in HIV incidence trends.

Transgender Activists Question Trump Administration's Sincerity in 'Ending' the HIV Epidemic

Giuliani Alvarenga, TheBody; Posted Apr 18, 12:05 p.m. ET

Given its anti-transgender policies and the lack of resources for trans health and survival, the administration may not be on track to end HIV by 2030.

Overdoses and Smoking Are Taking the Lives of People With HIV Who Have Been Cured of Hepatitis C

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 17, 2:40 p.m. ET

"Providing HCV treatment alone while neglecting to concurrently address the social determinants of health will do little to improve the health outcomes of the majority of individuals with chronic HCV," the study authors wrote.

Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism

George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Apr 17, 1:24 p.m. ET

Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.

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?

 

Large French Study Examines Neuropsychiatric Side Effects With Integrase Inhibitors

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 16, 3:56 p.m. ET

This will likely become the landmark study about the overall rate of neuropsychiatric side effects with this class of medicines over the next several years.

How to Find HIV Treatment Services

AIDSinfo; Posted Apr 16, 11:22 a.m. ET

If you are living with HIV, there are resources that can help you find a health care provider, pay for your medicines, locate affordable housing, and get help with mental health issues.

Long-Acting HIV Treatment Is Coming. Our Health Care System Needs to Prepare

Kenyon Farrow, TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 15, 11:52 a.m. ET

Providers, payers, and health systems need to catch up, said Melanie Thompson, M.D., at the ACTHIV conference.

Using Sign Language, New Video Promotes HIV Testing for Youth of All Abilities

Kenyon Farrow, TheBody; Posted Apr 12, 12:27 p.m. ET

It's the latest episode of Kikis with Louie, a groundbreaking LGBTQ video series produced by the nonprofit organization Advocates for Youth.

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.

 

This Week in HIV Research: HIV Is Not an Obstacle

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 11, 2:05 p.m. ET

Acute syphilis and virologic control; neuropsychological performance after switching off efavirenz; structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in U.S. states; lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.

Dovato Is a Newly Approved Two-Drug HIV Regimen. Do Fewer Drugs Mean a Lower-Cost HIV Treatment?

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Apr 11, 11:45 a.m. ET

Advocates say the price is a step in the right direction. But does it go far enough?

New Study Finds HPV Infection High -- and Vaccination Rates Low -- in Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women

Martha Kempner, TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 10, 4:10 p.m. ET

More awareness of human papillomavirus is needed for gay/bisexual men and transgender women of color -- and their health care providers, research suggests.

Louie Ortiz-Fonseca Builds Digital Bridges Between Youth and the Not-So-Young

Daisy Becerra, TheBody; Posted Apr 10, 9:24 a.m. ET

HIV activist Louie Ortiz-Fonseca is working to create a safe space for LGTBQ youth of color with Kikis With Louie, a biweekly YouTube series that confronts conversations around sexuality and identity with ease and confidence.


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