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Routinely Offering HIV Tests to People in Hospitals Helps More People Get Tested, and Know Their Status

Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Apr 27, 4:38 p.m. ET

A medical care center in New York prompted hospital health care providers to offer HIV tests to patients, which significantly expanded HIV testing and diagnosed many people living with HIV.

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Mark Ward, HIV Here & Now Project; Posted Apr 27, 4:23 p.m. ET

For National Poetry Month, HIV Here & Now resumes their Poem-a-Day project. This poem is by Mark Ward.

Hepatitis Preventable, Treatable, Beatable, but Its Toll Is Increasing, WHO Report Shows

Antigone Barton, Science Speaks; Posted Apr 27, 3:11 p.m. ET

In a report documenting multiple missed opportunities to detect, treat, cure, and prevent transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses, the World Health Organization recently released its first global estimates of the impact of the infections.

AHCA 2.0, a.k.a. Zombie Trumpcare, Meets Fierce Opposition From HIV Community

TheBody.com Staff, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 27, 3:00 p.m. ET

This week brought the emergence of a new version of the American Health Care Act -- and the HIV community was ready. Here is a compilation of initial analyses and responses from leading organizations and community members.

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?

 

The Importance of Using Lube During Sex

George M. Johnson, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 27, 2:28 p.m. ET

"I totally understand the importance of enjoying sex," George Johnson writes. "But I also know it is even more important to make sure one is doing so safely -- and lube can play a major role in that process."

I Knew a Man

Vernita Hall, HIV Here & Now Project; Posted Apr 26, 1:03 p.m. ET

For National Poetry Month, HIV Here & Now resumes their Poem-a-Day project. This poem is by Vernita Hall.

Nightclub Explosions With Political Points of View: Michael Musto on Writing at the Height of the AIDS Crisis

Charles Sanchez, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 26, 8:51 a.m. ET

"I think people are more sexual now than they were when AIDS first hit. A lot of people used to run out in nightclubs in, like, scary outfits, almost to ward off potential suitors," recalls the legendary Village Voice columnist.

2017 HIV 360° Fellows

Human Rights Campaign; Posted Apr 25, 3:55 p.m. ET

The HRC Foundation has chosen 10 outstanding, young leaders for the 2017 cohort of the HIV 360° capacity-building fellowship program for young, nonprofit leaders.

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.

 

As an Imprisoned Trans Woman With HIV, I Focus on Staying Healthy

Lisa S., TheBody.com; Posted Apr 25, 3:02 p.m. ET

"Prison is very stressful, especially for a trans woman. But I know who I am and I have always been driven by challenges ... I spend my time being on the front line advocating for myself and the other 15 trans women."

I Tested HIV Positive in a Prison Reception Center, and It Saved My Life

Lisa S., TheBody.com; Posted Apr 25, 2:30 p.m. ET

"The nurse, in a very low tone, said 'you have tested positive for HIV.' I had no words. She asked if I was OK. I remember thinking, 'who asks a person a question like that?'"

For 2017, Major LGBTQ Pride Events Embrace Trump Resistance Marches

Tim Murphy, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 25, 2:03 p.m. ET

With HIV activists in the mix, D.C., L.A. and NYC are leading the way. Will other cities follow?

How an Abandoned, Beloved Nightclub Saved My Life

Sherri Lewis, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 25, 10:53 a.m. ET

Longtime performer and activist Sherri Lewis remembers the repurposing of the Electric Circus nightclub, where she found salvation from addiction -- and the courage to stay sober amid a 1980s HIV diagnosis.


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