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New Contraindication Against Using Darunavir/Cobicistat (Prezcobix) During Pregnancy

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Jun 22, 11:52 a.m. ET

The manufacturer of darunavir/cobicistat (Prezcobix) has issued a Dear Doctor letter warning about use of the drug during pregnancy due to significantly reduced plasma levels of the drug during the second and third trimesters.

Opportunity to Participate in a Survey on HIV Cure Research

Project Inform; Posted Jun 21, 7:03 p.m. ET

The Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC and Project Inform would like to find out what people living with HIV in the U.S. who might one day decide to join a study think about HIV cure research.

Being Heard: A Special New York City Pride for Trans Folks

Cecilia Gentili, Gay Men's Health Crisis; Posted Jun 21, 2:31 p.m. ET

A coalition of organizers and transgender leaders in New York City went to the City Council and secured $1.8 million for a first-of-its-kind initiative directed specifically toward services for the trans community.

This Week in HIV Research: Missed Opportunities to Close the Gap

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 21, 1:42 p.m. ET

Missed opportunities to prescribe PrEP to at-risk people; long-term viral suppression reduces cancer risk; sexual health clinics and linkage to care; neurocognitive benefits of low-dose hydrocortisone therapy for women.

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?

 

Adult Film Star Jacen Zhu Turns HIV and Crystal Meth Activist With New Campaign to #TakedownTina

Kenyon Farrow, TheBody; Posted Jun 21, 12:11 p.m. ET

As more attention is being paid to black and Latinx queer men who have become addicted to meth, Jacen Zhu is taking it a step further than just discussing his own use.

Roche to Discontinue Supply of Saquinavir (Invirase) 200 mg Capsule for HIV

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jun 20, 1:50 p.m. ET

As the demand for this protease inhibitor has decreased significantly over the past 20 years, the manufacturer of saquinavir has announced that it will discontinue the manufacture and supply of the 200 mg capsule version of the drug.

With Government Restructuring Plan, Trump Administration Takes Aim at Programs Used by People Living With HIV

Drew Gibson, TheBody; Posted Jun 20, 12:47 p.m. ET

The Trump administration is planning a radical reorganization of the federal government that could adversely impact people living with HIV.

HIV 'Providers' Aren't Just Doctors: An Interview With Gerald Friedland, M.D.

Stephen Hicks, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 20, 11:58 a.m. ET

At the recent Adherence 2018 Conference, Friedland emphasized the importance of engaging providers, as well as expanding the definition of HIV providers beyond the clinical setting to include social workers, HIV test counselors, and lawyers.

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Most Impacted Communities Take Center Stage at #HINAC3

Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Jun 19, 2:53 p.m. ET

The long-anticipated HIV Is Not a Crime III Training Academy took place June 3-6 Indianapolis. What a remarkable three days it was!

HCV Cure and the Long Road to Recovery

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jun 19, 1:10 p.m. ET

For many people, blood tests do not immediately normalize after hepatitis C cure and can take several years to do so.

Is There Still Room for HIV Prevention and Education at Pride?

George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Jun 19, 12:11 p.m. ET

How do community-based organizations see using Pride as a place for HIV education and information in the 21st century?

Candidate Kevin Mack Includes Life With HIV in Maryland Campaign

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Jun 18, 2:43 p.m. ET

An openly gay candidate running for the Maryland House of Delegates in the 15th District, Kevin Mack has a personal story unlike a typical political biography.


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