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Going to USCA Was My Form of Self-Care

Maria T. Mejia, The Well Project; Posted Sep 18, 3:36 p.m. ET

"More than a conference, it is a family reunion and place to network and learn, but most importantly uplift each other," Maria Mejia writes.

Remembering Our Seniors on National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Earl Fowlkes, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Sep 18, 2:18 p.m. ET

"Many of our seniors are sexually active and vulnerable to the same circumstances of the lack of information and support as the younger and more visible members of the community," Earl Fowlkes writes.

Ending HIV Stigma Takes Center Stage at Congressional Black Caucus Conference Panel Discussion

George Kevin Jordan, TheBody; Posted Sep 18, 1:17 p.m. ET

Ending the HIV epidemic in black communities is more than about health care, it's also about stomping out HIV stigma, according to experts and advocates who spoke at a recent panel discussion presented by the Congressional Black Caucus.

PrEP as Integrated Care: Removing Barriers, Addressing Real Needs

Heather Boerner, TheBodyPRO; Posted Sep 18, 12:08 p.m. ET

When it comes to getting PrEP to more than just white, cisgender gay men, real talk is essential, according to Darrianne Martin, HIV prevention manager with AltaMed, an L.A.-based health center that serves primarily a Latinx population.

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?

 

Video SNiP: PET Scan 'Hot Spots' Help Visualize Inflammatory Complication of HIV

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Posted Sep 17, 4:23 p.m. ET

Researchers are working to visualize and predict immune reconstitution syndrome (IRIS) in people with HIV in a new way -- with positron emission tomography (PET).

Court Rules Case Challenging Defense Department's Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

Lambda Legal; Posted Sep 17, 3:44 p.m. ET

A Virginia federal court ruled a case challenging the military's discriminatory policies governing the enlistment, deployment, and promotion of service members living with HIV will continue by denying the government's motion to dismiss.

'Germ City' Exhibit Covers HIV and Other Pandemics' Impact on New York City

Kenyon Farrow, TheBody; Posted Sep 17, 1:42 p.m. ET

The Museum of the City of New York has just opened a new multimedia exhibit examining the impact of disease outbreaks on cities and how during various eras people understood, interpreted, and ultimately fought to save lives and end pandemics.

The Role of Aging in HIV-Related Hospitalizations and Complications

Jeanine Barone, TheBodyPRO; Posted Sep 17, 12:16 p.m. ET

The first in a series of interviews with a mentor/mentee pair, David Riedel, M.D., and his mentee, Shruti Gujaran, discuss chronic non-HIV/AIDS-related diseases among older patients with HIV.

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.

 

Before Celebrities Spoke of AIDS: A Reflection From the Beginning of the Epidemic

AIDS United; Posted Sep 14, 2:19 p.m. ET

George Sonsel, founding member and first executive director of Desert AIDS Project, looks back at the time people came together to help members of their community die with dignity through compassionate hospice care.

Getting the Word Out About HIV Treatment as Prevention at USCA 2018

Nathan Fecik, M.P.H., TheBodyPRO; Posted Sep 14, 12:30 p.m. ET

A summary of a workshop at the U.S. Conference on AIDS titled "The Consensus: Communicating About HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP)."

Two New Antiretrovirals Containing Doravirine Approved in the U.S.

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO; Posted Sep 14, 11:54 a.m. ET

Based on 96-week data from the DRIVE-FORWARD study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new antiretroviral medications ahead of schedule.

HIV and Aging: A Growing Population Faces Unique Challenges

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Sep 13, 4:16 p.m. ET

A conversation with Jeff Taylor, longtime HIV community and research advocate and cancer survivor.


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