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AIDS 2014: Mark Sulkowski on Hepatitis C Research (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 19, 8:39 a.m. ET

IFARA interviewed Mark Sulkowski, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine about new advances in hepatitis C screening and treatment.

AIDS 2014: Ed Ngoksin on PrEP and the WHO Guidelines (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 19, 8:26 a.m. ET

IFARA interviewed Ed Ngoksin, a member of the World Health Organization's guidelines committee, about the new WHO guidelines and their recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis for men who have sex with men.

Uncovering Cases of Early HCV Infection in HIV-Positive Men

Sean. R Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 18, 4:23 p.m. ET

This study hopes to shed new light on cases of sexual transmission of hepatitis C.

Positive and Undetectable

Tree Alexander, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 18, 2:23 p.m. ET

"Did we expect him to be shy about being positive? Does anyone ever talk about being 'undetectable'?"

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?

 

Houston, We Have an HIV PR Problem

Dave R., TheBody.com; Posted Sep 17, 3:25 p.m. ET

"There's a strong case for a whole new approach to HIV education, based on the latest scientific evidence and starting again from square one: back to basics teaching about HIV, with moralizing taken out of the equation."

About Brain Fitness

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 16, 10:37 p.m. ET

When we talk about fitness, we often think physical. And that should change.

ADAP Advocacy Association Launches Directory

Candace Y.A. Montague, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 16, 10:28 p.m. ET

The ADAP Directory, designed by New Media Solutions, consolidates useful ADAP-related information from all 50 states and 6 territories into one convenient location.

HIV Positive for HIV Positive (or HIV Negative, Too)

Josh Kruger, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 15, 4:43 p.m. ET

After first seroconverting, for many reasons, Josh Kruger serosorted -- he only had sex with other positive guys. Since then, his attitude has changed.

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.

 

Good for the Brain -- Advice From Neuroscientists

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 15, 4:32 p.m. ET

How can you improve your mood, lessen anxiety and improve cognitive performance? It's simpler than you think.

Health Insurance Companies Are the Biggest Impediment to PEP and PrEP for HIV Prevention

Howard Grossman, M.D., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 12, 3:57 p.m. ET

What will it take to force the insurance industry to treat HIV prevention as the emergency it is, and to stop creating systems that promote increased infections?

Open That Closet Door Fashion Show 2014

Justin B. Terry-Smith, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 12, 3:10 p.m. ET

In this fashion show, all the models have been affected by HIV/AIDS in some way.

COPD May Be Common and Underdiagnosed in People Living With HIV

Theo Smart, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 12, 2:39 p.m. ET

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found in 9% of people living with HIV in a large French cohort -- and 77% of the cases were previously undiagnosed.


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