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FDA Approves Vosevi for Hepatitis C

U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Posted Jul 20, 8:58 p.m. ET

"Vosevi provides a treatment option for some patients who were not successfully treated with other HCV drugs in the past."

Who's Most at Risk of Getting Kaposi Sarcoma? New Research Gives Insights

Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Jul 20, 4:23 p.m. ET

People who had low recent CD4 counts, high recent viral loads, or who had higher average viral loads over time had the highest risk of developing Kaposi sarcoma, according to a study published this month in JAIDS.

Depression and Anxiety Not Barriers to HCV Treatment Success

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jul 20, 3:38 p.m. ET

Researchers in San Diego, Calif., said that having both "mental health and substance diagnoses" was not a barrier to successful HCV treatment.

What's New or Notable in HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence?

Olivia G. Ford, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 20, 3:05 p.m. ET

Olivia G. Ford spoke with a range of U.S.-based providers, diverse in geography as well as discipline, about the latest in HIV treatment and prevention adherence.

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?

 

PrEP and Lactic Acidosis Warnings: 'Context Matters'

Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T., TheBody.com; Posted Jul 20, 1:14 p.m. ET

Are safety warnings about lactic acidosis and severe liver problems a reason for PrEP users to be concerned, despite no previously reported cases? Damon Jacobs investigates.

Real Messages Sent to HIV-Positive Guys on Grindr: The Stigma Is Real

David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 20, 11:05 a.m. ET

David Duran reacts to a recent video from the HIV Foundation Queensland depicting real messages sent to HIV-positive men on the dating app Grindr.

Embodying the Principals of MIPA: It's More Than HIV Status

Sarah Hashmall, AIDS United; Posted Jul 19, 4:40 p.m. ET

An interview with Naina Khanna, executive director of the Positive Women's Network - USA, who recently collaborated with AIDS United to help create new tool on Meaningful Involvement of People Living With HIV/AIDS (MIPA).

Decline in New HIV Infections in D.C. Points to Effectiveness of Treatment as Prevention

Sony Salzman, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 19, 2:45 p.m. ET

Over the past decade, the District of Columbia has seen more than a 74% decrease in the number of new HIV infections, from 1,333 new cases in 2007 to 347 in 2016. What's behind this decrease?

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.

 

Bringing Sexy Back: Chris Tipton-King and the PrEP Project

Charles Sanchez, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 19, 2:19 p.m. ET

Filmmaker Chris Tipton-King talks about the PrEP Project, his new web series that's funny, smart, well made and sexy as hell. It's so not-safe-for-work sexy that the videos were taken down from Facebook for their R-rated sensual scenes.

IAS 2017: A Guide to Navigating the Conference On-Site and Online

AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Jul 19, 1:14 p.m. ET

Details on AVAC satellite sessions, data to watch for, a prevention roadmap and all the ways to follow next week's developments.

Services for People With HCV Who Use Homeless Shelters

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jul 19, 12:33 p.m. ET

For homeless people who may be reluctant to engage with hospital-based services, researchers in Brighton, England established a liver monitoring and care service located in the community that focused on people 40 years and older.

TelePrEP: Sidestepping Stigma in Rural America

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 19, 12:02 p.m. ET

With a TelePrEP program, any patient with a phone or computer would be able to get a prescription for PrEP after a Skype-like consultation with a provider, rather than an in-person visit to a clinic.


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