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Ready to End the Hepatitis Epidemics

Chris Taylor, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors; Posted Mar 28, 5:14 p.m. ET

NASTAD welcomes the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine release of A National Strategy for the Elimination of hepatitis B and C: Phase 2 Report.

Opt-Out HIV and HCV Testing at the Dallas County Jail

Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 28, 3:22 p.m. ET

One study set out to examine how effective opt-out testing for HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) could be among individuals who entered the Dallas County jail.

The Impact of HIV Health Literacy on Viral Suppression

Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 28, 2:23 p.m. ET

One factor that could help determine whether a person achieves an undetectable viral load is their health literacy, which is the measure of personal engagement and ability to seek medical care.

Straight With HIV: An Interview With Joshua Middleton

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Mar 28, 1:42 p.m. ET

As a non-injection drug user, non-promiscuous heterosexual, contracting HIV was the least of Joshua Middleton's worries.

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?

 

Do Integrase Inhibitors Affect Testosterone Levels in Men?

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 28, 12:17 p.m. ET

In a small cross-sectional study researchers found a link between the use of integrase inhibitors and the presence of low testosterone, but they may have inadvertently arrived at this conclusion.

Florida State Senate Committee Supports Public Health Measure to Modernize HIV Laws

The SERO Project; Posted Mar 28, 12:09 p.m. ET

A new Senate bill will modernize Florida statutes regarding sexually transmitted infections to reflect advances in scientific knowledge and medical treatment, particularly as they concern prevention and treatment of HIV.

HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders and the Gut Microbiome

Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 28, 11:14 a.m. ET

One study set out to evaluate the role that the microbiome plays in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Terri Wilder, M.S.W., spoke with study author Josue Perez-Santiago, Ph.D., at CROI 2017.

Using Electronic Medical Records to Help Place Patients in the HCV Care Cascade

Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 28, 10:27 a.m. ET

What if an electronic medical record-based algorithm could make it easier and quicker to place individuals living with hepatitis C in the care cascade? That's exactly what one study is looking into, as it aims to help identify and get individuals with hepatitis C on treatment.

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.

 

To Live or Not to Live

Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Mar 27, 3:11 p.m. ET

Positively Aware readers respond to one reader's decision to give up.

Structural Violence, Discrimination Keep Transgender Women Living With HIV From Accessing Health Care

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 27, 2:44 p.m. ET

Despite obstacles, transgender women persist.

Doravirine versus Darunavir

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 27, 2:12 p.m. ET

A recent clinical trial found that doravirine was roughly equivalent in potency to darunavir-based regimens.

Some Issues Related to Sexual Dysfunction in Men

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 27, 2:12 p.m. ET

A review of key ideas about male sexual dysfunction in HIV-positive men.


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