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Providing a Broad Spectrum of Care Helps Reduce the Risk of Re-Infection After HCV Cure

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jul 18, 3:33 p.m. ET

Doctors in Vancouver found that providing relevant health and social services to patients before, during, and after hepatitis C treatment helped to decrease the risk of re-infection.

Symtuza: FDA Approves New Fixed-Dose Combination for Treatment of HIV

U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Posted Jul 18, 2:09 p.m. ET

On July 17, 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Symtuza, a four-drug combination indicated as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults.

Combating HIV in the Southwest: Keeping Arizonans 'SAAF'

Charles Sanchez, TheBody; Posted Jul 18, 12:54 p.m. ET

You don't hear a lot about Arizona when it comes to HIV, but the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is busy combating HIV and providing HIV-related services and support in the Southwest.

To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed While Living With HIV? Data Needed!

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jul 18, 11:49 a.m. ET

The risk of transmitting HIV through the breastmilk of virally suppressed women in high-income countries is not known.

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?

 

FDA Warns of Imposters Sending Consumers Fake Warning Letters

U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Posted Jul 17, 2:11 p.m. ET

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target individuals who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone.

Trans-Affirming Tips for Health Care Providers From a Nonbinary Social Worker

Jes Scheinpflug, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Jul 17, 1:25 p.m. ET

"To improve the health care experience for nonbinary people," Jes Scheinpflug writes, "here are four things I have done as a trans-affirming member of the social work field and things I do/would appreciate as a nonbinary person."

Caterpillar Expands HIV PrEP Coverage Amidst Questions About Insurance Denials

Ryan Lee, TheBody; Posted Jul 17, 12:46 p.m. ET

Can a company be considered LGBTQ-friendly if its insurance policies ignore HIV-prevention trends?

Reported 'PrEP Failure' in Thailand May Be a Result of Missing Acute HIV Infection: Here's What You Need to Know

Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T., TheBodyPRO; Posted Jul 17, 11:12 a.m. ET

The Infectious Diseases Society of America reported on June 29, 2018, that a new HIV acquisition had been found in a person using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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.

 

Taking Control of Your Health as a Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Individual

Cris Lee, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Jul 16, 2:01 p.m. ET

Cris Lee, a transmasculine, non-binary individual, provides some tips for taking control of the health care experience.

HIV Activist, Journalist Mark S. King to Deliver Video Coverage from AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam

Kenyon Farrow, TheBody; Posted Jul 16, 10:58 a.m. ET

In addition to TheBody's coverage of this year's International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), longtime contributor Mark S. King will be sharing daily video reports from the event.

A Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Could Be Disastrous for People Living With HIV, but He's Not The Worst Case Scenario

AIDS United; Posted Jul 16, 9:39 a.m. ET

"While Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court might not spell the end of the Affordable Care Act ... it could certainly lead to the chipping away at protections for millions of Americans who benefit from it."

Blood, Hair, or Urine? Weighing PrEP Adherence Options Beyond Self-Report

Stephen Hicks, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jul 13, 3:17 a.m. ET

There are a number of measures determine adherence to PrEP, each with benefits and drawbacks. Currently, no one guideline or definitive standard is being used.


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