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).
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.
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?
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?
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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Dolutegravir Preconception Signal: Time Is Up for Shoddy Surveillance
Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base; Posted Jul 12, 2:15 p.m. ET
"It is hard to imagine how in 2018 we could be in this situation where women with HIV are being so woefully underserved," Polly Clayden writes.
This Week in HIV Research: Key Measures of Success Lag in the U.S. South
Lower CD4, higher viral load in the U.S. South; HIV testing among U.S. heterosexuals; heightened seroconversion risk around childbirth; predicting success for long-acting, injectable PrEP.
Being in Prison May No Longer Be a Barrier to Receiving Treatment for Hepatitis C -- At Least If You're in Massachusetts
Victoria Law, TheBody; Posted Jul 12, 11:52 a.m. ET
A federal judge has approved a settlement between Massachusetts state prisoners with hepatitis C and the Massachusetts Department of Correction that overhauls protocol for identifying, assessing, and treating people with hepatitis C.
Approaches to an HIV Cure
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Posted Jul 11, 2:26 p.m. ET
Why do we lack a cure for HIV infection, and what research is underway to help achieve that goal? A new video from NIAID provides answers.
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