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AIDS Free Generation

Brian Ledford,; Posted Sep 11, 1:52 p.m. ET

Many of us bloggers, activists, and health care providers would like to see this happen and I believe it can be achieved, but it is going to take a lot of hard work on everyone's part to make this dream a reality.

Hepatitis C Risk Among HIV-Negative Gay Men: Two Studies From ICAAC 2014

Theo Smart,; Posted Sep 11, 8:12 a.m. ET

Two studies examine the often overlooked hepatitis C (HCV) risk among HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM). While the incidence of HCV doesn’t appear to be great, screening is still uncommon and we may just be beginning to identify new cases.

Tell Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson HIV Is Not God's Punishment!

National Minority AIDS Council; Posted Sep 10, 6:03 p.m. ET

"Phil Robertson, the Duck Dynasty patriarch and self-proclaimed crusader for Christ, is at it again," National Minority AIDS Council writes in this call to action. "Mr. Robertson told Family Research Council's Tony Perkins that sexually transmitted infections are God's punishment for gays."

Transgender Women Living With HIV: New Study on Relationships Reflects Widespread Challenges, Reinforces Why Policies Must Change

Katherine Moriarty,; Posted Sep 10, 3:59 p.m. ET

Study finds that, for transgender women and their partners alike, financial hardship, discrimination and stigma were associated with depression.

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'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?


A "Bad Year" for HIV Cure Research? Experts Mix Realism and Hope

Myles Helfand and Warren Tong,; Posted Sep 10, 11:44 a.m. ET

At a major gathering of infectious disease experts, we heard speeches and spoke with leading HIV researchers about their evolving feelings regarding our fraught pathway toward a cure and the efforts currently underway to get us there.

New Book to Feature a Decade of Early AIDS Activists' Portraits

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Sep 10, 10:19 a.m. ET

"It was camaraderie. I think there was a lot of love. Even though people yelled at each other, it was still a common cause that everybody was around. So it was like family."

Remembering Joan Rivers, Fierce and Early Voice Against AIDS

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Sep 9, 4:10 p.m. ET

Joan Rivers, comedienne and icon, passed away last week at 81. But the legacy she leaves is not only funny, but touching.

Mental Health and HIV: What Should You Know

Guy Anthony,; Posted Sep 9, 3:16 p.m. ET

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems in their lifetime. Here, one person living with mental health problems discusses how it interacts with having HIV.

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.


An Intriguing Shift in Cognitive Abilities

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 9, 2:37 p.m. ET

A new study followed 300 PLWHA to monitor brain function over four years. The results are important to read and understand.

Strengthening the Aging Brain

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 9, 2:31 p.m. ET

ART users can sometimes develop problems with memory and thinking clearly. What daily activities can keep your brain sharp?

HIV and the Brain -- Then and Now

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 9, 2:24 p.m. ET

How has the myriad ways that HIV affects the brain changed since the onset of HIV in the early 1980s?

12 Years and Still Going Strong

Matt Lowe,; Posted Sep 9, 2:53 a.m. ET

In this guest blog, one reader says that, had it not been for HIV, he may not be around right now. HIV helped him turn his life around. Do you share this sentiment?

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