Hepatitis C Positive Organ Donors -- Coming Soon to a Transplant Center Near You
Paul E. Sax, M.D., NEJM Journal Watch; Posted Apr 19, 12:57 p.m. ET
Transplant programs are now studying the safety of conducting transplants from HCV-infected donors into HCV-uninfected recipients, then treating with HCV therapy.
Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Rears Its Head in the Trump Administration: Here's What We Should Do to Stop It
Drew Gibson, TheBody; Posted Apr 19, 12:30 p.m. ET
The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to roll back the objectively successful, evidence-based sexual education and family planning programs implemented by the Obama administration.
'The Truth About the 7,000': A Response (and Some Lingering Questions)
Peter McLoyd, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Apr 18, 4:23 p.m. ET
"Do we talk enough about those who continue to suffer and die?" Peter McLoyd writes. "With all that we know today, why are there still 7,000 HIV-related deaths each year?"
Tori Cooper: Transgender Representation is Important
AIDS United; Posted Apr 18, 3:20 p.m. ET
Ms. Cooper helped create a leadership course in Georgia for transgender individuals to increase their HIV knowledge and to improve HIV service delivery, health, and social justice outcomes.
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?
The Evolution of Antiretroviral Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
Milena Mclaughlin, Pharm.D, M.S.C., BCPS-AQ ID, AAHIVP, and Jason Schafer, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, AAHIVP, American Academy of HIV Medicine; Posted Apr 18, 2:31 p.m. ET
The detection, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV has evolved rapidly. This review summarizes the past, present, and future of antiretrovirals for the treatment and prevention of HIV.
Excessive Online Support Can Be Harmful to HIV Patients
David Fawcett, Ph.D., LCSW, TheBodyPRO; Posted Apr 18, 1:06 p.m. ET
A new study from the University of Buffalo School of Management indicates that too much online support can actually be deleterious to self-care behavior.
Understanding Drug Interactions
Positively Aware; Posted Apr 17, 3:35 p.m. ET
Medicines help us feel better and stay healthy. But drug interactions can cause problems by reducing or increasing the action of a medicine or causing adverse (unwanted) side effects.
Efavirenz Might Decrease Effectiveness of the Vaginal Contraceptive Ring
Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base; Posted Apr 17, 1:03 p.m. ET
Efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) alters hormone exposure from the vaginal ring in HIV positive women, similar or greater to that previously reported with oral hormonal contraceptives.
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Journalist Steven Thrasher Reflects on HIV Criminalization, Race, and the Press on the Eve of Michael Johnson's Announced Parole Decision
Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Apr 17, 12:26 p.m. ET
"I felt like I was watching a slow-motion lynching," says Steven Thrasher.
The Impact of Sexual Health on Your Mind, Body, and Spirit
Paige Miller, AIDS Foundation of Chicago; Posted Apr 16, 4:23 p.m. ET
Everyone's definition of sexual health is personal, but there are a few universal tips anyone can practice.
Pennies From Above: HIV Treatment Can Be Costly, but There's Help
Positively Aware; Posted Apr 16, 3:11 p.m. ET
Increasingly individuals have to pay co-insurance (a percentage of the cost of the medication) for HIV medications. The good news is that help is out there.
The Usual Suspects: Common Challenges for End the Epidemic Planning and Implementation in Emerging Jurisdictions
Jeremiah Johnson, Treatment Action Group; Posted Apr 16, 1:38 p.m. ET
Leaders and experts in End the Epidemic planning processes share their perspectives on some of the most common roadblocks.
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