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A Healing Circle of Men: North Florida Manreach 2015

David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBody.com; Posted May 1, 10:01 a.m. ET

After a weekend retreat for gay and bi men in North Florida, David Fawcett reflects on the importance of long-lasting relationships between gay men.

Good Communication Strategies to Make HIV Care Click

Martha Kempner, TheBody.com; Posted May 1, 8:58 a.m. ET

It can be hard to find a balance between respecting providers' opinions and questioning their advice, or to know what personal information to disclose -- but it can be vital for our care.

Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir in HIV Coinfection

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 30, 11:54 a.m. ET

Researchers enrolled 50 HIV/HCV coinfected individuals with severe liver injury (cirrhosis) and assigned them to receive 12 weeks of ledipasvir + sofosbuvir.

A Timeline on Hepatitis C Virus Discovery

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 30, 11:08 a.m. ET

While we celebrate the achievement of a hepatitis C cure, let's also take a moment to look back at the history of hepatitis C to see how this virus arose in the first place.

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?

 

Can a Pharmacist Refuse to Sell PrEP for HIV Prevention by Claiming Religious Freedom?

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 30, 10:10 a.m. ET

Several states have approved "religious freedom" legislation. Could pharmacists refuse to fill a prescription for Truvada for PrEP if they say they have a religious belief against certain sexual behaviors? The answer, as you may guess, is not simple.

Is Queer Sex Legal? How Homophobia Is Fueling Today's Sex Laws

Andrew Extein and David Booth, The Center for Sexual Justice; Posted Apr 30, 9:48 a.m. ET

"As evidenced by the continual arrests of gay men and queer people for non-violent and victimless sex crimes, the sex offenders of today are not the phantasmic predators of our collective imaginations."

Medical Office That Kicked Out Patient With HIV Settles Discrimination Suit

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 30, 9:04 a.m. ET

The settlement requires Stephen G. Diamantoni, M.D., & Associates Family Practice to compensate the family and develop an anti-discrimination policy. All staff members must undergo training on HIV transmission and universal precautions.

CROI 2015: The Future of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 29, 2:19 p.m. ET

An international panel of HIV experts gathered to discuss the present momentum and future of 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.

 

As HIV Community Ages, Study Seeks to Address Inflammation

Warren Tong, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 29, 2:18 p.m. ET

As the HIV community continues to thrive and get older, part of the focus shifts to ensuring that this population continues to do well by preventing inflammation and comorbidities.

Sign on Letter: Office of National AIDS Policy to Support HIV Prevention Resources for Regions With High HIV Diagnosis and Death Rates

Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative; Posted Apr 29, 2:07 p.m. ET

Several Deep South states have a high percentage of HIV in rural and suburban areas. But they are ineligible for direct community-based organization funding from CDC. Your group can sign a letter to ask for changes.

Urgent Appeal from HIV and LGBT Group in Nepal for Earthquake Relief Funds

Blue Diamond Society (BDS); Posted Apr 29, 11:08 a.m. ET

Even as they search for members and staff in the aftermath of the earthquake, Blue Diamond Society has run out of food for the care and support and hospice for HIV positive LGBT people. Donations are urgently needed.

Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir in Hepatitis C Genotype 6: A Pilot Study

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 29, 9:54 a.m. ET

The combination of ledipasvir + sofosbuvir was highly effective in a small study of people with hepatitis C genotype 6.


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