How Is Silence Equals Death Relevant Post-Ferguson?
Christian Liclair, Visual AIDS; Posted Mar 25, 4:36 p.m. ET
Christian Liclair discusses the ACT UP slogan "Silence = Death" and what it means during this time of racial unrest in the United States.
Dr. Robert Grant: What Does IPERGAY Tell Us About PrEP and Seasons of Risk?
Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Mar 25, 3:17 p.m. ET
The results from IPERGAY were hotly anticipated at this year's CROI. In this interview, Dr. Robert Grant, the chief medical officer of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, discusses the importance of the results and what they men for the way we approach PrEP.
CROI 2015: Update on HIV Treatment Research (Video)
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 25, 12:36 p.m. ET
To provide an update on the latest antiretroviral treatment research, Fred Schaich of IFARA spoke with Joel Gallant, M.D., of the Southwest Care Center.
Hepatitis C Reinfection Rates in People After Being Cured
Project Inform; Posted Mar 24, 5:15 p.m. ET
A defining characteristic of hepatitis C is the fact that a person can get reinfected with the virus if he is exposed to it again following cure or spontaneous clearance. A study from CROI 2015 examined how often this occurred.
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?
High Cure Rates in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients Taking Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir
Project Inform; Posted Mar 23, 4:03 p.m. ET
Results from a study of 335 HCV/HIV coinfected patients showed a cure rate of 96%, offering compelling evidence that coinfected persons can be treated for hepatitis C with a once-daily regimen.
Hepatitis C Transmission Risk Factors in Gay Men Living With HIV
Project Inform; Posted Mar 23, 4:02 p.m. ET
Although we have seen a rise in hepatitis C infections in HIV-positive men who have sex with men, there have not been many studies specifically looking at risk factors and potential modes of transmission among this community.
6 Important HIV Research Findings From CROI 2015
Josep M. Llibre, M.D., and Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 23, 1:05 p.m. ET
Here are six important HIV research findings from CROI 2015, selected by Josep M. Llibre, M.D., and Benjamin Young, M.D., two of the leading HIV doctors in the world.
HIV Status Disclosure and Ripping the Band-Aid Off Quickly
David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 22, 1:43 p.m. ET
Disclosure is always a tricky ocean to navigate: When to do it? Is it necessary? What if you're not asked? David Duran shares his thoughts and a true life story.
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New Guide Will Teach Docs to Deal With HIV Shame, Stigma
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 22, 1:27 p.m. ET
Stigma and shame may deter people from starting treatment and engaging with their doctors. One researcher in the U.K. wants to change that.
HIV Conspiracy Theories and the Black Community
Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 21, 10:30 a.m. ET
A new study finds that the distrust brought about by HIV-related rumors and conspiracy theories could be addressed by strengthening relationships between African Americans and health professionals. Dr. Kimberly Parker adds that it's important to acknowledge how these beliefs may have evolved as a safeguard for a community facing systemic oppression and widespread racial discrimination.
Financial Incentives Do Not Increase Linkage to Care or Viral Suppression
Project Inform; Posted Mar 20, 4:18 p.m. ET
Offering gift cards to people to reward them for getting into HIV care after testing positive or for getting their viral loads suppressed doesn't work better than the standard of care, according to a CROI 2015 study.
Dosing Regimen of 5 Days On and 2 Days Off Controls HIV in Young People
Project Inform; Posted Mar 20, 4:17 p.m. ET
A study showed viral control in the great majority of youth who took their regimen for five days but then skipped two, which may offer younger patients a novel way to keep HIV under control while addressing common adherence issues.
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