Unknown, Negative or Positive? Using Knowledge of HIV Status as an HIV Prevention Strategy
James Wilton and Tim Rogers, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 3, 1:00 p.m. ET
When it comes to HIV prevention, is knowledge of your status a "tool" in the "prevention tool belt"?
Please Don't Leave Me Because I Need You: An HIV Take on Separation Anxiety
Dave R., TheBody.com; Posted Feb 27, 5:00 p.m. ET
"It's a sad fact of life but somehow those who have a fear of being abandoned come over as "weaker" than those who have a fear of attachment."
New Health Plan? 5 Tips on How to Get Your HIV Meds on Time
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 26, 5:03 p.m. ET
Unfortunately, whether your meds get into your hands could come down to one all-important factor: how proactive you are. Here's some tips on how to make it happen.
YouTube User Discloses HIV-Positive Status in Video
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 26, 3:03 p.m. ET
Making the decision to disclose your HIV status is a big deal -- so why not do it in a big way? Nolan Hill used Youtube as a way to tell his enthralling story of coming out as gay and HIV positive.
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?
Hope for Better LGBT Health Trends Emerges as U.S. Policy Changes
David Duran, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 26, 11:02 a.m. ET
A new report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation discusses the myriad ways that changes in law and policy, including the ACA and the end of DOMA, have an impact on LGBT health.
F**k Poz Guys!
Marc-André LeBlanc, PositiveLite.com; Posted Feb 25, 3:00 p.m. ET
Want to stay HIV negative? "Limit your condomless sex to poz guys and avoid condomless sex with casual negative partners," writes Marc-Andre Leblanc in this guest post.
Safer Sex Advice From Dr. Rachael Ross
Candace Y.A. Montague, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 25, 1:00 p.m. ET
"I have enlisted the help of a "sexpert" to explain how safer sex eases the mind and makes intimacy ten times more fun."
Wide Range of Factors Contribute to High HIV Risk Among Black MSM in the U.S.
CDC National Prevention Information Network; Posted Feb 25, 11:00 a.m. ET
How do unemployment and lack of access to health care increase risk for HIV among black men? A new study elaborates.
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Justin B. Terry-Smith on Spill Da Tea With Shi Queeta Lee
Justin B. Terry-Smith, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 24, 5:00 p.m. ET
"When I found out that I was HIV positive, I was devastated. The first thought I thought was that I was not going to be able to have chilcren and that killed me."
Pop Superstar Rihanna Joins MAC AIDS Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 24, 3:02 p.m. ET
Rihanna is known for being the best selling artist of the digital music era, but now she has another role: HIV/AIDS advocate.
Answering Patients' Frequently Asked Hepatitis C Questions
TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
Our resident expert, Lynn Taylor, M.D., provides easy-to-digest info and down-to-earth guidance on a wide range of issues related to hep C testing, transmission and treatment.
Short Course of Early Treatment Offers Later Health Benefits
BETA; Posted Feb 21, 10:46 p.m. ET
Researchers are finding that the key to successful treatment is intricately tied to the primary HIV infection stage, before your body begins producing antibodies to fight the infection.
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