Love Art and Sex
Antron Reshaud Olukayode, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 7, 5:04 p.m. ET
"Many nights, I've cried over this. I've placed myself in compromising positions to avoid this conversation, I wonder if I've never made love -- does that mean I'm a virgin still?"
Nightlight: On My HIV Diagnosis and Crystal Meth
R. Craig Stringer, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 7, 3:00 p.m. ET
When R. Craig Stringer answered the phone one afternoon and heard an unfamiliar, formal-sounding voice, he knew it couldn't be bringing good news.
CROI 2014: The Latest on HIV Antiretroviral Therapy (Video)
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 7, 1:00 p.m. ET
A pair of top HIV doctor-researchers share new info on long-acting meds and the trend toward simpler, better-tolerated, "customized" treatment regimens.
Antiretroviral Therapy in 2014: How Does a Doctor Choose?
Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H., Positively Aware; Posted Apr 4, 3:00 p.m. ET
Today, there are more treatment options than ever before for a person newly diagnosed with HIV. How does a doctor choose?
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?
What Will HIV Treatment Look Like in 5 Years?
Terri Wilder, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 4, 1:00 p.m. ET
We asked some of the leading experts and advocates in HIV care: By 2020, how much different will the treatment experience be for people living with HIV?
An Initiate at "The Vampire Academy"
Ben B., TheBody.com; Posted Apr 2, 5:00 p.m. ET
"That's what HIV is: a new club, a subculture with its own memes. And perhaps something that scares me more than I care to think about: a brand new closet to come out of."
What Does HIV Stigma Look Like in the U.S. South?
TheBody.com; Posted Apr 2, 3:00 p.m. ET
People in the U.S. South are burdened with an unfair proportion of the country's HIV infections, and many activists agree stigma is the culprit. But what does Southern-bred stigma look like?
Kaposi's Sarcoma and HIV: Not Gone, Not Forgotten
Terri Wilder, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 2, 1:00 p.m. ET
Think Kaposi's sarcoma is a relic of a bygone era? A flurry of new research highlights just how relevant the disease still is -- and how much about it we have yet to learn.
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A Lost Girl
Maria T. Mejia, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 1, 5:00 p.m. ET
"I was a little worm that became a butterfly and now I am flying high."
Starting Antiretrovirals Wasn't an Option
Aaron Laxton, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 1, 3:00 p.m. ET
How do you access necessary HIV treatment without a job and without insurance? If you're Aaron Laxton, you get creative.
High Cure Rates for Short-Course Oral Hepatitis C Treatment
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 1, 1:00 p.m. ET
A new hepatitis C treatment regimen in development appears to have extremely high cure rates, despite only requiring a person to take pills for six weeks.
Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?
Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Mar 31, 5:00 p.m. ET
"Not a single HIV transmission occurred during the study from someone with an undetectable viral load. If PARTNER had been researching a new medication, they would have stopped the trial and dispensed the drug immediately."
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