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This Week in HIV Research: Do We Need New Statin Guidelines?

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jan 10, 1:45 p.m. ET

Cholesterol guidelines may underestimate statin value; shifting from Ryan White CARE Act to Affordable Care Act coverage; HCV seroconversion and CD4 count suppression; HCV reinfection odds by risk group.

Whatever Madonna Was Selling at Her Stonewall Appearance, I'm Not Buying

David Barr, TheBody; Posted Jan 9, 1:58 p.m. ET

Madonna paid a surprise visit to New York City's historic Stonewall Inn on New Year's Eve. But David Barr remembers a past in which the cultural icon appeared not to have much time for the LGBT community.

Intergenerational Jealousy and Serodiscordant Black Gay Romance: Creators of Daddyhunt's Season 3 Serial Spill the T

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Jan 8, 12:14 p.m. ET

We chatted about all the new developments with principal storyline creators Casey Crawford, Daddyhunt's general manager, and Dan Wohlfeiler, cofounder of Building Healthy Online Communities.

Michigan Legalized Recreational Marijuana; What Does It Mean for People Living With HIV?

Aaron Anderson, TheBody; Posted Jan 7, 11:00 a.m. ET

Michigan is the first state in the Midwest and the 10th state in the nation to legally recognize marijuana for recreational use. But how does this change things for people living with HIV and other medical conditions?

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?

 

This Week in HIV Research: Damming the Cascade of Unmet Needs

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jan 3, 2:37 p.m. ET

Unmet subsistence needs and clinical outcomes; finding HIV treatment success alongside quality-of-life issues; the potential value of facility-level HIV care continuum data; stimulant use and viral suppression.

Jordan Eagles Uses Life's Blood in Life's Work

Charles Sanchez, TheBody; Posted Jan 2, 2:49 p.m. ET

Many creative folk say that art is in their blood. For Jordan Eagles, blood is in his art -- not simply as an artistic tool, but as a precious, universal life force.

HIV Activism Without Pleasure and Healing: Leave It in 2018

Tiffany Marrero, TheBody; Posted Dec 31, 11:19 a.m. ET

Tiffany Marerro reflects on a year of activism and honors those who came before her.

2018: The Year of Lessons and by Far the Hardest Year of My Existence

Maria T. Mejia, The Well Project; Posted Dec 27, 11:36 a.m. ET

"I can't wait to start the year and optimistic that all of these trials were learning lessons," Maria Mejia writes.

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.

 

Hep C and Drug Abuse Often Go Hand in Hand, but Screening for Infection Lags

Michelle Andrews, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Posted Dec 24, 1:17 p.m. ET

The number of people who inject drugs has soared, yet many drug patients are not checked for the virus that can damage the liver.

Newly Diagnosed With HIV, I've Got Challenges and a Lot of Blessings in Store for the New Year

Toraje Heyward, TheBody; Posted Dec 24, 12:47 p.m. ET

After being diagnosed with HIV in April 2018, Toraje Heyward realized that there was much work to do.

Timothy DuWhite's Play, 'Neptune,' Takes You on a Journey of Being Black, HIV-Positive, and Battling for a Space to Be Loved

Kenyon Farrow, TheBody; Posted Dec 24, 12:12 p.m. ET

Heaviness and hilarity are both present in Timothy DuWhite's solo stage show, Neptune

Managing Holiday Stress: Some Tips for Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

David Fawcett, Ph.D., LCSW, TheBody; Posted Dec 21, 4:51 p.m. ET

Some practical tips and skills to lessen the negative impact of the season and to promote healthy connection and enjoyment of the holidays.


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