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Drug Use May Be Increasing Syphilis Rates Among HIV-Positive Cisgender Women, Studies Show

Kenyon Farrow, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 12, 11:47 a.m. ET

The global increase in sexually transmitted infections was a major focus of the CROI 2019 meeting in Seattle, Washington.

New Option for PrEP: TAF/FTC Is Non-Inferior to TDF/FTC -- Results of Phase 3 DISCOVER Study

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Mar 11, 4:28 p.m. ET

The results from this large study are notable, showing that a new version of PrEP is at least as affective at protecting against HIV infection as the currently approved formulation.

From Rural New York, Rolake Odetoyinbo Fights for the Rights of Nigerian Women and Girls With HIV

Sam Avrett, TheBody; Posted Mar 11, 11:25 a.m. ET

For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, we honor the work of Rolake Odetoyinbo, who fights for the human rights of women and girls, the LGBT community, and people with HIV in Nigeria.

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Mar 8, 3:19 p.m. ET

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

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?

 

TAF as Effective as TDF in Cisgender Women, With Fewer Side Effects

Martha Kempner, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 8, 1:36 p.m. ET

A pooled analysis presented at CROI 2019 showed fewer kidney and bone density issues with tenofovir alafenamide in cisgender women than were found with the older formulation.

Phase 3 Results With Dual Therapy Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine Long-Acting Injections: ATLAS and FLAIR Studies

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Mar 7, 10:32 p.m. ET

Two oral presentations at CROI 2019 showed that dual therapy with long-acting monthly injections resulted in very low levels of virological failure with high participant preference for injections compared to oral combinations.

Viral Reservoir Can Explain Persistent Low Level Viremia With Good Adherence on ART

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Mar 7, 8:19 p.m. ET

A CROI 2019 study suggests the dynamics of HIV proliferation in the viral reservoir might explain why viral load sometimes fails to become undetectable, especially when adherence is good.

This Week in HIV Research: How Low (an Atripla Dose) Can You Go?

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 7, 6:26 p.m. ET

Atripla may be just as effective when taken every other day; poor antiretroviral prescription fill rates after hospitalization; U.S. progress against UNAIDS targets; hepatitis C transmission clustering in France.

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.

 

Dolutegravir More Effective Than Efavirenz at Achieving Viral Suppression During Late-Term Pregnancy, New Study Shows

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 7, 6:13 a.m. ET

Unlike some previous studies that focused on early pregnancy, this study showed no associated congenital disabilities with either drug.

What You Need to Know About the Second Person Likely Cured of HIV

Kenyon Farrow, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 6, 2:55 p.m. ET

Richard Jefferys, an expert in HIV cure research, spoke to TheBodyPRO about this new case of HIV remission -- and the danger in rushing to publish these stories, especially for people who live with stigma.

What You Should Know About the House of Representatives' New "Medicare for All" Bill

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Mar 5, 3:46 p.m. ET

Activist Mark Hannay explains what the bill means for people living with HIV and how it will shape the 2020 election debate.

UK Patient Likely to Be the Second Person Cured of HIV: Two Further Cases at CROI 2019 of HIV Remission After Allogenic Stem Cell Transplants

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Mar 4, 10:33 p.m. ET

The procedure used in this case was similar to that used in the only previously confirmed HIV cure case, "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown, albeit with a somewhat less aggressive approach.


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