Why I Started Supporting PrEP
Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 11, 3:00 p.m. ET
Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H, describes how her interaction with a newly diagnosed person living with HIV led to a reversal of opinion on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Motherhood and HIV -- the Laughter, the Fears and the Hopes of HIV-Positive Moms
TheBody.com; Posted Apr 11, 1:00 p.m. ET
We know that having a child while living with HIV is easier than ever. However, for everything that comes after childbirth, like raising a child or disclosing to a child, look to the advice of these HIV-positive moms.
Both Sides Now: Caring for an HIV-Negative Partner
Bob Leahy, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 9, 5:00 p.m. ET
"Prostate cancer after all is more often than not eminently treatable -- but I've felt uncomfortable about issues involving mortality (mine and his) for decades."
Starting HIV Treatment Amidst Anger and Depression
Greg Freeman, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 9, 3:00 p.m. ET
How do you start HIV treatment when all you feel after a diagnosis is anger? For Greg Freeman, you start with one of the finest doctors in Sydney and a desire to control your health.
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?
Looking Forward in Hepatitis C Treatment, With Trepidation
Terri Wilder, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 9, 1:00 p.m. ET
We may be at a dramatic turning point in our efforts to wipe out hepatitis C forever. "But we have to figure out how to bring the cure to the people," warns advocate Tracy Swan.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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