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Diagnosed in 1981, Bob Katz Rides Every Year for Those Who Can't

David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 19, 1:25 p.m. ET

Bob Katz came to his first AIDS Life/Cycle to honor two partners and 160 friends lost to AIDS. Then he discovered he really liked doing it, and has been going strong ever since.

This Week in HIV Research: Immune System Differences Could Produce bNAbs; New HIV Infections Are No Longer Falling; and Zoledronic Acid May Prevent Bone Loss

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 19, 1:08 p.m. ET

This week, we learn about the immunological profile of people living with HIV who naturally produce broadly-neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs). We also find out that efforts to eradicate HIV worldwide will require a much greater emphasis on prevention, and learn that zoledronic acid may prevent bone loss in those who start antiretroviral therapy.

Usher to Headline the Global Citizen Concert on September 17 to Support Global Fund Replenishment

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Posted Aug 19, 12:39 p.m. ET

Usher will headline a free-ticketed concert on September 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal. With Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Bill Gates attending as special guests, the event will celebrate progress in global health and development.

Aging With HIV: An Interview With HIV/AIDS Pioneer Kenneth Mayer, M.D.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Aug 19, 12:16 p.m. ET

"Because we have limited experience with people living with HIV for more than three decades, we don't know what the effect is of even the subtle immune deficiency that somebody might have who begins treatment early," says Kenneth Mayer, M.D.

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?

 

Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy During Incarceration

Ramon Gabriel Torres, M.D., TheBody.com; Posted Aug 18, 4:58 p.m. ET

What's it like to try to adhere to HIV meds in prison? Drawing from his professional and personal experience, imprisoned physician Gabriel Torres, M.D., reveals the reality and offers strategies.

Sign a Petition Asking Hilary Clinton to Commit to Increasing Funding for Global AIDS Programs

Health GAP; Posted Aug 18, 4:31 p.m. ET

The U.S. has the ability to change the fate of twenty million people living with HIV by increasing funding to global AIDS programs. If it fails to do so, the world risks rising HIV infection rates and an uncontrollable pandemic.

Condomless Anal Sex Rising in U.S. MSM With or Without HIV Infection

Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 18, 12:02 p.m. ET

From 2005 to 2014, condomless anal sex rose among U.S. men who have sex with men (MSM) with or without HIV infection. Neither serosorting nor use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) explained falling condom use in this study of almost 36,000 MSM.

The Evolution of Ryan White HIV Care

Laura W. Cheever, M.D., Sc.M., National Minority AIDS Council; Posted Aug 18, 11:22 a.m. ET

The 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment will take a hard look at what can be done in and out of the federal government to overcome the structural barriers that are the root of so many health inequities, such as inadequate housing, transportation and food insecurity.

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.

 

Methamphetamine Tightly Tied to Greater HIV Risk Behavior in MSM

Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Aug 18, 10:16 a.m. ET

Methamphetamine use significantly boosted a sexual risk score that predicts HIV acquisition in a study of 8,905 U.S. men who have sex with men.

Biking for HIV Funding, Rider Also Confronts Her Eating Disorder

David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 17, 5:00 p.m. ET

"Now that HIV had actually touched my life personally through my friend, and I was in recovery mode, I wanted to make the gesture for him and also do it for myself," said Jessica Walker as she joined the AIDS/Life Cycle.

As a Trans Woman with HIV, Finding Community as a Biking Captain

David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 17, 4:55 p.m. ET

After surviving trauma and learning that she was HIV positive, Bobbee Moore became more outgoing and comfortable in her own skin as part of the AIDS/Life Cycle community.

Brenden Shucart on HIV, From Pop Culture Moments to His Life's Path

Olivia G. Ford, TheBody.com; Posted Aug 17, 4:42 p.m. ET

Podcaster and writer Brenden Shucart adds to the canon of honest and diverse reflections on HIV, queer arts and culture. Living with HIV since 2005, he says at age 35 he's now "healthier and happier" than he's ever been.


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