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Transmitted Drug Resistance in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base; Posted Jun 17, 2:30 p.m. ET

Preliminary data using linkage between three U.K. HIV surveillance databases showed genetic diversity among HIV-positive pregnant women in England and Wales. The women had low prevalence of transmitted antiretroviral drug resistance -- consistent with other U.K. and European studies.

HIV and Pregnancy Audit 2013 to 2014

Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base; Posted Jun 17, 2:29 p.m. ET

Most initial treatment regimens were compliant with BHIVA guidelines, with treatment started in nearly 80% of cases. However, many women started treatment late and this was mostly not explained by late booking.

Diabetes Risk, Screening and Monitoring in People With HIV

Mark Mascolini, The Center for AIDS; Posted Jun 17, 2:01 p.m. ET

Is HIV a risk factor for diabetes? And how can HIV docs help treat patients with this illness? Dr. Todd T. Brown explains it all in this interview.

Here Are 5 Ways the Media Can Stand Up to HIV Stigma

Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Jun 17, 1:11 p.m. ET

A collaborative statement by female leaders living with HIV digs into the harmful pitfalls in mainstream media coverage of HIV. Each section recommends solutions and resources to help media makers build their knowledge and shift their thinking about the realities of living with HIV today.

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?

 

Picking Up and Learning to Make a Better Life With HIV

Michael Mersinger , TheBody.com; Posted Jun 17, 12:04 p.m. ET

What's it like to hear the words "you're HIV positive" from your doctor? The latest entry in our Day One With HIV series describes just that.

Los Angeles County Votes to Implement PrEP Program

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 17, 11:50 a.m. ET

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has just voted to start a PrEP program. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.

Transgender Health and HIV Prevention and Treatment Intersect at San Francisco's TRANS: THRIVE

Josh Kruger, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 16, 4:31 p.m. ET

At the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, San Francisco's TRANS: THRIVE made quite an impression as a model for how to do transgender HIV care and prevention.

5 HCV Genotypes

Alan Franciscus, HCV Advocate; Posted Jun 16, 2:39 p.m. ET

There is a 30% to 35% difference in the genetic make-up of the nucleotide sites of the hepatitis C virus that is used to classify the different genotypes. This viral diversity is what makes it so difficult to develop one drug to treat all of the genotypes.

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.

 

Starting Treatment When CD4 Count Is Above 500 Reduces AIDS-Related Events

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Jun 16, 12:33 p.m. ET

The early results from the Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) study are expected to change HIV treatment guidelines globally.

Remembering Professor Martin Fisher

Simon Collins and Polly Clayden, HIV i-Base; Posted Jun 16, 12:29 p.m. ET

As a doctor and researcher, Martin's career was rooted in the importance of healthcare coming from the community and a belief that patient care should be individualized. Martin's impact was extraordinary and he is deeply missed.

The Visual AIDS Web Gallery: Proud to Be Positive

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Jun 15, 10:45 p.m. ET

Can you be positive and proud? In a new Visual AIDS Web Gallery, Mark S. King poses that very question.

Does My Doctor Need to Know I'm Gay? #AskTheHIVDoc Responds

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 15, 10:35 p.m. ET

Should you be open about your sexuality with your doctor? Dr. David of the #AsktheHIVDoc web series weighs in.


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