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Undocumented and Unsure

Julio Aguilera, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Apr 20, 1:18 p.m. ET

How does one "learn" to be gay? In this beautiful op-ed, one Mexican Chicago boy talks about how he found himself over time.

Implementing a Screening Program for Domestic Abuse

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Apr 20, 1:07 p.m. ET

Intimate partner violence effects people of all genders living with HIV. Now, one study is recommending that domestic violence screening be part of all HIV care.

Women With HIV Demand Bold Initiatives for High-Quality Services for Black Women and Transgender Women of Color

Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Apr 18, 3:58 p.m. ET

The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA).

This Week in HIV Research: An Immune System Fights HIV, 6 Overlooked Questions in Beating HIV, and a Cure and Vaccine in 15 Years?

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 17, 4:53 p.m. ET

This week we look at an intriguing case study of an elite controller that speaks to the power of the immune system, and a couple of thought-provoking commentaries on the prospects of an HIV cure and vaccine.

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?

 

6 Overlooked Questions That May Hold the Key to Beating HIV

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 17, 4:06 p.m. ET

"A true long-term solution to HIV infection merits an appreciation of alternative ideas and findings that could be beneficial in the ultimate control of HIV/AIDS," Jay A. Levy, M.D., writes. Here are the six key questions Levy urges HIV researchers to keep in mind when investigating and designing new trials.

5-Year Anniversary

Brian Ledford, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 17, 3:44 p.m. ET

Our blogger Brian Ledford is celebrating five years living successfully with HIV. Here, he recounts the roller coaster ride.

Latino MSM: Identifying Needs, Eliminating Barriers

Luis Scaccabarrozzi, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Apr 17, 3:43 p.m. ET

What are the barriers that stand between gay Latino men and good HIV prevention, care and treatment?

C U L8tr: Hepatitis C Eradication

Tracy Swan, Treatment Action Group; Posted Apr 17, 3:42 p.m. ET

With treatment for hepatitis C more effective than ever, can we wipe this infectious disease off the map?

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.

 

We Shall Not Be Removed: Love, Sex and Intimacy in the Era of HIV Stigma

Yolo Akili Robinson, AIDS United; Posted Apr 17, 2:09 p.m. ET

AIDS United is sponsoring a Google Hangout to discuss the impact of HIV stigma on love and intimacy in black gay communities. Yolo Akili Robinson explains just how important this is.

What's So Controversial About AIDS Healthcare Foundation?

Rod McCullom, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 16, 5:28 p.m. ET

A whistleblower lawsuit against the provider of HIV/AIDS care will take time to resolve. However, its filing has brought new attention to AIDS Healthcare Foundation's history, business and media practices and what some have called aggressive tactics.

My Secret Life

Alberto Jacinto, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America; Posted Apr 16, 1:10 p.m. ET

Faced with homophobia and negative attitudes towards sex growing up, how does a young gay Latino have a healthy sex life?

An HIV Cure and Vaccine Within the Next 15 Years?

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Apr 16, 1:06 p.m. ET

The hope for a cure is at an all time high, but the science is still fragile.


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