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Side Effects of HIV Antiretroviral (ARV) Treatment

TheBody.com; Posted Apr 28, 1:33 p.m. ET

What are the side effects of HIV treatment? Learn the basics here.

HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP)

TheBody.com; Posted Apr 28, 12:36 p.m. ET

Today, we know that HIV meds can also block HIV transmission. Learn about HIV treatment as prevention (TasP).

The Changing Face of HIV

Brian Ledford, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 27, 5:58 p.m. ET

"The face of HIV/AIDS is no longer what we have come to expect; we are not the dying and sick that the media has come to portray over the years," writes Brian Ledford.

The Comfort of Blaming Other People for New HIV Cases

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Apr 27, 4:45 p.m. ET

For years, Mark S. King delivered the stock message: Most HIV transmission comes from those who don't know their status. But new data says many times it's from those who are diagnosed but not in care. What's an advocate to do?

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?

 

17 Top Questions About Starting HIV Treatment

TheBody.com; Posted Apr 27, 4:18 p.m. ET

Get clear answers to the common questions when you are considering starting treatment after an HIV diagnosis.

State by State, People With HIV and Allies Fight to Change Laws

Todd A. Heywood, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 27, 12:51 p.m. ET

Advocates across the U.S. are mounting a robust movement to replace outdated and often scientifically unsound laws related to HIV that have led to the prosecution and imprisonment of people with HIV, Todd Heywood reports.

Landmark Moments in the Lives of People With HIV

TheBody.com; Posted Apr 27, 11:53 a.m. ET

In this collection of voices and stories, we've highlighted key moments that made a tremendous difference in the lives of our community members.

Live Bold Live Now: HIV Turning Points

TheBody.com; Posted Apr 26, 5:43 p.m. ET

Experience these three unique, beautifully produced personal stories that testify to how -- by accessing information, community and health care -- people with HIV can find support, stability and love.

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.

 

Small Increase, Big Impact: Investing in HIV/AIDS Research Could Fund the World's Next Medical Breakthrough (Infographic)

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Posted Apr 26, 5:26 p.m. ET

An increase in U.S. HIV research funding in line with the increase in total NIH funding would mean an additional $76.6 million for HIV research in 2017, but continues to be flat-funded at 2015 levels.

What Is an Investigational HIV Drug?

AIDSinfo; Posted Apr 26, 4:20 p.m. ET

This new fact sheet explains what investigational HIV drugs are, how trials are conducted, and how access can be obtained through clinical trials and expanded access programs.

HIV and Older Adults

AIDSinfo; Posted Apr 26, 3:52 p.m. ET

Anyone -- including older adults -- can get HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-quarter of all Americans living with HIV in 2012 were 55 years of age and older.

Corrections to the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection

AIDSinfo; Posted Apr 26, 3:29 p.m. ET

The Guidelines have been updated to include two newly released drugs and one updated formulation, and "What to Start" information has been revised.


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