Can I Take Hormones and ARVs? Learn About Drug Interactions Between HIV Meds and Gender-Affirming Hormones
Enid Vázquez, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Jun 19, 7:28 p.m. ET
Learn which HIV medication drug levels are increased or decreased by hormone therapy for transgender people.
Weight Gain Poses Higher Diabetes Risk With HIV in U.S. Veterans Study
Mark Mascolini, The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy; Posted Jun 19, 5:57 p.m. ET
Researchers working with a U.S. veterans group conducted a study to see how weight gain affects diabetes risk in veterans with and without HIV infection.
Fat Gains Continue and Lean Mass Falls in Group on Long-Term HIV Therapy
Mark Mascolini, The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy; Posted Jun 19, 5:54 p.m. ET
Researchers working with the U.S. AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) conducted a study to learn more about multi-year body composition changes in HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral therapy.
Addressing Hepatitis C Treatment Barriers Among HCV/HIV-Coinfected Patients
Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jun 19, 3:51 p.m. ET
To help clinicians and patients navigate the challenges of HIV/HCV coinfection, AETC NCRC released an infographic that addresses the most common barriers preventing HIV-positive people from curing their HCV infection.
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?
The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris
Anne-christine d'Adesky, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 19, 3:01 p.m. ET
Anne-christine d'Adesky has selected an excerpt from her new memoir drawn from the author's 1990s diaries.
Where Can Trans People Find Online Consumer Health Information?
Annamarya Scaccia, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 19, 1:47 p.m. ET
Here are some key places online where members of trans communities can turn for comprehensive answers to their health concerns.
Reliable Transgender Health Resources Are Out There, but More Needed
Annamarya Scaccia, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 19, 1:43 p.m. ET
"The internet is a great thing, but sometimes navigating it can be difficult," says Laura Erickson-Schroth, M.D. But online trans health information is available -- and vital to trans people's lives.
The Importance of Gender-Affirming Care
Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., P.A.-C., M.P.H., Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Jun 19, 12:57 p.m. ET
An update on the HIV care continuum for transgender adults.
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.
Change in Social Security Disability: HIV-Positive Recipients May Now Have to Go Through Reviews
Enid Vázquez, Test Positive Aware Network; Posted Jun 19, 12:56 p.m. ET
As of March 1, the Social Security Administration began requiring that people living with HIV prove they are still disabled. Like others receiving disability payments, they will have to go through a Continuing Disability Review.
From New York to Texas, Gender-Affirming and Trans-Competent Health Care Emerges
Annamarya Scaccia, TheBody.com; Posted Jun 19, 12:19 p.m. ET
Gender-affirming care supports the full health of trans people. And trans people with HIV who receive it are more likely to stay in HIV treatment -- with massive implications for their well-being.
Inflammation in the Brain Continues Even With Undetectable Plasma Viral Load
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jun 16, 5:07 p.m. ET
A person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load in the blood may still have detectable virus in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a rare but noteworthy occurrence, according to a webinar on neurology and HIV.
This Week in HIV Research: Stable Housing Improves Viral Suppression and CD4 Counts
This week, a study finds that stable housing can improve CD4 counts and viral load suppression rates in people with HIV.
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