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Starting Antiretrovirals Wasn't an Option

Aaron Laxton, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 1, 3:00 p.m. ET

How do you access necessary HIV treatment without a job and without insurance? If you're Aaron Laxton, you get creative.

High Cure Rates for Short-Course Oral Hepatitis C Treatment

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 1, 1:00 p.m. ET

A new hepatitis C treatment regimen in development appears to have extremely high cure rates, despite only requiring a person to take pills for six weeks.

Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?

Mark S. King, MyFabulousDisease.com; Posted Mar 31, 5:00 p.m. ET

"Not a single HIV transmission occurred during the study from someone with an undetectable viral load. If PARTNER had been researching a new medication, they would have stopped the trial and dispensed the drug immediately."

Atripla, Vivid Dreams and Getting Past the Undetectable Brick Wall

Mike, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 31, 3:00 p.m. ET

Some people think that Mike, the writer of this guest blog, is lucky because he has a CD4 count of 1600. He doesn't call it luck; he calls it responsibility, which helped him overcome Atripla's side effects.

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?

 

Superfoods to Put in Your Pantry

Doug Cook, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Mar 31, 1:00 p.m. ET

How can Brazil nuts, fatty fish and eggs help you stay healthy? Find out more in this rundown of the foods that will make you feel (and look) great.

YouTube User Discloses HIV-Positive Status in Video

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 28, 5:03 p.m. ET

Making the decision to disclose your HIV status is a big deal -- so why not do it in a big way? Nolan Hill used YouTube as a way to tell his enthralling story of coming out as gay and HIV positive.

Women and PrEP: A Q&A With Dr. Judy Auerbach

BETA; Posted Mar 28, 3:02 p.m. ET

Clinical trials of PrEP among women have been a mixed bag -- mostly due to adherence issues. In this interview, Judy Auerbach, Ph.D., talks about how complicated and critical adherence is.

Starting HIV Treatment and Corporate Greed: An Activist's Perspective

Marco Benjamin, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 28, 1:00 p.m. ET

From protesting "big pharma" about the cost of meds, to being on meds himself, Marco Benjamin's journey with starting treatment is nuanced, and the subject of this op-ed.

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.

 

I Am More Than My Vagina

Rae Lewis-Thornton, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 27, 5:00 p.m. ET

"My former therapist used to drill into me that discipline is a transferable skill. You can apply discipline to all things in your life and at the end of discipline is feeling good about yourself. "

How to Improve Gay Men's Sexual Health

Megan Canon, M.P.H., BETA; Posted Mar 27, 3:00 p.m. ET

How can we even talk about HIV prevention without talking about sexual health? And how can we talk about sexual health if stigma stops those conversations from happening?

CROI 2014: The Latest on HIV Cure Research (Video)

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 27, 1:00 p.m. ET

HIV activist Matt Sharp sits down with Nicolas Chomont, Ph.D., from the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida, and Sharon Lewin, M.D., a prominent HIV cure researcher.

The Bug Chaser's Tale: An Interview

Dave R., TheBody.com; Posted Mar 26, 5:00 p.m. ET

"Many people have a fascination for what drives people to bug chase and this story may help others understand the phenomenon a little better."


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