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A Play About AIDS Wins Tony Awards, and No One Says 'HIV'

Jason Lydon, TheBody; Posted Jun 12, 2:00 p.m. ET

AIDS should have been center stage at the Tony Awards this year with big wins for the revival of Angels In America, a play about gay men dying of HIV in the 1980s. Except, none of the winners actually mentioned the word.

Today Is the Day: A Call to Action for Providers During LGBTQ Pride Month

Jessica Halem, M.B.A., TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 12, 12:20 p.m. ET

"The LGBTQ community needs health care providers to open their eyes and commit to our health, well-being, and healing," Jessica Halem writes. "We need them to be aware of our history and the reasons why so many of us don't trust that doctors and nurses will treat us with respect."

Spotlight on Masonia Traylor: Women Making a Difference

The Well Project; Posted Jun 11, 2:46 p.m. ET

"I am not alone as a woman living with this virus," Masonia Traylor says. "I offer hope to others just by continuously pushing forward and finding reasons to live."

You Up? This Public-Health Partner to Hookup Apps Sure Hopes So

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Jun 11, 1:57 p.m. ET

Building Healthy Online Communities shows platforms like Grindr and Daddyhunt how to help users maintain sexual health.

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?

 

Strategies for a Cure

Karine Dubé and Jeff Berry, Positively Aware; Posted Jun 11, 12:40 p.m. ET

Three researchers talk about ongoing HIV cure research within the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, treatment interruptions, and when we might see a cure.

China Approves Albuvirtide: A Once-Weekly Injectable Entry Inhibitor

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Jun 8, 2:21 p.m. ET

On June 6, 2018, without news from the U.S. FDA, a press release from Frontier Biotech announced the approval of a new HIV drug in China that is given by once-weekly injection.

Is the World Ready for Long-Acting HIV Treatment?

Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 8, 1:45 p.m. ET

How can science improve on its own miracle? This is the question at the heart of an ongoing discussion in HIV medicine over the future of long-acting antiretroviral therapy, or LA-ART.

Trump Administration Refuses to Defend ACA in Court, Potentially Jeopardizing Health Care for Millions

AIDS United; Posted Jun 8, 12:47 p.m. ET

The Trump administration said that it would not defend the Affordable Care Act in court in the case of a lawsuit filed by 20 Republican-led states, claiming that the health care law is unconstitutional.

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.

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Milestones of a Mississippi Man

David Durán, Positively Aware; Posted Jun 7, 4:01 p.m. ET

Just days before his 20th birthday, Antwan Matthews tested positive for HIV. It only took him a few hours to make the bold decision to not let his new status bring him down, and to use it to somehow help others.

This Week in HIV Research: Monday, Wednesday, Treatment Days

Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Jun 7, 3:17 p.m. ET

Happy days for thrice-weekly dosing; shortfalls in chronic opioid therapy monitoring; neurocognition, treatment initiation, and high CD4; the link between influenza virus shedding and CD4 count.

Mental Health and HIV in Prison

Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody; Posted Jun 7, 11:59 a.m. ET

"Emotional scars can never heal, and the damage they cause can be irreparable," Tim Hinkhouse writes.

Veteran of Two Overseas Combat Zones Faces Possible Discharge Simply Because He Lives With HIV

Lambda Legal; Posted Jun 6, 3:44 p.m. ET

In a new lawsuit, a sergeant in the D.C. Army National Guard claims he was denied the opportunity to serve as an officer and faces possible discharge from the United States armed services because he is living with HIV.


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