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Is Marriage a Finish Line or a Torture Device for Same-Gender Loving Singles?

Antron Reshaud Olukayode, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 28, 4:37 p.m. ET

With marriage equality all over the news, our blogger Antron talks about his experiences with love and whether he's ready to embrace marriage.

PrEP Update: Hopeful Trends but Social Challenges Persist

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 28, 12:08 p.m. ET

In this review of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) data out of the Adherence 2015 conference, David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., touches on a variety of issues concerning the uptake and effectiveness of, barriers to, and facilitators for PrEP as a biomedical intervention to prevent the spread of HIV.

Views From the Front Lines: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Gay Men

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jul 27, 10:52 p.m. ET

How do we solve the issue of rising STI infections among gay men? Three service providers weigh in.

The Reemergence of STIs Among Gay Men: Why Does It Matter and What Can Be Done?

James Wilton, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jul 27, 10:41 p.m. ET

Rates of STIs are on the rise among gay men, and this may point to a rise in HIV infections. What can be done to turn this tide?

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?

 

Patching the Leaky Cascade: Report From the 2015 Adherence Conference

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 27, 4:38 p.m. ET

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., reports on the conference with the snappy moniker Adherence 2015, at which delegates shared a variety of promising findings and strategies for engaging those living with HIV who are not on treatment, have fallen out of care or do not have an undetectable HIV viral load.  Delegates also addressed the issue of stigma, which is widely seen as the most challenging obstacle to HIV prevention and treatment worldwide.

On World Hepatitis Day, Millions to Hear Messages of Testing and Treatment, not Stigma

Sony Salzman, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 27, 2:48 p.m. ET

On World Hepatitis Day on July 28, the global community will give a voice to the 4,000 people who die every day from the widespread and still misunderstood illness.

Danish Study Raises Questions About Accelerated Aging in HIV

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Jul 27, 2:15 p.m. ET

How does HIV affect your chances of experiencing heart attack, stroke, cancers or other common age-related health problems?

For Children With HIV, Chewable Meds a New Way to Stay Healthy

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 27, 1:53 p.m. ET

Children living with HIV may have trouble taking daily pills. Now, thanks to chewable HIV meds, that problem may be addressed.

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.

 

How Can Social Workers Help People Get Great HIV Care?

Olivia Ford, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 27, 1:11 p.m. ET

Whether they're securing needed services, providing safe spaces or approaching care with an eye toward empowerment, social workers can be the calm in the storm for many people living with HIV.

Really Rapid Review: IAS 2015

Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Jul 27, 12:37 p.m. ET

Need a quick dose of the most interesting research presented at IAS 2015, a major HIV science meeting that took place earlier this month? Paul Sax, M.D., has you covered.

Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time: Utilizing Data to Strengthen the Fight Against HIV

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 25, 4:52 p.m. ET

In light of limited funds and an uncontrolled epidemic among certain populations, the use of data to identify both individuals who are out of care and to match limited resources with high HIV burden locales is proving an effective means by which to stop the epidemic.

Sequential Immunizations May Be Needed for Successful HIV Vaccination

Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 25, 4:17 p.m. ET

New research suggests that the path to a successful HIV vaccine will require multiple immunizations that prime a person's immune system to produce antibodies that are capable of neutralizing a wide range of HIV strains at different points along the immune response.


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