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The Challenges of Faith Responses to the AIDS Epidemic

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 25, 2:17 p.m. ET

Gathering data about faith activities is often very difficult, especially in the context of the AIDS epidemic, where there are often perceptions of conflict between religious values and health priorities.

Stopping New HIV Infections Among Children and Adolescents and Providing Treatment to Women and Children

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 25, 2:10 p.m. ET

Stakeholders came together at the International AIDS Conference to to forge ahead on the "Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free" initiative and review the progress made towards eliminating new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive.

Thank You to All the Prison Volunteers

Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 25, 1:37 p.m. ET

"I have been given a precious gift from those who spend their time with me making me a better person," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "They encourage us to hold ourselves to a higher standard and not fall into the traps that get set by people in prison."

Wiesel, Silence and HIV

Nina Bennett, HIV Here & Now Project; Posted Jul 25, 12:30 p.m. ET

"We need to continue to speak out, those living with and those affected by HIV, in order to ensure that we are not forgotten, and that the legacy of those who can no longer speak out continues," Nina Bennett writes.

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?

 

We're Stronger When We Work Together: Dr. Wolitski Shares Closing Thoughts From AIDS 2016

AIDS.gov; Posted Jul 23, 12:24 p.m. ET

Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., reflects on some of the key scientific findings shared during the International AIDS Conference as well as other messages and advocacy efforts from the event.

New Global Push to Close Pediatric HIV Treatment Gap Launched

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 22, 2:54 p.m. ET

Leading stakeholders involved in pediatric HIV treatment joined together in a special session at the International AIDS Conference to launch an urgent global push to end pediatric AIDS by 2020.

Political Leadership Is Critical to Ending the AIDS Epidemic

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 22, 2:50 p.m. ET

The role of political leadership was the focus of a high-level dialogue between the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation in Africa and the Government of South Africa at the International AIDS Conference.

Male Involvement for Better Access and Equity in the HIV Response

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 22, 2:45 p.m. ET

Gender inequalities and gender-based violence worsen the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV and other sexual and reproductive ill-health outcomes. Yet, men and boys are also affected by the HIV epidemic as a result of harmful gender norms and inadequate health systems to respond to the needs of men.

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.

 

Fast-Track Cities Reaching the 90-90-90 Targets

UNAIDS; Posted Jul 22, 2:41 p.m. ET

Fast-Track cities are making tangible progress towards the 90-90-90 targets of 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status, 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status accessing treatment and 90% of people on treatment having suppressed viral loads.

We Have Insurance, Still Can't Afford Care

AIDS United; Posted Jul 22, 2:09 p.m. ET

Lately critics, researchers and policy-influencers are tipping the discourse toward the next big debate: Does coverage make health care affordable enough?

HIV Discussion Missing From Republican National Convention

AIDS United; Posted Jul 22, 1:46 p.m. ET

There has been little mention of HIV/AIDS during the Republican National Convention or within the 2016 Republican Platform, which was finalized and officially released at the convention.

Global Advocacy Highlights Against HIV Criminalization Presented at AIDS 2016

HIV Justice Network; Posted Jul 22, 1:10 p.m. ET

At the International AIDS Conference, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalization based on updated research from their Advancing HIV Justice 2 report.


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