Pop Superstar Rihanna Joins MAC AIDS Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 24, 3:02 p.m. ET
Rihanna is known for being the best selling artist of the digital music era, but now she has another role: HIV/AIDS advocate.
Answering Patients' Frequently Asked Hepatitis C Questions
TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
Our resident expert, Lynn Taylor, M.D., provides easy-to-digest info and down-to-earth guidance on a wide range of issues related to hep C testing, transmission and treatment.
Short Course of Early Treatment Offers Later Health Benefits
BETA; Posted Feb 21, 10:46 p.m. ET
Researchers are finding that the key to successful treatment is intricately tied to the primary HIV infection stage, before your body begins producing antibodies to fight the infection.
Ben B., TheBody.com; Posted Feb 21, 9:46 p.m. ET
"He made a point to give me a big hug when he dropped me off, and even called me 10 minutes later, just to tell me: 'You are loved.'"
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?
Two Sick People in Bed: Relationship or Hospital?
Reggie Smith, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 21, 3:01 p.m. ET
"We all bring "emotional baggage" to our relationships, but without tools for healing and dealing with issues as they arise, we are liable to let our emotions determine our words and actions. "
How to Thwart a Thyroid Problem
Michelle Foisy, Pharm.D., Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Feb 21, 1:00 p.m. ET
When the small gland at the base of the neck doesn't function properly, it can contribute to fertility problems, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and many other health problems.
You Are What You Eat!
JoAnna LaForce, R.Ph.,C.G.P., Being Alive; Posted Feb 20, 1:00 p.m. ET
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, what you put in your body has a huge impact on your health.
An HIV-Anniversary ER Trip During Sick Season
Brooke Davidoff, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 19, 5:01 p.m. ET
"When my husband gets sick (which is all the time) I avoid him like the plague. I keep Myles, my son, away and sometimes I sleep in Myles' room to avoid being breathed on."
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Ask the Experts: Anxiety
Pauline Anderson and Debbie Koenig, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Feb 19, 3:00 p.m. ET
HIV is a disease that affects body and mind, but many non HIV-related stressors can contribute to stress for people living with HIV.
New HIV Cases Rise Sharply Among Gay Men in Poland
Mathew Rodriguez, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 19, 1:00 p.m. ET
Why has there been a 13.5 fold increase in HIV infections in Poland -- a 40-fold increase in the capital region -- in the past decade?
Justin and Husband Phil Adopt Son
Justin B. Terry-Smith, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 18, 5:00 p.m. ET
"When I became HIV positive I thought to myself, “I will never have a child”. Every time I saw a child with their parent playing, walking hand in hand, giggling, just being a family it hurt, it hurt me to my soul."
I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!
Gina Brown, AIDS United; Posted Feb 18, 3:00 p.m. ET
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7, 2014. In this op-ed, Gina Brown discusses how NBHAAD is centered around the idea of the black community mobilizing to care for each other.
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