Generic HIV Drugs Will Be a Good Thing, Right?
David Evans and Anne Donnelly, Project Inform; Posted Oct 25, 1:22 p.m. ET
"It is an open question whether generic competition, at least in the short term, will actually materialize or if it does, lead to reduced prices," David Evans and Anne Donnelly write.
Countering the Contagion of Racism Through Resistance
Suraj Madoori, Treatment Action Group; Posted Oct 25, 12:38 p.m. ET
"Even after 35 years of HIV/AIDS, the stories of critical Black activism are notably absent in the dominant media and movement narratives," Suraj Madoori writes. "Contributions of early Black activism in resisting medical racism and catalyzing a much-needed racial analysis to advocacy offers lessons in how we can embolden the national response."
Beyond Tuskegee: A Case for a Racial Justice Agenda in Treatment and Research
Kenyon Farrow, Treatment Action Group; Posted Oct 25, 12:38 p.m. ET
"Recent studies of Black communities' attitudes regarding HIV show that ... rumors and conspiracies have continued to persist, and yet few, if any, public health approaches have been funded to directly engage communities in these myths and to provide educational resources to challenge the misperceptions," Kenyon Farrow writes.
HIVR4P 2016: Circumcision Offers Major Contribution to Ending HIV Epidemic as a Public Health Threat
Christine Lubinski, Science Speaks; Posted Oct 25, 12:27 p.m. ET
Kenya's medical circumcision program launched early with ambition, charting circumcisions performed for 1.3 million men by the end of 2015, leaving evaluators asking what is and what will be the impact of this HIV prevention intervention on the epidemic?
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?
Malina Fisher on 6 Years With HIV: 'I'm So Content and Happy Knowing That I'm Going to Be OK'
JD Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 25, 12:17 p.m. ET
"Here's the thing: Six years ago I never would have imagined I'd be in this place," says Malina Fisher, a young woman with HIV. "I still have the love of my son and everyone around me."
Recognizing Collective Efforts, 85 Leaders From 19 Nations Receive 2016 Omololu Falobi HIV Prevention Advocacy Award
JD Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Oct 25, 11:43 a.m. ET
On 10th anniversary of Omololu Falobi's passing, the HIV award in his name celebrates the entire movement by acknowledging all advocates who were nominated, each of whom represents thousands of others.
Who's Responsible? Pharma's Obligations Under the Right to Science
Erica Lessem and Brian Citro, Treatment Action Group; Posted Oct 24, 4:00 p.m. ET
"Benefitting from scientific progress is a human right, but who's responsible for ensuring that this right is upheld?" Erica Lessem and Brian Citro write. "As the private sector continues to dominate the field of medical innovation, it's vital that we hold pharma directly responsible for respecting the right to science."
Science and Solidarity: Using Human Rights to Strengthen TB Research and Access
Mike Frick, Treatment Action Group; Posted Oct 24, 3:55 p.m. ET
"What are the consequences of limited funding for human rights? It limits the equity proposition of TB research from the outset," Mike Frick writes. "It also means that compromise is woven into the fabric of TB research itself."
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Fact Sheet: Criminalization as Violence Against Women Living With HIV
Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Oct 24, 3:01 p.m. ET
"Women living with HIV are likely to have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse and trauma at rates much higher than the general population in the U.S.," PWN-USA writes. "These different forms of violence and trauma lead to poorer mental and physical health outcomes, negatively impacting the ability to engage in healthcare and to maintain adherence to lifesaving medications."
My Take on the Violence
Angel S., Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Oct 24, 2:15 p.m. ET
"We wish to teach our children to stand up, to fight, to advocate for themselves," Angel S. writes on the Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living With HIV. "Then the reality of what you're up against becomes very real."
Women Living With HIV Are Leading the Way
Bruce Richman, Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Oct 24, 2:11 p.m. ET
"Virtually all HIV communications in the U.S. exaggerate that there is still a risk of transmission, leaving all of us with HIV vulnerable to stigma, harms and injustice," Bruce Richman writes. "The exaggerated risk and intersecting stigmas leave women with HIV, especially women of color and transgender experience, highly vulnerable to violence."
Women Around the Nation Speak Up for the Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living With HIV
Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Oct 24, 2:06 p.m. ET
"With community events around the country happening from last week through the first week of November," PWN-USA writes, "our third annual Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV is shaping up to be another success."
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