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CDC's Drs. Hader and McCray Discuss Developments From AIDS 2016; Posted Jul 20, 2:02 p.m. ET

Shannon Hader, M.D., M.P.H., and Eugene McCray, M.D., reflect on what they've heard at the International AIDS Conference and shared some of the common approaches and priorities across U.S. and global HIV programs.

USAID's David Stanton From AIDS 2016; Posted Jul 20, 1:58 p.m. ET

David Stanton, director of USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS, discusses the agency's work to deliver comprehensive HIV services to key populations, the great potential of PrEP and microbicides, and the confounding role of HIV stigma and discrimination.

HRSA's Macrae and Robinson Discuss What Has Struck Them at AIDS 2016; Posted Jul 20, 1:55 p.m. ET

HRSA leaders Jim Macrae and Letitia Robinson speak about strategies for integrating HIV care into primary care and translating scientific advances into practice on issues ranging from prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

NIH's Dr. Dieffenbach Shares Updates on HIV Vaccine Research From Second Day of AIDS 2016; Posted Jul 20, 1:49 p.m. ET

This was "HIV vaccine day" at AIDS 2016, according to Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., since there were several important presentations about advances in ongoing HIV vaccine research.

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'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?


Gay Serviceman Erased From U.S. Military; Sex Workers Talk Shop; and Gay Activists Are Cruising

Mark S. King,; Posted Jul 20, 12:49 p.m. ET

Mark S. King gets up close and personal with some of the people passionately advocating for changes to HIV criminalization laws, including a discharged U.S. Army officer and Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren. Also: Just how "cruisy" is the gay scene at the International AIDS Conference?

Gay and Bisexual Teen Males No More Likely Than Heterosexual Teen Males to Engage in Several Sexual Risk Behaviors; Still at Substantially Higher Risk of HIV Infection

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Jul 20, 10:46 a.m. ET

New CDC data suggest there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among U.S. male students in ninth through 12th grades who identify as heterosexual, gay, or bisexual. Still, young gay and bisexual males are at much higher risk for HIV because their sex partners are more likely to be infected with HIV.

Life As a Captive Audience

Tim Hinkhouse,; Posted Jul 19, 4:19 p.m. ET

Tim Hinkhouse ruminates on the petty injustices of life in prison, including the substantial costs of communicating with the outside world and affording the "outside food" at the annual family picnic.

How Should People With HIV Protect Themselves From Criminalization?

Victoria Law,; Posted Jul 19, 3:51 p.m. ET

How much should people with HIV be concerned about their personal actions and criminalization risks in their daily lives? spoke to leaders at the 2016 HIV Is Not A Crime Training Academy to gain their perspectives.

My Health Tracker

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AIDS 2016: Victimized, Vilified by Law and Media, a Nurse Faces an Uncertain Future

Antigone Barton, Science Speaks; Posted Jul 19, 2:40 p.m. ET

HIV-positive nurse Rosemary Namubiru's life was "taken apart" by police, prosecutors and reporters after a workplace accident when the needle she was using to inject a struggling child instead pierced her own skin.

It Will Take More Than $36 Billion Every Year to End AIDS

Charles Wiysonge, The Conversation; Posted Jul 19, 1:59 p.m. ET

"The scarcity of adequate funds to provide antiretrovirals to people living with HIV -- together with the possibility of rising drug resistance to existing antiretroviral treatments -- will make achieving the goal to end AIDS by 2030 extremely difficult," Charles Wiysonge writes.

Peace Corps' Marie McLeod Shares Perspective From AIDS 2016; Posted Jul 19, 1:40 p.m. ET

The director of the Global Health and HIV Office at the Peace Corps discusses PEPFAR implementation of HIV prevention and care work as well as work with orphans and vulnerable children.

Dr. Fauci and Dr. Wolitski Discuss Highlights of AIDS 2016; Posted Jul 19, 1:01 p.m. ET

Anthony Fauci, M.D., and Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., discuss some of the good news about HIV prevention for women and their infants presented at the conference as well as follow up studies on the power of treatment as prevention.

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