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Breastfeeding in the Era of HIV Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 17, 12:55 p.m. ET

"Breastfeeding is a natural, shameless way of feeding babies, and women living with HIV like me now have the opportunity to experience that privilege," explains Tuysihime Claire Gasamagera.

No Evidence of Accelerated Brain Aging in HIV-Positive People on Effective ART

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Feb 17, 12:40 p.m. ET

Researchers at CROI 2017 reported no evidence of accelerating brain aging in HIV-positive people in ART, based on highly sensitive brain imaging scans and cognitive testing over two years.

Final HIV Research Highlights From CROI 2017

AIDS.gov; Posted Feb 17, 12:14 p.m. ET

As CROI 2017 wrapped up in Seattle, NIAID's Dr. Carl Dieffenbach spoke about some of the scientific highlights from the final day of the conference.

HIV Transmission Despite Adherence to PrEP and No Drug Resistance

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Feb 17, 11:02 a.m. ET

A man in Amsterdam contracted HIV despite confirmed adherence to daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC, Truvada), according to a study presented at CROI 2017.

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?

 

Research Shows 47% Reduction in STIs Among Gay Men Who Took Doxycycline After Sex

Emily Newman, BETA; Posted Feb 16, 5:02 p.m. ET

The antibiotic, when taken within 72 hours of condomless sex, can reduce the risk of bacterial sexually transmitted infections by 47%, new research presented at CROI this week showed.

Sex After Diagnosis: My Journey to Believing That Undetectable HIV Viral Load Means Uninfectious

Josh Middleton, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 16, 4:37 p.m. ET

"No longer am I driven by fear but rather passion, just as it should be," writes Josh Middleton. "When in a serodiscordant relationship, it has proved to be a game changer."

Strength Permeates the Stories of People With HIV

Samantha Farley, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 16, 4:04 p.m. ET

"Empower people with HIV, respect their voices and learn from their expertise," urges Samantha Farley, a young woman who assisted in a Southern HIV storytelling project. Here's what she learned.

10 Years of Accomplishment, Advocacy and Access to Care

Brandon M. Macsata, ADAP Advocacy Association; Posted Feb 16, 3:26 p.m. ET

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary for the ADAP Advocacy Association.

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.

 

Standing Up for His Rights: Achim Howard

Sarah Hashmall, AIDS United; Posted Feb 16, 2:45 p.m. ET

Since learning that he is living with HIV in 2010, Achim Howard has become incredibly active in his community as a mentor to other trans men.

More HIV Research Highlights From CROI 2017

AIDS.gov; Posted Feb 16, 2:10 p.m. ET

New scientific findings from two separate domains were among the key highlights shared during the second day of CROI 2017.

For Resistance Under Trump, the HIV Community Is Eminently Qualified

Drew Gibson, TheBody.com; Posted Feb 16, 1:41 p.m. ET

HIV advocacy in the age of Trump is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. Here's Drew Gibson's take on what we need to do.

NRTI GS-9131 Resurfaces at CROI 2017: In Vitro Sensitivity to Nuke-Resistant HIV

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base; Posted Feb 16, 1:13 p.m. ET

A CROI 2017 poster presented in vitro results of an NRTI compound from Gilead that appears has been in preclinical development for at least a decade.


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