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Top 10 Events in HIV Medicine in 2016

Olivia G. Ford and Warren Tong, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 1, 2:48 p.m. ET

The year 2016 has by no means been typical, and the world of HIV medicine is no exception. Olivia G. Ford and Warren Tong bring you this adaptation of TheBodyPRO.com's annual "Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments."

HIV Activists Arrested at Paul Ryan's Office, as Rally Lays Out Demands for President-Elect Trump and Republican-Controlled Congress

Candace Y.A. Montague and JD Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Dec 1, 2:29 p.m. ET

On World AIDS Day, HIV activists demanded Congress and President-Elect Trump keep the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intact, stop drug companies from price gouging and strengthen Medicaid and Medicare.

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Jason S. Price, HIV Here & Now Project; Posted Dec 1, 12:35 p.m. ET

For the month leading up to World AIDS Day, the HIV Here & Now Project is resuming their Poem-a-Day feature. This poem is by Jason S. Price.

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Michael J. Wilson, HIV Here & Now Project; Posted Dec 1, 12:30 p.m. ET

For the month leading up to World AIDS Day, the HIV Here & Now Project is resuming their Poem-a-Day feature. This poem is by Michael J. Wilson.

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?

 

World AIDS Day: What We're Grateful For

AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Dec 1, 12:10 p.m. ET

"Together, we've accomplished so much, but we have so much more to do," AVAC writes. "Not just on World AIDS Day, but every day."

Fact Sheet: World AIDS Day 2016

White House; Posted Dec 1, 11:55 a.m. ET

This World AIDS Day, the White House marks the Obama administration's successes made in the fight against HIV/AIDS both domestically and globally.

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2016

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., National Institues of Health; Posted Dec 1, 11:34 a.m. ET

"This disease has wrought enormous suffering and devastation and caused more than 35 million deaths," Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., write. "Yet today, thanks to remarkable achievements in biomedical science and public health, we have the tools to build a better future."

Onward and Upward: Why the Fight Against HIV Must Continue

Murray Penner, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors; Posted Dec 1, 11:20 a.m. ET

"This is my 29th World AIDS Day," Murray Penner writes. "I was diagnosed with HIV over 2 years before the first global health day in 1988 and was told by the public health doctor who gave me my test results to prepare to die."

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.

 

Hepatitis C Cure Rate 93% With Elbasvir/Grazoprevir for Genotype 1 or 4

Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Dec 1, 5:15 a.m. ET

Hepatitis C cure rates using elbasvir/grazoprevir (Zepatier) was 93% in individuals with genotypes 1 or 4, in a study of patients in Asia and Russia.

Only 49% Transmission Rate Observed in Kidney Transplants From HCV-Positive Donors, but Lower Graft and Survival Overall

Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Dec 1, 12:14 a.m. ET

A recent study investigated whether the limited supply of kidneys for transplant could be alleviated by using more kidneys from deceased donors who had hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C Cure Rates Similar Among Specialists, Primary Care Providers, Nurses

Mark Mascolini, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Dec 1, 12:11 a.m. ET

Hepatitis C cure rates with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (Harvoni) proved nearly identical in patients treated by hepatitis specialists, by primary care providers or by nurse practitioners.

World AIDS Day Is My Personal Disclosure Anniversary and a Day for Us All to Honor and Remember

Harold R. "Scottie" Scott, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 30, 7:05 p.m. ET

Harold "Scottie" Scott has lived in rural Tennessee all his life. "But, while on this HIV journey, my life has interconnected with those across the United States and in some cases around the world," he writes.


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