CROI 2017: A View from My Seat at the Table
Rob Newells, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Apr 24, 4:42 p.m. ET
"At CROI, the 'executive director hat' comes off, and I'm purely a community advocate again," Rob Newells writes. "This year, that was even more true than in previous years."
Action Alert: May Day Solidarity; #FundHIV; Show Immigrant Mamas Love
Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Apr 24, 4:02 p.m. ET
PWN-USA's latest action alerts take you "Beyond the Movement," ask you to contact Congress about funding vital programs, and ask you to show immigrant and muslim mothers love this Mother's Day.
Condoms and the Double Standard in Prescribing PrEP
Terri Wilder, M.S.W., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 24, 3:33 p.m. ET
Could a provider's personal bias and beliefs about condom use affect their willingness to prescribe PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)?
Creating Transgender-Affirming Organizations
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 24, 3:12 p.m. ET
Gender-neutral bathrooms are only one aspect of creating a welcoming environment for transgender employees and clients, panelists in a recent webinar sponsored by AIDS United said.
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?
Innovative Approaches to HIV Prevention Among Native American Youth
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 24, 2:36 p.m. ET
Panelists in a webinar showcased a few HIV prevention initiatives that target Native American/Alaska Native (NAAN) youth, a community that is often misrepresented in statistics.
The Living Legacy of the Global Plan
UNAIDS; Posted Apr 24, 1:29 p.m. ET
JAIDS has released a special supplement on the Global Plan, documenting its history and outlining what the future holds as efforts to end AIDS among women, children and adolescents accelerate.
No Matter What Gender You Choose to Be, We Can All Stand up and Fight for Human Rights
Tim Hinkhouse, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 24, 12:48 p.m. ET
Hearing about the abuse suffered by a transgender friend, "I took a good hard look at myself and what I had done that took me to prison, the people I've hurt, and why I made those choices."
Pablo The Bullet
Abigail Frankfurt, HIV Here & Now Project; Posted Apr 22, 7:36 p.m. ET
For National Poetry Month, HIV Here & Now resumes their Poem-a-Day project. This poem is by Abigail Frankfurt.
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Getting Real on Smoking and HIV Prevention
Lilianna Angel Reyes, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Apr 22, 3:57 p.m. ET
Lilianna Angel Reyes writes about what works and doesn't work for helping people to quit smoking, while drawing lessons from the HIV prevention world.
New Hepatitis Data Highlight Need for Urgent Global Response
World Health Organization; Posted Apr 22, 8:41 a.m. ET
New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection and the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment.
Philadelphia Activist Vows to Refuse HIV Medication Until Nonprofit Leader Resigns
JD Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Apr 21, 7:14 p.m. ET
Abdul-Aliy Muhammad's announcement follows the resignation of the medical officer of the Mazzoni Center, who is under investigation for misconduct, as well as a walkout of over 60 members of its staff.
This Week in HIV Research: Earlier Diagnoses Needed to Reduce Mortality; and Challenges in Treating Adolescents With HIV
This week, a study finds that people living with HIV have a higher mortality rate than general population, often because of AIDS-defining illnesses, highlighting the importance of earlier HIV diagnoses.
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