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Remembering Joan Rivers, Fierce and Early Voice Against AIDS

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 9, 4:10 p.m. ET

Joan Rivers, comedienne and icon, passed away last week at 81. But the legacy she leaves is not only funny, but touching.

Mental Health and HIV: What Should You Know

Guy Anthony, AIDS.gov; Posted Sep 9, 3:16 p.m. ET

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems in their lifetime. Here, one person living with mental health problems discusses how it interacts with having HIV.

An Intriguing Shift in Cognitive Abilities

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 9, 2:37 p.m. ET

A new study followed 300 PLWHA to monitor brain function over four years. The results are important to read and understand.

Strengthening the Aging Brain

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 9, 2:31 p.m. ET

ART users can sometimes develop problems with memory and thinking clearly. What daily activities can keep your brain sharp?

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?

 

HIV and the Brain -- Then and Now

Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Sep 9, 2:24 p.m. ET

How has the myriad ways that HIV affects the brain changed since the onset of HIV in the early 1980s?

12 Years and Still Going Strong

Matt Lowe, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 9, 2:53 a.m. ET

In this guest blog, one reader says that, had it not been for HIV, he may not be around right now. HIV helped him turn his life around. Do you share this sentiment?

New HIV Drug, BMS-986001, Safe and Effective in Treatment-Naive Patients

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 9, 1:47 a.m. ET

Although nucleoside-sparing regimens are growing more popular, BMS-986001, a novel thymidine analog NRTI (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor), was found to be effective and generally well tolerated in treatment-naive patients after 48 weeks.

Hepatitis C Regimen, "3D," Cures 99% of Patients, With or Without Ribavirin

Theo Smart, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 8, 5:20 p.m. ET

An oral, interferon-free combination of three drugs (ABT-450, ombitasvir and dasabuvir), administered with or without ribavirin, achieved a sustained virologic response 12 weeks post treatment (SVR12) in 99% of patients with chronic hepatitis C.

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.

 

Gay Dating App Hornet Doesn't Leave HIV Behind

David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 8, 3:51 p.m. ET

After too many dating apps ditched talking about HIV, the creators of Hornet came along to change that. But did users respond positively?

If You're an African American With HIV, You May Need a Higher Selzentry Dose

Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 8, 3:00 p.m. ET

A new study suggests that many African Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug Selzentry (also known as Celsentri or maraviroc).

Will There Ever Be a Hepatitis C Vaccine?

Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Sep 8, 11:22 a.m. ET

Amidst the clamor and excitement of the ongoing hepatitis C (HCV) treatment renaissance, one word is rarely uttered: vaccine. But the hunt goes on, quietly -- and with great difficulty.

HIV Awareness and Anti-Stigma Campaigns, and My Personal Journey With Stigma

David Duran, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 7, 10:48 a.m. ET

Do you know about A Day With HIV? It shows people living with HIV going about their ordinary lives, just surviving, like everybody else. Here, David Duran shares his experiences with HIV anti-stigma campaigns like this one.


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