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An Airplane, a Missile, and an Unfathomable Moment in the War Against HIV

Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 18, 10:15 a.m. ET

In the global community of those who fight HIV/AIDS, death is an ever-present enemy. It is a fact to be endured, because we have no choice. We fight premature death, but we also expect it. Yet we don't expect it to come like this.

Will the Hobby Lobby Decision Open the Door for HIV-Related Health Insurance Restrictions?

Katherine Moriarty, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 17, 9:05 a.m. ET

The landmark ruling allows some corporations to get out of ACA's contraception rules due to religious beliefs. Could the decision also affect LGBT people, people with HIV or PrEP users?

AIDS 2014 to Focus on Scaling Up What Works

Julie "JD" Davids, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 16, 3:42 p.m. ET

Human rights, implementation science and prevention advances among the hot topics and priority issues at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Ms. Mississippi Not Cured of HIV. What Next?

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 16, 1:56 p.m. ET

The not-cured Mississippi child is "another HIV-infected child whose health was failed by the weaknesses in our community and health care systems," writes experienced HIV clinician Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. "Unless we actively insist on doing better, ending pediatric HIV won't happen."

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?

 

How Will New Hepatitis C Drug Pricing Affect Health Care Costs?

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 16, 1:56 p.m. ET

It's been a breakthrough year for hepatitis C treatment, but that breakthrough has come with a price tag that has stirred considerable debate. We take a closer look at how hep C drug pricing could impact future health care costs.

Wrestling With the Implications of the Mississippi Case

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Jul 15, 3:06 p.m. ET

Understandably, there has been extensive media coverage of the announcement that HIV has rebounded in the "Mississippi child." Although a full discussion of the implications will take time, there are some points that may be worth noting now, according to advocate Richard Jefferys.

No Longer Cured: HIV Relapse in "Mississippi Child" Raises New Questions

Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Jul 10, 9:59 p.m. ET

Undoubtedly, the biggest HIV story last year was the functional cure of an infant from Mississippi after antiretroviral treatment was started within hours after her birth. Unfortunately, earlier this month during a routine check up, the child -- now almost 4 years old -- was suddenly found to have a viral load of 16,750.

Worry Wart

Antron Reshaud Olukayode, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 2, 5:07 p.m. ET

"Disappointed and slightly annoyed, as much as I was needing some sexual healing and feeling, I honestly wanted to be held and here he was not fulfilling my needs, yet all of his were met."

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.

 

When I Was Young and Didn't Know Better

Ernesto, ACRIA and GMHC; Posted Jul 2, 4:05 p.m. ET

The extent of Ernesto's HIV education in a school in Far Rockaway, Queens? A viewing of the movie "Kids." See why he says he's a product of a failed sex education.

Fewer Teens Are Having Sex, but Fewer Are Using Condoms, Too

Barbara Jungwirth, TheBody.com; Posted Jul 2, 3:04 p.m. ET

Walk into a U.S. classroom and you'll see more virgins than you did a decade ago, less people who have casual sex -- but also, less people who use condoms.

Howdy, PARTNER: Gay Men and HIV Transmission

Bob Leahy, PositiveLite.com; Posted Jul 2, 2:21 p.m. ET

PositiveLite editor Bob Leahy sat down with James Wilton to discuss what having an undetectable viral load means for HIV transmission among gay men.

On the New Age Movement, From NYC

Ben B., TheBody.com; Posted Jul 1, 4:02 p.m. ET

"The fact that mainstream medical science was completely unprepared for the AIDS epidemic meant that the afflicted had to resort to their own means to survive. Meaning, outside of standard medical science."


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