Sexuality, Romance and Reproductive Freedom for U.S. Women Living With HIV: Groundbreaking New Report
Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Nov 20, 3:03 p.m. ET
For women living with HIV, conversations around sexual and reproductive health and rights are essential. One women's group compiled a document that has cut through the myths and discusses the issues.
Adherence to Non-HIV Medications May Be Greater Cause for Concern Than Adherence to Antiretrovirals
Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 20, 2:08 p.m. ET
A new study warns that many people with HIV have a harder time staying on top of antidepressants, prescription vitamins and other important meds than they do keeping up with their HIV treatment.
Research on Two Supplements Addresses HIV-Driven Inflammation in the Gut
Jeannie Wraight, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 19, 5:00 p.m. ET
"Gastrointestinal (GI) health is proving to be a vital, though often ignored, component of HIV infection."
Advocates Applaud Launch of World's First Phase II Rectal Microbicide Study
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates; Posted Nov 19, 3:01 p.m. ET
Advocate for rectal microbicides, a lubricant gel that can help fight HIV transmission, are having what feels like "every holiday imaginable rolled into one," thanks to a new trial going forward.
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?
Smoking and Hypertension Associated With Greater Arterial Stiffness in People Aging With HIV
Fred Furtado, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 19, 1:00 p.m. ET
It's not HIV itself that causes arteries to stiffen, a new study says; the blame lies instead with more traditional risk factors for heart disease, which are common among people with HIV.
More Than a Statistic
Janine Brignola, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 18, 5:01 p.m. ET
"You don't need me to tell you that there is stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Because of that stigma, we who live with HIV are often afraid. "
Untangling the Intersection of HIV and Trauma: Why It Matters and What We Can Do
Naina Khanna and Suraj Madoori, Gay Men's Health Crisis; Posted Nov 18, 3:00 p.m. ET
What is trauma? How does it operate in the lives of those who are HIV positive? And how does it keep more than half of HIV-positive people out of medical care?
Bone Loss After Starting HIV Treatment May Be Predicted by Early Changes in Bone Turnover Markers
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 18, 1:01 p.m. ET
New findings regarding "markers" -- chemicals within the body whose levels can be measured -- suggest it may be possible to predict how much bone loss a person may experience while on HIV treatment.
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UNAIDS Applauds Uzbekistan for Removing Restrictions on Entry, Stay and Residence for People Living With HIV
UNAIDS; Posted Nov 15, 3:01 p.m. ET
Uzbekistan is the latest country to modernize its HIV entry, stay and residence laws in regards to people living with HIV.
Strange Changes Deep in the Eye Linked to HIV and Possibly Hepatitis C Virus
Sean R. Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Nov 15, 1:01 p.m. ET
In the past decade in the U.S. there have been increasing reports of unexpected and subtle visual problems in some HIV-positive people, CATIE reports.
When Everything Seems to Be Failing
Enrique Franco, TheBody.com; Posted Nov 14, 5:01 p.m. ET
"Having and living with HIV is simplistic and warming compared to all of the other crap that seems to be surrounding our lives. "
HIV Rebound Risk May Be Predicted by Baseline Viral Load, Time to Viral Suppression
Warren Tong, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Nov 14, 3:02 p.m. ET
A person's viral load when he or she first starts HIV medications may at least partly predict his or her chances of long-term treatment success, according to a recent study.
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