CDC Supports New WHO Early Release HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Oct 1, 11:37 p.m. ET
The new guidelines will significantly increase the number of people eligible for life-saving antiretroviral therapy and expand access to a powerful tool for preventing HIV among those at greatest risk.
Five Reasons Why HIV Infections in Australia Aren't Falling
Bridget Haire, The Conversation; Posted Oct 1, 4:11 p.m. ET
Despite high-profile health promotion campaigns and a concerted effort to make antiretroviral therapy more accessible for people with HIV, the number of new HIV cases in Australia has remained relatively stable over the last three years.
Cancer Drug Promises to Break Down Barrier to HIV Cure
Nicola McCaskill and Sasha Petrova, The Conversation; Posted Oct 1, 4:07 p.m. ET
Researchers have found a promising way of kicking HIV out of its hiding place in infected cells, potentially removing the main obstacle to curing HIV.
Should I Switch HIV Medications? Advice From Experts
Olivia Ford, TheBody.com; Posted Oct 1, 10:02 a.m. ET
The relationship between a person with HIV and their life-preserving medications has been called "the dance of a lifetime." But what if you want to switch partners, or take a break from the daily dance routine? TheBody's experts answer pressing questions from our treatment experienced readers.
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?
Not Suppressed: Managing Feelings When Undetectable Remains Elusive
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., TheBody.com; Posted Oct 1, 12:00 a.m. ET
Being detectable has stirred up a variety of feelings about HIV that David Fawcett hoped to never again experience. Here is how he manages them.
After My HIV Disclosure, Reality Show Says I No Longer Fit the Criteria (Video)
Eric Trujillo, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 30, 2:06 p.m. ET
What's it like to go through months of calls and emails to get on a reality show -- and then find out you "no longer fit the criteria" after revealing your HIV status? Eric Trujillo speaks out.
The Birth of PrEP Denialism
Heather Boerner, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 30, 12:49 p.m. ET
"Drug companies are greedy," opines Heather Boerner, "but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider PrEP."
AVAC: New WHO Guidelines Can Put the World on Track to End AIDS -- If Implemented Quickly and Comprehensively
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Sep 30, 12:06 p.m. ET
New global guidelines recommend treatment for all adults with HIV plus adding PrEP as a prevention option to all people at substantial HIV risk. AVAC says their prompt and full adoption will be a game-changer.
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As People With HIV Become Elders, Funding and Policies Can Change to Address Their Needs
Barbara Jungwirth, TheBody.com; Posted Sep 29, 5:39 p.m. ET
As the shift in HIV demographics continues, HIV and aging funders, providers and advocates are strategizing a safety net.
USCA: A Gift I Needed
Lisa Diane White, M.P.H., AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Sep 29, 1:45 p.m. ET
As she comforted a woman who tearfully told of the stigma and trauma of living with HIV, Lisa Diane White recalls how she had to overcome her own fear of HIV, 25 years ago.
Reflections From USCA: What Is the Role of Public Health in a Police State?
Lindsay Roth, M.S.W., AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Sep 29, 1:32 p.m. ET
"All people want to be healthy, yet folks from these historically marginalized communities are pushed out their homes, out of work and out of care -- and often right into prison or jail," explains Lindsay Roth of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. "It's systemic."
USCA: We Are the Transgender Women and PrEP Affinity Group and We Recruit!
Julie Patterson, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Sep 29, 1:28 p.m. ET
"If we don't stand up and stand with our sisters in the struggles for their very survival, we will not reach the common goal of full, healthy and pleasurable sexual lives for all," writes Julie Patterson.
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