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HIV Vaccine Trials Network Regional Meeting -- A View From the Outside

Ruth Assefa and Stacey Hannah, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Mar 21, 3:13 p.m. ET

The first of a series of reflections from HIV advocates on the regional meeting of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

Learning to Bird-Dog, HIV Advocates Take Power Into Their Own Hands

Victoria Law, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 21, 2:27 p.m. ET

Want to hold your elected officials accountable? People with HIV and allies are learning what works best for turning up the heat -- and putting it into action.

Low-Income HIV Patients Fear Coverage Gains May Slip Away

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Posted Mar 21, 12:59 p.m. ET

"I will die if I don't have access to my medication and treatment, and it's not pretty," Tami Haught says. "I've seen it. It's not an easy death."

Trump Administration Proposes to Eliminate LGBT Questions in Elder Survey

JD Davids, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 21, 12:11 p.m. ET

"When the federal government erases LGBT older people from publicly funded elder services, it's effectively erasing most older Americans living with HIV at the same time," says Michael Adams of SAGE.

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?

 

Flagging the HIV Reservoir: A Potential New Marker for CD4 Cells Hiding HIV

Richard Jefferys, Treatment Action Group; Posted Mar 20, 5:04 p.m. ET

New research shows that it may be possible to identify many latently infected CD4 T cells due to expression of a particular cell surface protein.

Too Little Data and Old Strategy on Prevention for MSM in Africa: Time for Change

Micheal Ighodaro, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Mar 20, 4:39 p.m. ET

"We need a targeted effort to inform and work with Africa MSM beyond the known faces," Micheal Ighodaro writes.

Webinar, Apr. 4: CDC and WHO Review Current PrEP Guidelines

AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention; Posted Mar 20, 4:14 p.m. ET

Tune in to a webinar presentation and Q&A where representatives from CDC and WHO will review their respective guidance development processes and the role, use, contexts and audience for PrEP guidance documents.

President's Budget Blueprint Threatens Research Essential to End the Epidemics of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis C Virus

Treatment Action Group; Posted Mar 20, 3:50 p.m. ET

"We call on Congress to reject these cuts to critical NIH research and any reprogramming and reorganization that takes already limited funding away from HIV/AIDS, TB, HCV, and other neglected diseases," Treatment Action Group writes.

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.

 

Less Than Half of People With HIV Who Are Eligible for Statins Receive Them

Roger Pebody, TheBodyPRO.com; Posted Mar 20, 3:22 p.m. ET

There is a significant "statin treatment gap" for people living with HIV, with only 47% of people eligible for statins receiving them in 2013, according to a recent study.

HIV and Injecting Drugs 101

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Posted Mar 20, 2:44 p.m. ET

Sharing needles or works puts people who inject drugs at high risk for getting HIV. Here's how to reduce your chance of getting or transmitting HIV injection drug use.

Walking the Walk: Mondo Guerra's First Show at New York Fashion Week

Charles Sanchez, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 20, 2:08 p.m. ET

Watch HIV advocate and designer Mondo Guerra make magic happen, from his tiny basement workroom to the runway of New York Fashion Week.

HIV Activists on Organizing and Self-Care in the Trump Era

Victoria Law, TheBody.com; Posted Mar 20, 1:36 p.m. ET

The 2016 U.S. presidential election spurred many to step into activism or amplify their efforts. Learn how HIV and justice leaders are balancing organizing and self-care strategies.


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