About TheBody

Since its inception in 1995, TheBody has reliably published vital HIV-related information, news, support, and personal perspectives. We exist to educate the public and serve the HIV community by:

  • Providing accurate, clear information on all aspects of the HIV epidemic.
  • Publishing and promoting the personal stories and perspectives of the HIV community.
  • Partnering with experts and organizations to support people in need of HIV/AIDS information and resources.
  • Combating HIV stigma, silence, and discrimination through the power of vibrant, diverse voices.

In so doing, we've long been regarded as one of the most widely respected resources on HIV/AIDS, and a powerful platform for supporting the needs and interests of people living with, affected by, and concerned about HIV.

TheBody and its sibling site for the HIV workforce, TheBodyPro, are a part of Remedy Health Media, a leading digital health platform that empowers patients and caregivers to achieve better health.

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Meet Our Team

Myles Helfand

Myles Helfand

Executive Editor

Myles is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody/TheBodyPro. A career journalist and editor, Myles joined TheBody in 2001 as a part-time copyeditor. He has since established himself as a leading journalist and content strategist on HIV-related issues, authoring hundreds of articles and editing hundreds more -- and accumulating an ever-growing mountain of HIV conference badges along the way.

Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez

Associate Editor

Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro. He is an award-winning queer Latinx journalist and essayist whose work has been featured in Mic, Out, Slate, POZ, and The Village Voice. He also teaches writing at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Daisy Becerra

Daisy Becerra

Communications Associate

Daisy is the communications associate for TheBody/TheBodyPro. Since joining our team in early 2018, she has been the bridge between the resources we provide and the people those resources are meant to serve. She's the mastermind behind every email newsletter we send, every post we make on Facebook, and every tweet we put out into the ether.

Juan Michael Porter II

Juan Michael Porter II

Staff Writer

Juan Michael Porter II is a staff writer for TheBody and TheBodyPro. He is also a contributor to Observer, TDF Stages, Time Out NY, and BroadwayWorld Dance, and a National Critics Institute Fellow. His writing has appeared in American Theatre, SYFY Wire, Colorlines, and SNews.

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