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Hepatitis C

Which Hepatitis C Treatment Is Right for Me?

With so many options, there can be confusion over what hepatitis C treatment to take.

From left to right: Daniel E. Mora, Joanna Zanella, Maria Richwine, Eliana Alexander, and J.M. Longoria
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No Shame in Sin Vergüenza: A Bilingual Telenovela Targets HIV Stigma

Sin Vergüenza is based on real people and their stories, woven together in composite form, as seen at Los Angeles AltaMed clinics by the show's creators.

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Next Steps: How to Find a Provider, Knowing Your Rights and More

A rundown of some of the basic things you should know if you have been recently diagnosed with HIV.

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Change in Social Security Disability: HIV-Positive Recipients May Now Have to Go Through Reviews

As of March 1, the Social Security Administration began requiring that people living with HIV prove they are still disabled. Like others receiving disability payments, they will have to go through a Continuing Disability Review.

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How Stigma and Discrimination Hurt Transgender Health Care

It's about much more than hormones and surgery. "The biggest issue for my patients is still stigmatization," says Christopher Nguyen, M.D.

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Can I Take Hormones and ARVs? Learn About Drug Interactions Between HIV Meds and Gender-Affirming Hormones

Learn which HIV medication drug levels are increased or decreased by hormone therapy for transgender people.

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Back to the Future: A New HIV Medication Offers Hope to Those Who've Exhausted Their Options

In a way, the story of ibalizumab is a time travel tale back to 1994, before any protease inhibitor drugs were approved.

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Personal Stories

Aging, and Thriving, With HIV

Long-term survivors gather for a forum hosted by TPAN.

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Personal Stories

We Can Be Heroes: TPAN's Gay Men's Health Event Promotes Living Your Life

Abraham House-El was on top on the world back in the day -- driving a new sports car, living in a fancy apartment, and making big money working for a Fortune 500 company. Then he crashed and burned on drugs.

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Housing

A Place to Call Home: Looking at Options -- and Facing Stigma

"If and when the need for specialized housing arises, the potential for stigma becomes perhaps more important than ever," Enid Vázquez writes. "To be more vulnerable when you need greater support is a frightening thought."