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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.

Latest by Myles Helfand

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How to Keep Track of Your HIV Meds, and Your Health

We recently retired our My Health Tracker service, which had allowed people to confidentially keep a log of every lab test result they received and every start, stop, or change they made to their HIV medications.

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Which HIV Treatment Regimen Should You Start With?

You may be worried about starting treatment, whether you're feeling overwhelmed with this life-changing event or you're confused about which regimen to choose. We've got the info you need.

Carlos Morenx, Jada Cardona, Julio Perez, and Zoraida Requena
Personal Stories

Latinx People Living With HIV Share How They Came to Terms With Their Diagnosis

We asked Latinx people living with HIV in the U.S.: How did you come to terms with your HIV diagnosis and develop the confidence to stay healthy?

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Personal Stories

My Mother, Who Never Wore Gloves

Robert Gamboa -- an official for the City of West Hollywood who is living with HIV and in recovery from substance use -- chronicles the remarkable compassion displayed by his mother throughout 35 years dealing with HIV as a social worker and a parent...

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Interviews

HIV Doctors' Advice on Staying Healthy While Living With HIV

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: Apart from taking HIV medications, what’s the most important piece of advice you have for people living with HIV on staying healthy?

HIV Care Providers Remember Their Most Inspiring Moments

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: What’s your most memorable or inspiring moment as an HIV care provider?

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Interviews

Is Your HIV Care Provider the Right Fit for You?

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: How can a person determine whether or not their HIV care provider is a good fit for them? What’s a great question that they can ask a potential health care provider?

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News

HIV Groups Assail Trump Decision to Set Expiration Clock on DACA

Several leading HIV community organizations have released harsh rebukes in response to an announcement by President Trump on Sept. 5 that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program within six months.

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Aug. 15, 2017: The End of TheBody.com's Bulletin Boards

It's with sadness that we announce the imminent shutdown of TheBody.com's Bulletin Boards, which will take place around Aug. 15, 2017. We've been experiencing serious technical problems with the boards for quite a while now. These problems are relat...

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Trump's Military Transgender Ban Draws Condemnation From HIV Organizations

A series of tweets from U.S. President Donald J. Trump on July 26 unexpectedly and dramatically appeared to upend the country's policy on transgender people serving in the military.