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10 Keys to Living Well With HIV

For many of us, managing HIV is not just about survival; it’s about living well. But what does “living well” actually mean, and what steps can you take to maximize your health and happiness if you’re HIV positive?

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On the Passing of Jacques Chambers, HIV Legal Expert

We learned earlier this week that Jacques Chambers passed away on Jan. 11. Even if that name doesn't ring a bell for you, it's likely that if you're part of the HIV community, you've been touched in some way by his efforts.

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Can HIV Cause Testicle Pain?

Testicular pain is not a symptom of HIV/AIDS. However, it can be a sign of several other health issues, all of which make it important for you to speak with your primary care provider -- particularly if the pain is severe or has been with you for som...

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2014's Top 10 Events in HIV Medicine (Infographic)

We take a quick, visually engaging look at some of the most significant developments of the year in HIV/AIDS, as seen through the eyes of one of the world's foremost HIV doctors.

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10 Moments That Changed HIV Care This Year

Each year brings us thousands of new studies on HIV, and thousands of additional developments that change our understanding of how HIV works and how we can most effectively fight it.

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Two New HIV Drugs Win Recommendation as Official First-Line Treatment Options

Stribild, a once-daily, single-pill regimen, and Tivicay, a recently approved integrase inhibitor, are now officially on the list of "preferred" HIV medications in official U.S. HIV treatment guidelines.

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Sustiva and Suicide: Don't Be Scared, but Be Aware

Mental health really matters in HIV. We got a hugely important reminder of that this month in the form of new research regarding suicide and Sustiva (also known as Stocrin or efavirenz; part of the fixed-dose combination pill Atripla).

The research ...

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An Award for the Days in Our Lives -- A Blog Entry by Myles Helfand

"It's difficult to express how grateful all of us here are to the people who have opened their lives to us -- and to all of you -- by letting us into their homes and sharing with us their highs and lows."

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The HIV Cure Chatter Is Real, but It's Only Part of Our Story: A Blog Entry by Myles Helfand

"We have entered a cure renaissance in the HIV community. 'Cure' has stopped being a word we only utter sarcastically under our breath."

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Can Very Early HIV Treatment "Cure" Some People of Their Infection?

We've seen new signs that it may be possible -- really, truly possible -- to defang HIV in a person who's living with the virus. But for this to work, the person may need to start taking HIV meds very quickly after infection.