Roger Pebody

Roger Pebody is the managing editor at NAM, a nonprofit organization in the United Kingdom that publishes news, information, and educational materials about HIV. He runs the day-to-day content operations at aidsmap, NAM's flagship site, for which he has worked since 2008.

Latest by Roger Pebody

10 Common Fears About HIV Transmission

We've received tens of thousands of questions from people agonizing over HIV exposure. Uncertainty can be terrifying -- but many common fears don’t pose HIV risk.

By Roger Pebody

Why, for HIV, Undetectable = Untransmittable

People living with HIV on effective treatment and who have an undetectable viral load have a negligible risk of sexual transmission of HIV. Here's why.

By Roger Pebody

10 Things You May Not Know About Condoms

If used correctly, condoms can do some things that alternative methods of HIV prevention can’t, such as preventing pregnancy and a range of STIs, and new, improved types are in the pipeline.

By Roger Pebody

Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking

Smoking could both shorten your life and have a significant impact on your quality of life. These effects seem particularly more severe for individuals living with HIV.

By Roger Pebody

Taking the Shine Off Tivicay

Tivicay is a mainstay of HIV treatment and the focus of simplified treatment studies due to its power and high drug resistance barrier; however, side effects concerns have recently been raised.

By Roger Pebody

Condoms 101: Taking A Closer Look

Condoms are a barrier between a body fluid containing HIV and body tissues susceptible to HIV infection. Here's what you need to know about condoms today, when PrEP and HIV treatment also can reduce transmission risks.

By Roger Pebody

No Proof of New HIV Cure, Despite Headlines -- Here's What We Know

Stories of an HIV cure in the news suggest that a British man took an experimental treatment and now scientists cannot find a trace of HIV in his body. Not so fast. Here's what really happened.

By Roger Pebody

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

Learn about the symptoms (or lack of them) of HIV infection, those of other viruses or anxiety, and those of advanced HIV (also known as AIDS). But remember, only an HIV test can tell you for sure if you have HIV.

By Roger Pebody

HIV Testing 101

Taking an HIV test is the only reliable way to know whether you have HIV. Here's what you need to know about HIV tests.

By Roger Pebody

Starting HIV Treatment With a Low CD4 Count: What You Need to Know

Are you among the one-in-four people who received their HIV diagnosis when your immune system was already weakened? Is starting treatment right away the right thing to do? What can you expect in the coming months and years?

By Roger Pebody