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Roger Pebody

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.

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HIV Testing: What You Need to Know

Whether the idea of getting tested for HIV frightens you, feels like a compulsion, or is simply something you’re curious about, remember that you have control over when and where you get tested.

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV/AIDS?

Thinking you might have HIV can be scary, and there's a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there. We're here to dispel myths and dish out the truth.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can PrEP Dosing for Anal Sex Be 'Event-Driven' Instead of Daily?

PrEP dosing scheduled around sex may be an option for MSM and trans women whose main HIV risk is receiving anal sex, in particular those who have sex quite frequently and with some degree of planning or predictability.

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HIV and Body Shape Changes: Where and What Kind?

Body shape changes remain a reality for some people living with HIV. But where do they happen in the body? And what kind of changes are we talking about? Roger Pebody explains.