Warren Tong

Warren is the former senior science editor of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. He started out as an editorial intern in 2008.

He has been awarded journalist fellowships from the HIV Research for Prevention conference, and the Logan Science Journalism program.

He is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, the National Association of Science Writers, Science Writers in New York, and Asian American Journalists Association.

Warren is a native New Yorker, born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.


Warren does not have any disclosures or conflicts of interest to report, as of June 20, 2017.

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Latest by Warren Tong

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Moves Closer to Reality

Long-acting injectable treatment takes another step closer to being a real-world option for people living with HIV, with new study results presented at IAS 2017.

By Warren Tong

Case of HIV Remission in South African Child

After very early antiretroviral therapy during infancy, a HIV-positive child in South Africa has been able to control the virus without any meds for eight and a half years, according to a study presented at IAS 2017.

By Warren Tong

Activism Takes Center Stage at 2017 IAS Conference on HIV Science

Officials at the IAS 2017 opening session gave speeches about science, research and innovation, but it was the activists who stole the show.

By Warren Tong

What to Expect When Getting an HIV Test: An Expert Explains

The thought of getting an HIV test can be intimidating or scary. But with a little bit of knowledge about what to expect and basic information on HIV, you can be more confident and comfortable when you get tested.

By Warren Tong

Community Reactions on National HIV Testing Day 2017

Today is National HIV Testing Day -- a day when we emphasize the importance of knowing your HIV status. Knowing your status so you can act on it is part of why HIV testing remains important to this day.

By Warren Tong and Ken Stockwell

Life Expectancy for People With HIV Nearly Matches General Population

Life expectancy for a person living with HIV who is on antiretroviral therapy increased by about 10 years between 1996 and 2013, according to a new study.

By Warren Tong

Real or Not? HIV Cure in Animals Using CRISPR Gene Editing

You may have heard about the "HIV cure with gene editing in animals" story. Here's some help making sense of the story, including what's true or not, and what to get excited about.

By Warren Tong

Do I Need to Eat Food With My HIV Meds?

Food or no food with your meds? That is the question for individuals starting HIV treatment. Here's what you need to know.

By Warren Tong

Starting HIV Treatment Early Reduces HIV-Related Cancer Risk by 74%

Starting HIV treatment soon after diagnosis may reduce the risk of developing HIV-related cancer by 74%, according to a recent study.

By Warren Tong

Press Ban at National PrEP Summit Was a Bad Idea for HIV Community

Some HIV journalists got a nasty surprise recently when they attempted to register for NMAC's National HIV PrEP Summit.

By Heather Boerner and Warren Tong