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As HIV Community Ages, Study Seeks to Address Inflammation Img
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As HIV Community Ages, Study Seeks to Address Inflammation

As the HIV community continues to thrive and get older, part of the focus shifts to ensuring that this population continues to do well by preventing inflammation and comorbidities.

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Making a Video Game About HIV

TheBody.com spoke with Ilya Polyakov and Stephen Borden, two of the game developers for I'm Positive, to learn about the inspiration behind the game and plans for its future.

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I'm Positive: The Game

I'm Positive is an interactive video game that educates players on HIV, including "misconceptions around it, testing, treatment, disclosure, and the consequences of not getting treatment."

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10 Under-the-Radar HIV Stories From 2014

There were many developments in HIV this year: some big, some small. While not all HIV research is groundbreaking, many results are noteworthy. They didn’t make many headlines, but here are 10 important stories about HIV this year that went under the r…

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Rejection and Stigma When Dating With HIV

Have you ever fealt fear of disclosure or the stigma around HIV while dating? The anxiety is real, as one positive man recounts in this essay.

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5 Years and Running: How I Quit Smoking -- A Blog Entry by Warren Tong

"For me, my health was more important than the short-term appeal of each cigarette. I stopped counting the days since my last. I didn't have any slip-ups. All my clothes stopped stinking of smoke."

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I See Why HIV Testing Can Make You Nervous: A Blog Entry by Warren Tong

"In light of this year's National HIV Testing Day, I got tested last week at GMHC. It wasn't my first HIV test, but it was my first time going to a free testing site."

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HIV Vaccine Primer: Basic Science and Concepts

Some experts say we are still at least 10 years away from an HIV vaccine, while others say it may be much longer than that. What makes developing a vaccine for HIV so difficult? Here are the basics to help you better understand what goes on in our bo...

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This Positive Life: Newly Living With HIV, Josh Robbins Is "Still Josh" -- and Still an Advocate

Josh Robbins was already an HIV advocate in Nashville, Tenn., when unprotected sex left him on the receiving side of his organization's services. He opens up about disclosure, growing up gay in the U.S. South, and befriending the man from whom he a...

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Liver Disease More Likely for People Living With HIV, New Infographic Highlights

Recently, the HIV research website aidsmap released an eye-opening infographic about HIV and liver disease, which is the second leading cause of death for people living with HIV.