The health of people living with HIV who are in care and on treatment has dramatically improved over the years. Now the focus is appropriately shifting to long-term health risks, such as cardiovascular disease.
The diabetes rate is about 4% higher in people with HIV than in the general U.S. population -- highlighting the importance of early monitoring for and prevention of diabetes.
"Despite years working in HIV activism, it was my first 'real' arrest. It was finally time for me to practice civil disobedience to try to save American healthcare," writes activist Tim Murphy.
Scientists have discovered that a compound derived from the Southeast Asian plant justicia gendarussa has a greater effect than AZT in blocking HIV.
"I would have loved to have been a dad someday, but then, I was diagnosed with HIV," is an all-too-common statement shared by men living with HIV, but times are changing, writes Josh Middleton.
"Finding the time each day for some self-reflection or meditation is really all we need and can be incredibly helpful," writes HIV advocate David Duran.
David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W., highlights the dangers of chronic stress and gives four steps to help overcome it.
Much has changed since the early days of ACT UP taking the media by storm. But remember the golden rule, says Jennifer Johnson Avril: you're not talking to the media, you're talking through the media.
"The same process that helped me get clean and sober helped me make peace with my HIV diagnosis. Let us count the ways!"
Cardiovascular (heart) disease, a recent non-AIDS cancer and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection each raised the risk of fracture (a broken bone) in a large study of people with HIV.