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Chapter One

Starting HIV Treatment: 7 Important Questions and Answers

When it comes to taking HIV medications, you may have a ton of questions: When’s the best time to start? What are the best meds to start with? Do I really need to be on meds at all? We’re here to answer those questions and put your mind at ease.

By Myles Helfand

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Features

How Antiviral Drugs Have Evolved, From Herpes to HIV to COVID-19, in 40 Years

Michael Broder explores the decades-long journey from experimental treatments for herpes to COVID-19, with HIV along the way.

By Michael Broder
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Interviews

How Providers Are Helping People With HIV When Health Systems are Strained Due to Coronavirus

One nurse practitioner in the U.S. talks about his experience providing HIV care in the time of COVID-19.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Reference

What You Need to Know About HIV Medications

We walk you through the basics on how HIV medications work, what side effects they can cause, how they've improved over the years, the causes and solutions of drug resistance, and what the future holds in store.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Reference

HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

We've got you covered on the most important info regarding HIV medications, finding mental/social support, working with a health care team, using natural/complementary therapies, and the search for an HIV cure.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Personal Stories

8 Months Ago, I Was Diagnosed with HIV While on PrEP

Australian activist Steven Spencer on how he came to understand HIV stigma once he tested positive, and his renewed commitment to social justice and enjoyment of life.

By Steven Spencer
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Interviews

Filmmaker Explores Internalized HIV Stigma, Body Dysmorphia, and More in New Short Film

Linus Ignatius' new short film deals with life after being diagnosed with HIV in 2019.

By Charles Sanchez
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Getting HIV Drugs in the U.S.

Learn about many options for getting HIV drugs in the U.S. -- private insurers, ACA marketplaces, ADAP, Medicaid, Medicare, and more.

By The Well Project
Stephen Hart
Features

'Hart Talks': London Actor Opens Up About Tragedy, HIV, and YouTube

Actor Stephen Hart finds triumph after a sexual assault led to his HIV diagnosis.

By Charles Sanchez
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News Analysis

Updates on HIV Treatment Advances and Other Notes From IAS 2019

NIAID's Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., joins Anne Rancourt to discuss some key takeaways from the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science.

By HIV.gov
Christopher Harris
Interviews

Longtime HIV Survivor Reminisces About the Atlanta Buyers Club

Christopher Harris recently shared his compelling story with StoryCorps. He gave us a taste of the uncut version.

By Tim Murphy