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Same Time Next Queer: New Gay Play Promises 'Electricity'

Charles Sanchez, TheBody; Posted Mar 22, 11:43 a.m. ET

The play has been running in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California, and is looking toward a New York City opening.

This Week in HIV Research: Exorcizing Our PrEP Demons

Myles Helfand, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 21, 5:45 p.m. ET

Experts push for normalization of PrEP; U.S. HIV transmission rates across the care continuum; sociodemographic disadvantage and HIV drug resistance; real-world success of integrase inhibitors for treatment-experienced people.

CDC: Most HIV Transmissions Are From People Who Are Not in Care

Stephen Hicks, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 21, 5:02 p.m. ET

More than 80 percent of U.S. HIV transmissions in 2016 were from people who were unaware of their status or had been diagnosed but lost to follow-up.

Chemsex Doesn't Impact PrEP Adherence, New Study Finds

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 21, 3:01 p.m. ET

Although people living with HIV who "party and play" appear more likely to struggle with treatment adherence, new research suggests that concern does not apply to PrEP.

Share Your Stories!

Everyone living with HIV has a story to tell. Find out how to share your own experiences in one or both of the series below, which feature the writings of readers like you.

Day One With HIV: Finding Out Your Status, in Your Own Words

Regardless of where or how it happened, the day you received your HIV-positive diagnosis was likely among the most intense days you'll ever live through. Some of's readers have generously shared their experiences -- to reflect on how they've changed, and so that others would know that they too can survive, and even thrive, following that fateful day. How did you get through it?

Other Sides of HIV: People Taking HIV Meds Share Stories About Side Effects

Many types of medications can save or improve lives, but they can also have unintended consequences. For some people living with HIV, taking meds can be a complicated cycle -- and for others, a Sunday stroll. Medication side effects can be mild or life altering, horrible or even pleasurable; some people living with HIV never experience any at all. It seems like everyone's got a story about side effects. What's yours?


PrEP Pricing Is the Elephant in the Room at the CDC National HIV Prevention Conference

Sony Salzman, TheBody; Posted Mar 21, 2:52 p.m. ET

In a debate during a plenary session, Michael Saag, M.D., argued for more activism to make PrEP accessible to people who need it.

New Documentary Shows Life After Meth Addiction for Gay Men

Tim Murphy, The Body; Posted Mar 20, 1:02 p.m. ET

'Crystal City' is the latest documentary addressing 'party and play' culture -- and its director hopes it will reduce stigma against people in recovery.

Advances in HIV Science Must Not Leave Needs of People Behind, Experts Urge

Sony Salzman, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 19, 6:47 p.m. ET

As the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference kicked off on March 18, plenary speakers discussed not only recent biomedical advances, but also what is truly needed in heavily affected U.S. communities to end the epidemic.

HIV Rapid Testing & Treatment Must Be a Priority at Fulton County Jail

Shyronn Jones, Positive Women's Network of the United States of America; Posted Mar 19, 10:46 a.m. ET

Georgia HIV activist Shyronn Jones decries a recent statement from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office that it had stopped rapid HIV testing for inmates because the practice was "antiquated."

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker can help you organize your HIV treatment information privately and securely in one place. This way, you can take better charge over your health, and you and your doctor can have even more productive conversations about your treatment.

Registration takes only a couple of minutes, requires no personal info, and you'll be able to pick up where you left off at any time.


CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System

Martha Kempner, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 18, 11:36 a.m. ET

A leading researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressed community concerns that surveillance data will be used to put people in prison under HIV criminalization laws.

A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors

Tim Murphy, TheBody; Posted Mar 18, 10:51 a.m. ET

'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.

Not Surprisingly, PopART Study Showed Community-Based Services Reduce HIV Incidence

David Barr, TheBodyPRO; Posted Mar 15, 3:36 p.m. ET

"We don't need to spend another $140 million to find out how to retain people in care," activist David Barr writes. "We need to invest in the kinds of services people need so that they can use treatment easily and effectively."

With Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Ed Buck, Community Looks to Find Solutions

Giuliani Alvarenga, TheBody; Posted Mar 15, 1:46 p.m. ET

Some community members want further investigations and the arrest of Buck; others want to find support for black and Latinx gay men dealing with addiction.

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