HIV/AIDS Overview

HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know

Symptoms, causes, treatments, testing, and other important info about HIV/AIDS.

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Lily Fulop
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    Mathew Rodriguez

    Mathew Rodriguez


    Mathew Rodriguez was an editor at TheBody/TheBodyPro from 2012 to 2015 and from 2019 to May 2021. An award-winning queer Latinx journalist and essayist, he is now a senior culture editor at The Atlantic; his past work has been featured in Mic, Out, POZ, Slate, and The Village Voice. He is also an adjunct faculty member at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

    Myles Helfand

    Myles Helfand


    Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody/TheBodyPro. A career journalist and editor, Myles joined TheBody in 2001 as a part-time copyeditor. He has since established himself as a leading journalist and content strategist on HIV-related issues, authoring hundreds of articles and editing hundreds more—and accumulating an ever-growing mountain of HIV conference badges along the way.