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A Skeptical Look at "Test and Treat"
Universal HIV testing and universal initiation of antiretroviral therapy for those who test positive. It's a utopian vision for an (eventually) HIV-free future ... right? Paul Sax, M.D., provides a glimpse at the other side of the argument.
Positive Living 15: Connecting Hearts and Minds
"As professionals, we must recognize that the spirit of our patients also needs to be nurtured, because it retains the hurt and shame and fear that accompanies HIV," writes David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Oral Cancer More Common Among HIV-Infected North Americans
A huge study finds that cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx have occurred more frequently in recent years among HIV-infected people than HIV-uninfected people.
The Impact of Missed Appointments on Patient Health (Video)
Michael Horberg, M.D., explains recent research that sought to determine exactly how important regular health care is for HIV-infected patients -- and how much of a risk missed appointments are.
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• HIV NEWS & VIEWS
HIV Medicine Association: "People Living With HIV Need Health Care Reform Law Now More Than Ever"
Last month's U.S. Supreme Court hearings over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act brought U.S. health care back into the spotlight. Though many Americans are not fans of the act, the HIV/AIDS medical community generally backs it. In this statement, Judith Aberg, M.D., of the HIV Medicine Association explains why.
Working Group for Women and HIV in U.S. Falls Far Below Radar
"The establishment of this working group ... is a testament to how far up on the 'to-do' list women must be in order for the AIDS community as a whole [to] make some real change toward ending the epidemic," Candace Y.A. Montague writes.
Ten Black HIV/AIDS Advocates Who Are Making a Difference
As HIV/AIDS continues to affect black people more than any other ethnic group in the U.S. and around the world, we have seen some amazing advocates rise out of this troubling epidemic. To honor that work, we highlight some of the leaders whose tireless work continues to inspire us all. (On TheBody.com)
Notes From a Summit Organizer: Positive Women's Advocacy Grows in Baton Rouge, La.
Sharon DeCuir explains why conferences are so critical to front-line HIV care providers of all stripes: "[T]hey rejuvenate the soul," she writes, "and at the same time give participants a chance to learn from others a new way of doing something -- or even provide them with more direction to move something forward in their own communities."
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• HIV/STD TRANSMISSION & EDUCATION
Mixed Findings Paint a Tricky Picture for HIV Serosorting and Similar Risk-Reduction Strategies
Some HIV-infected men who have sex with men elect for seroadaptive strategies: e.g., only engage in intercourse with those they think are negative, or make sure to always be the insertive partner. But as new research shows, these strategies aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Possible Clues Found to Why HIV Vaccine Showed Modest Protection
It's been almost three years since the RV 144 trial brought the first tantalizing signs that an HIV vaccine might actually work in humans, even if only slightly. A recently published study shines new light on what it was that made the vaccine partially successful.
Second-Generation Female Condoms Are Cost-Efficient, More Pleasurable, Study Finds
It's no secret that female condoms don't have the same popularity in the U.S. as they do in Brazil or South Africa. But a recent study found that a newer version of the condom is more cost-efficient, more enjoyable to use and more successful in reducing HIV infections among women.
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• THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE: FEATURED ON THEBODY.COM
Poetry Month at TheBody.com
April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., and throughout the month we've been posting our readers' submissions of poetry about living with, or being affected by, HIV/AIDS. Any form of poetry is fair game! Find out more about how you or your clients/patients can get your poem featured on TheBody.com.
Frequently Asked Questions: Nutrition, Exercise and Supplements for People With HIV
Every day, new questions pour into our "Ask the Experts" forums from people seeking more information about how to live a healthier life with HIV. We've compiled our experts' responses to many of the most commonly asked questions.
Jeannie Wraight: HIV Stigma and Awareness -- Time to Change Our Message
"I am not someone to fear or pity. I am not beneath anyone, less of a person, or unworthy because I am HIV positive. ... I will not allow ANYONE to pity me, stigmatize me or try to make me feel less than who I am. I do not give anyone that power over me."
Dave R.: Can I Get A Witness? Authentic Voices Tell the Story of Neuropathy
"[T]here's no substitute for hearing people tell their own stories. This post is ... given over to some of the men and women with both HIV and neuropathy who have opened their hearts on forums and in blogs across the Net."
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