There may be a link, but researchers don't agree on whether it's a causal one. read more
The epidemic of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection impacts over 3 million individuals in the United States, and over 50% of infected people are undiagnosed. In an effort to increase the number of people who are aware of their HCV infection and link them to care, in 2012 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
We’re still too reluctant to talk about HIV read more
The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one last chance to get covered for 2015. Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a statement reminding people that April 30, 2015 is the...
A new study shows that inflammation caused by HIV meds can lead to another chronic condition. read more
One type of citrus may be as effective as prescription drugs at reducing heart disease and stroke. read more
In the first-of-its-kind book, Positively Negative, we meet two couples who strive to have a child the old-fashioned way, even though in both couples, the man has HIV. In this excerpt, Susan and Dan Hartmann try for a family by using treatment as prevention and timed sex, just as researchers were discovering whether that would work. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
A new traveling art exhibit captures the words and faces of people living with HIV long past their 50th birthday. read more
Researchers say new evidence shows importance of early diagnosis. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has quietly reinstated funding to a Louisiana AIDS advocacy event, two weeks after pulling their support because one of its organizers is involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against AHF. And they really mean it this time -- and would prefer that we believe the withdrawal of support never happened. Read more...
Through our Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram channels, we share a wide range of resources on HIV/AIDS and new media. We also share resources during popular cultural events by using hashtags to join the online conversation. For example, during the Super Bowl and Academy Awards, we use #superbowl and #oscars to reach people who may not...
How well do you remember your first kiss? read more
My girlfriend told me she wants to go on PrEP. I’m OK with condoms and she said she is too; she just wants extra protection. I have a lot of feelings coming up about my status, like I’m damaged goods or something. I’m afraid she’s going to talk herself out of wanting to stay with me. read more
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Michael Saag, M.D. has become widely recognized for helping turn the most deadly virus in human history into a manageable chronic disease. However, Saag says accomplishing this has come with more challenges than the disease itself produces. “I went into medicine to fight diseases; but early on I found myself […]
A new list ranking the country's largest 50 cities uses key health indicators to determine the 25 healthiest and the 25 least healthy cities in America. But are its criteria the ones most important to those with HIV? Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
In the first few days or weeks after finding out you are HIV-positive, you’ll have a lot of basic questions and you’ll need some straightforward answers to help stay healthy, protect yourself and others, and move forward with what should be a long, happy life. Here’s what we know. read more
The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), a national membership organization representing women living with HIV. Read more...
If you are HIV positive and on antiretroviral therapy (ART), are you doing all you can to maintain and improve your health? While early diagnosis of HIV infection and use of combination ART has significantly reduced AIDS-related mortality and morbidity in the U.S., it does not completely return you to your pre-infection health status. For...
Editor’s Note: Last week CDCNPIN (@CDCNPIN), @YouthAIDSDay, Dr. Stephanie Zaza, Director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent & School Health (@DrZazaCDC), AIDS.gov (@AIDSgov) and MAC AIDS Fund (@MACAIDSFund) sponsored a Twitter chat, in advance of the observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day on April 10th. Show More Summary
Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether statin administration can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease, in people with HIV infection. Show More Summary