Disclosure, Sex and Relationships

Fracture Risk Doubled in 50- to 59-Year-Old Men With HIV

By Mark Mascolini From TheBody.com First published on May 22, 2017 Compared with a similar group of HIV-negative men, 50- to 59-year-old men with HIV in a large U.S. study had a doubled risk of fractured bones. Hypertension raised fracture risk by one-third. Previous research showed that men and women with HIV are more likely…

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ENUF Images ENUF Voices Photography Contest

This amazing competition aims to deal with resilience and is looking to reduce stigma and discrimination in the community.  Run by  Living Positive  Victoria this is a great competition to consider being involved in. Follow the link at the end of this post for further information and to enter the competition. HIV stigma remains the…

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HIV Levels Before Treatment Can Predict This Immune System Indicator

Researchers may have finally answered a bedeviling chicken-or-egg question about the relationship between the persistence of HIV in the body during antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and the virus-related immune system activation and inflammation that also continues while people are on ARVs. This finding likely adds further weight to the urgency of diagnosing and treating HIV as…

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Say ‘Hello!’ to PAN

I thought that I would share this email that I received today from Michael Whelan from PrEPaccessNOW…share the love and please if you have any comments check out the website and let him know. PrEPaccessNOW have undergone a bit of an overhaul in the last couple of weeks, including a new design and a new…

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12 HIV-Positive Tattoos You Must See

What are your thoughts on getting a tattoo that relates to your HIV diagnosis, or your journey as a person living with HIV?  Here Diane Anderson-Minshall talks to a range of people who have done just that. By Diane Anderson-Minshall Nothing fires up a conversation like asking a group of HIV-positive people how they feel…

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PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH & BREASTFEEDING AND HIV

It is timely in an era of undetectable viral load to look at how far we have come with women with HIV being able to start a family from the early days of the epidemic. The following is an article that was recently updated from www.avert.com How is HIV transmitted from mother-to-baby? If you are…

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Top 5 Anal Douching Safety Tips

March 30, 2017 This article appeared on the great HIV website ‘TheBody.com’ and highlights an issue that we do not really take enough time to consider. Anal douching is something that some people who have anal sex do and others do not know about.  So here are the Top 5 tips to consider when preparing…

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HIV: Prosecution or Prevention? HIV Is Not a Crime

Istock Whilst this article talks specifically about cases in the US, it is an important article for us to look at and to begin discussing the issue of working together to get laws that were put in place in the very early days of the HIV epidemic repealed.  We need to be advocating strongly for…

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Straight With HIV: An Interview With Joshua Middleton

I found this article an interesting read and sometimes it is nice to share stories from a different perspective. This interview is shared from The Body and comes from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. From amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research March 17, 2017 Joshua Middleton (Credit: Vincent Carrella) Joshua Middleton was 22 when…

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PozQoL – a new survey valuing Quality of life among PLHIV – take part today!

Sometimes I feel like we are always committing too and getting involved in another survey but if we do not take part then how can we really get the information and data we need to help give guidance about a range of issues of relevance to us as PLHIV in 2017. Help create a better…

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