"When I came to [TheBody.com] I wasn't as knowledgeable about much of anything involving HIV/AIDS; I wasn't sure what the numbers meant, much less how they affected my health. ... After days turned into months, I began to start to know enough information to become my own best advocate."
Aaron Laxton: Vote or Die (Video) "As much as activists get noticed, there is something that every person can do that has the potential of changing society: voting! I encourage all of my viewers to register to vote and, on Nov. 6, 2012, to let your voice be heard."
"Maybe he should have disclosed to the HIV-positive woman that he is stupid first. Isn't that something she should know before dealing with him, to spare her the harassment she encountered because of his stupidity?"
Here's the bottom line on "accelerated aging" among people with HIV: It's probably not as bad as you think. New research is rewriting much of what we thought we knew about aging and HIV.
Frequently Asked Questions About HIV & Pregnancy Are you concerned about getting pregnant in the presence of HIV -- from planning to conceive safely to choices around testing and treatment for your newborn? TheBody.com's experts have answered just about every pregnancy-related question under the sun.
A Diva Talks About 25 Years on HIV Meds (Video) Rae Lewis-Thornton's list of past treatment regimens reads like a history of HIV drug development -- because it is. She shares her experiences with "all the nucleosides" -- starting with Retrovir, the first HIV drug -- and the mixed blessing of hope and crippling side effects that was the earliest protease inhibitors.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV-positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex. The court ruled that the statute under which the man was tried was ambiguous.
How Virginia Kept the Pills Coming to ADAP Clients on Its Waiting List "No one enjoyed the ADAP [AIDS Drug Assistance Program] waiting list experience, but sometimes adversity produces remarkable things," the National Association of People With AIDS reports. They interviewed the head of Virginia's ADAP to find out how he kept the HIV meds flowing even after funding had dried up.
Detail from "Hello From Bertha Still," 1984 Mark Morrisroe
Visit the September 2012 Visual AIDS Web Gallery to view our latest collection of art by HIV-positive artists! This month's gallery, "Elegy for a Queendom That Never Became," is curated by Quito Ziegler.
When you're an HIV-positive mom-to-be, there's no such thing as having "too much" information. We asked a bunch of moms who've been there: What do you know now about having a baby while HIV positive that you wish you'd known at the time you were pregnant?
All Jeff Keller Wants Is a Little Respect for People With HIV Jeffrey Keller writes and teaches about HIV, and has made valuable contributions to the AIDS movement. He is the kind of lawyer -- and man -- who fights against injustice at every turn. If his work doesn't tell you that, then the "Respect Everyone" tattoo on his inner right forearm will.
Navigating the joys and challenges of having babies while living with HIV can be daunting. But many families have done it before, as have many health providers. Check out TheBody.com's Spotlight Series on Pregnancy & HIV for information, stories and advice that we hope will help you on your journey.
One way HIV is transmitted is through sex -- and the journey begins with exposure. Join James Wilton of the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange as he demystifies the journey that HIV takes from the time someone is first exposed through the effects that infection have on a person's immune system.
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