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A new study based on the genetic information from 150,000 people has discovered a rare gene mutation that prevents even obese people from developing type 2 diabetes.
Synthesizing the mutation with drugs would be particularly promising for people with HIV because we have elevated rates of diabetes.
Are Monthly PrEP Injections (Rather Than Once-a-Day Pills) In HIV Prevention’s Near Future?
CDC Scientists have found that the long-acting investigational ARV GSK744 can fully prevent SIV transmission in female pigtail macaques. But how long will it be until we can test on the human form?
How to Save a Life
Iris House teams up with Blood Sweat and Heels’ Dmetria L. Lucas to gear up new HIV/AIDS prevention efforts for NYC’s communities of color. The ASO’s new campaign, “How to Save a Life” brings up five different conversations through five themes, each representing a distinct facet of NYC’s at-risk community. Check it out here!
Shawn Decker: As an AIDS educator, I get it- the word “AIDS” scares a lot of people. Get them in the theater and entertain/enlighten them by any means necessary….
I, for one, am not mad at Matthew McConaughey. He rescued a dead script from obscurity and breathed life into the performance. An actor mentioning AIDS out of obligation at an award’s ceremony might give us, those living with the virus, a good feeling inside. But I believe it does very little to educate those in the dark or get them truly interested in the cause.
Here are salvos from a new AIDS battle:
-Calling a young, HIV-negative gay man a “Truvada whore” simply for choosing a prevention option with a higher efficacy rate than condoms.
-Becoming indignant when someone says AIDS is still a gay problem.
-Turning to the police when you find out the guy that just jilted you is HIV-positive.
-Putting “I’m clean, ub2” in your online profile.
-HIV-negative guys barebacking with those who tell them they are negative and shunning the few brave ones who admit they’re positive.
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Obamacare: Not So Affordable for People With HIV and Hep C
A myriad of insurers across the country have designed Affordable Care Act plans that leave out the “affordable” angle and leave those with chronic health conditions with prohibitively expensive out-of-pocket costs, as well as restricted medication and health provider options. Many people with HIV or HCV will hit their maximum out-of-pocket cap within the first few months of their insurance plan’s policy year, a figure that can climb as high as $6,350.
HIV Stigma Index Launches in United States
How would you rate the discrimination, prejudice and stigma experienced in your daily life? And how does it compare with other cities and countries in America? The U.S. People Living with HIV (PLHIV) Stigma Index will help us quantify precisely that, and it launches, this year, in Detroit.
Today, 3/1, POZ Staff Celebrates Zero Discrimination Day 2014!
Help us call for people worldwide to promote the right of individuals to full lives with dignity, regardless of their appearance, where they live or whom they love.
Join in by downloading a butterfly, which represents transformation, at the UNAIDS website. Then take a picture of yourself holding it and post it on your social media!