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New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

, by Emily Newman

“When people get organ transplants, they’re happy to be alive. At the same time, we grieve the loss of life that allowed us to live longer,” said Michael Hampton, an organ donor recipient. Read More

Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

, by Emily Newman

Find out what changes HIV can cause in the brain, the effects on memory and thinking you should look out for and what to do if you notice any changes. Read More

Don’t wait, get vaccinated! Meningitis vaccine recommend for people living with HIV, gay men

Don’t wait, get vaccinated! Meningitis vaccine recommend for people living with HIV, gay men

, by Chris Hall, MD

Men who have sex with men may be at a higher risk of getting meningitis—which can be deadly. Public health officials recommend all people living with HIV and gay men in certain locales get vaccinated. Read More

Routinely offering HIV tests to people in hospitals helps more people get tested, and know their status

Routinely offering HIV tests to people in hospitals helps more people get tested, and know their status

, by Emily Newman

The expanded HIV testing protocol increased the percentage of new HIV positive diagnoses in the Bronx health care system by about 3.5-fold. Read More

Here’s why I’m afraid—for the very first time in eight years of living with HIV

Here’s why I’m afraid—for the very first time in eight years of living with HIV

, by David Duran

Over the years, I’ve realized how precariously my health is balanced on the access I have to affordable health care. Read More