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How the myth about opioids and chronic pain affects people living with HIV

How the myth about opioids and chronic pain affects people living with HIV

, by Emily Land

Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, answers our questions about long-term opiate therapy for people living with HIV experiencing chronic pain. Read More

Almost, but not quite, HIV undetectable. Is that a problem?

Almost, but not quite, HIV undetectable. Is that a problem?

, by Emily Land

A new study bolsters our understanding of when low-level viremia can affect health—and when it is likely not an issue. Read More

A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

, by Emily Land

A small pilot study found that meth use may increase inflammatory activity in the rectal mucosa of both HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. Read More

New findings on inflammation & how it affects people with HIV

New findings on inflammation & how it affects people with HIV

, by Warren Tong

A new study finds that inflammation-related health concerns are more often a cause of death for people with HIV than cardiovascular disease, AIDS-related complications, and non-AIDS cancer. Find out more, including what you can do to reduce your risk. Read More

Even with PrEP, HIV stigma & discrimination is still a thing

Even with PrEP, HIV stigma & discrimination is still a thing

, by David Duran

Contributor David Duran shares his experience with dating, stigma and importance of getting everyone on the same page about the effectiveness of PrEP, the power of treatment as prevention, and the realities of modern-day HIV therapies. Read More