Peer Support

4 ways to support someone living with HIV

People living with HIV are tough and resilient. But sometimes that self-reliance makes people want to take the whole load on themselves. A person living with HIV might not want other people involved in their […]

Peer Support, Sexual Identity, Trans and HIV

Assigned sex, gender identity, and everything in between

Ever wonder what the difference is between someone’s sex, gender, and sexual orientation? The answer to this question can seem complicated at first, but with some time and effort, it’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take […]

Safer Sex

5 sex toys that will spice things up in the bedroom

Toys can make everything about sex more fun. There’s a lot to look forward to if you’ve never tried them. But if you’re thinking about trying sex toys (or maybe you already have a sizable […]

Being Young and Positive, HIV 101, Living with HIV

What is a HIV viral load blip?

So, you’ve been absolutely crushing your treatment plan and you’ve been undetectable for a while now. That’s awesome, we’re proud of you gurl! But then you go in for your regular blood tests, and your […]

HIV 101, Living with HIV, Peer Support

9 things not to say to someone living with HIV

What are the most hurtful, uninformed, and insensitive things people living with HIV hear every day? It turns out the British Broadcasting Corp. has this topic covered: They posted a clever video recounting some of […]

Living with HIV

8 HIV organizations we love

Today, we’re spreading the love! We want to tell you about eight magazines, blogs, and organizations that offer accurate information, help to decrease stigma, and provide resources for people living with HIV. They’re all doing […]

wHatS uP Jen?

3 healthy things you can do right now

Jen shows you just how easy it can be to take care of your health every day!   Positive Peers is made possible through a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and […]


Why needle exchange programs are important for HIV prevention (and where you can find them)

It doesn’t matter what you’re injecting or why you’re doing it — heroin for your habit, steroids for muscle growth, or hormones for a transition — it’s a lot safer to use a sterile needle […]

HIV 101, Living with HIV

How the Positive Peers app helps you rock HIV management

If you’ve just been checkin’ out our blog or following us on social media, you might not know that there is also a Positive Peers app. The Positive Peers app is designed for young people […]

Uncategorized, Your Rights

How to get free legal services when you’re living with HIV

If you’re living with HIV in the greater Cleveland area, there are free legal services available to help you with a variety of common legal problems. Our friends at Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center provide […]