19: Key Health Partners

The Importance of a Peer Support Network in HIV Care

The Importance of a Peer Support Network in HIV Care Navigating HIV doesn’t need to be a one-person operation. Living with HIV – be it a recent diagnosis or a decades-long journey – should include […]

19: Key Health Partners

Positive Peers is achieving goals within the EHE Pillars

Positive Peers is on the frontlines in support and advocacy for people living with HIV. Built by MetroHealth and supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and […]

12: Mental health

What does stigma-free mean?

Let’s be honest: we really can be our own worst enemy 😔. When that first HIV diagnosis comes in, we pile on a whole bunch of baggage and negativity on ourselves. It’s not our fault […]

08: Peer Support

HIV support groups: what are they, and should I join one?

Even if you are already getting support from friends or family, having even more help is never a bad thing 😊. So, what about support groups? Can they actually be helpful for those living with […]

11: Healthy Habits

Can reading improve health and reduce stress?

We’re all stressed. Of course, we are! Life is super complicated, and we’re all looking for ways to deal. But for those living with HIV, who are already going through stressful situations like nobody’s business, […]

05: HIV Healthcare

Why No Cure for HIV?

It seems as if every few months, a new headline comes across the news telling us about a new HIV discovery. Our hopes go up and down depending on who is saying what. So, why […]

19: Key Health Partners

Positive Peers tackles social isolation among people living with HIV

When a person finds out they have HIV, it is a life-changing moment. People often have a hard time adjusting to the new reality of living with HIV and can experience negative emotional impacts from […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101

How I Knew I Had HIV: Stories by Real People Living with HIV

For the past couple of years, we've featured our friends in a series called Tales of Triumph. Each story shows brave people sharing how they knew they had HIV and their stories about finding inspiration, […]

11: Healthy Habits, Uncategorized

Getting Out of Debt

Debt is one of the many crappy parts of adulting. There’s no joy in debt – no amusement park happiness. Just crap. 👎🏽👎🏽 Well, at least (hopefully) the debt isn’t the end of the world, […]

11: Healthy Habits, 13: Dealing with Addiction & HIV

How to Stay Sober after Going to Rehab

We’ve discussed going to rehab (read also: How to Tell Your Loved Ones You're Going to Rehab). Now, we want to focus on staying sober after rehab. You are not alone. We at MetroHealth are […]