Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV

Adrenaline: Living on the edge with HIV

Jumping out of a plane. Whitewater rafting. Cliff diving. Let’s face it, some of us get a surge of adrenaline when we read those words, and some of us are totally petrified. We’re all wired […]

Healthcare Assistance, Peer Support

Cool features of the Positive Peers app: Part 3

Positive Peers is a tailored smartphone app with a private, stigma-free, supportive community to support people who are living with HIV. The app is secure and accessible only through a confidential registration process. You can […]

Healthcare Assistance, Peer Support

Cool features of the Positive Peers app: Part 2

Positive Peers is a tailored smartphone app with a private, stigma-free, supportive community to support people who are living with HIV. Currently, the app is only available to people living in the Cleveland, OH area. […]

Peer Support

Cool features of the Positive Peers app: Part 1

Positive Peers is a tailored smartphone app with a private, stigma-free, supportive community to support young people living with HIV. The app is secure and accessible only through a confidential registration process. For now, only […]

Living with HIV

What are the benefits of green tea?

What’s so great about drinking green tea when you’re living with HIV? (…besides the fact that it rhymes.) Green tea can be good for anyone, regardless of your HIV status. However, it does have added […]

Talking to a Doctor

What people living with HIV need to know about shigella

Shigella is a nasty kind of bacteria that loves to infect your gut and give you a terrible case of diarrhea that lasts for weeks. It’s important to be extra aware of Shigella when engaging […]

Living with HIV, Talking to a Doctor

What you need to know about hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, usually happens to babies and little children. It’s a virus that gets in their hands, spit, snot, and poop, and they can pass it quickly from one person to the next. […]

Living with HIV, Side Effects & Complications, Talking to a Doctor

Living with HIV and without an appetite: what do I do?

In the past, many people living with HIV used to lose their appetite because the infection ruined their appetite. Now, some modern HIV meds can have a similar effect. For some people, certain HIV medications […]

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Dealing with diarrhea: Don’t let the runs get you down 

There’s nothing worse than when you’re just trying to get through your day, but your insides won’t cooperate. You know that queasy feeling when you have to run to the bathroom all day — that’s […]

Living with HIV, Talking to a Doctor

What you should know about diabetes and HIV

Here at Positive Peers, we’re all about you living healthy and happy. Today we’re going to dive into a common health condition that can be kind of confusing — diabetes. We’ll go over what it […]