Addiction: Alcohol, Drugs & HIV

Is smoking harmful when you’re living with HIV?

Staying on your HIV meds adds years to your life. Smoking cigarettes subtracts from those years. The science is crystal clear: About one out of five Americans smokes cigarettes, and cigarettes cause about one out […]

Being Young and Positive, Healthy Habits

Taking responsibility for your health when you’re living with HIV

This isn’t a video game where you can earn new lives. You only get one life, and it’s up to you to do your best with the one you’ve got. OK, so there is some […]

HIV 101

Common myths about HIV and AIDS

Just like any disease, there are many myths about HIV. If you’re learning more about HIV because you or someone you love is living with HIV, you know that myths can cause a lot of […]

Being Young and Positive

Young and HIV positive: Should I tell my parents?

Some adults who are living with HIV never tell their parents. They don’t want to have Mom and Dad always worrying about them. Knowing if you should tell your parents may be more complicated if you’re […]

Healthcare Assistance

Getting help from an HIV/AIDS hotline

You had some great sex with a new boo but forgot to use a condom and now you’re in a panic. You missed a day of your HIV meds and you’re wondering what’ll happen. You […]

Talking to a Doctor

Why it’s important to tell your healthcare providers about your HIV status

It’s best for your health if all your doctors know your HIV status. Your dentist can look for signs of trouble that show up first in the mouth. Your dermatologist can talk to you about […]

HIV 101

What are opportunistic infections?

Opportunistic infections are diseases that attack a weakened immune system. They are not welcome news because they really only happen during the final stage of HIV infection, AIDS.

Healthcare Assistance

How the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program can help you get the care you need

Ryan White was a hero in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Today, thousands of Americans get the HIV treatment they need thanks to a program named in his honor. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS […]

wHatS uP Jen?

Video: Jen’s office: Get this girl a taco!

Check out Jen’s office during her lunch break. What in the KALE is she eating?! Jen is often one of the first people when you begin your HIV care at MetroHealth. Get a sneak peek […]

wHatS uP Jen?

Video: Jen’s condom closet

Ssssshhhh! Quiet. Did you know that MetroHealth has a closet full of free condoms?! Jen can show you around — and show you her woody 😉 😂 We are sneaking into Jen’s Condom Closet today. […]