02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV

Busting stereotypes: HIV is not a “gay people” disease

Why is HIV considered a gay disease? Mostly because the virus spread quickly in urban gay communities during the early 1980s. People didn’t understand HIV back then and it made them afraid. And gay people […]

15: Trans and HIV

Hormone therapy & HIV

HIV is an important issue in the trans community because a substantial proportion of transgender people are living with HIV (about a third of transgender women are HIV positive, according to some estimates). Trans people […]

04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 17: Young and Positive

How to cope with HIV stigma

HIV stigma You can never tell how people will react when they find out you’ve been infected with HIV. Some people will show compassion and understanding. You’ll be amazed at how kind and decent they […]

08: Peer Support

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7

What are you doing for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? It’s on February 7 this year (that’s a Tuesday). It’s not one of those holidays where you get a day off work and the kids […]

16: Women and HIV

How HIV affects straight women

HIV In Women HIV is not a “gay” disease or a “guy” disease. HIV will infect anybody — all it needs is a way into the bloodstream. When you see statistics about HIV in women, […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV

Hooking up with HIV: Disclosing to potential partners

Talking… hooking up… “Netflix and chill” – whatever you call it – dating is tricky business. Maybe you want romance and friendship. You probably want to hang out with somebody who clicks with you. Somebody […]

08: Peer Support

What happens in a HIV support group?

You don’t have to deal with all this by yourself. HIV support groups are full of people who’ve already been through what you’re going through right now. Fear, loneliness, confusion, brain overload — you’ve got […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 06: Talking to a Doctor

Video: Time to ask your doctor about PrEP

Time to ask your doctor about PrEP When things get hot and heavy, will you be ready? 😉 With PrEP, you can get TheD without worrying about HIV! 😍 Ask your doctor about it today or check out […]

05: HIV Healthcare

Get covered: The Affordable Care Act and HIV

The official name is the Affordable Care Act. Some folks call it ACA or Obamacare. Whatever you call it, the benefits are the same: health insurance policies for individuals and families that do not have […]

04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 05: HIV Healthcare

I’ve just been diagnosed with HIV. Now what?

If you’ve been diagnosed HIV-positive, the first thing you need to know right now is that you are not alone. Doctors, nurses, social workers — they all want to help you. It’s what they do. […]