02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 05: HIV Healthcare

Video: Steps for keeping meds on hand

Steps for keeping meds on hand It’s important to make sure you keep your HIV meds on hand at all time! Check out our tips for making sure you always have your prescription ready!   Positive Peers […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 06: Talking to a Doctor, 11: Healthy Habits

Take your meds! The importance of HIV medication adherence

Adherence comes from the word “adhere,” which means “to stick.” And that’s exactly what you have to do when you have HIV infection: Stick to your treatment plan. You’ve probably heard by now that anti-retroviral […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV

The importance of exercise when you’re living with HIV

Exercise gives you options. All people living with HIV ever hear is what they MUST do to stay healthy. Take your meds, practice safer sex, get to your doctor’s appointments on time. They’re not exactly […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 05: HIV Healthcare, 07: Protecting my Partner

How do you get HIV?

Most people get HIV by having sex without a condom with somebody who is HIV-positive. You can also get HIV by sharing needles with other people if you’re injecting drugs. It’s also possible for a […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 11: Healthy Habits

Life with HIV: Keeping a calm mind and happy heart

Stay calm and be happy, the doctor says. It’s good for your immune system. And you’re like, “thanks a million, Doc. Now I’m stressed and depressed because I’m not calm and happy.”  It might sound […]

13: Dealing with Addiction & HIV

HIV risks of using meth, cocaine, and injected drugs

Injected drugs have a notorious reputation for spreading HIV, but a lot people who use drugs never use needles. Does that mean it’s safer to use drugs like meth and cocaine if you don’t inject […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV

The awkward love triangle: You, your partner, and HIV

People living with HIV are just like everybody else when it comes to relationships. Most days they love each other. Sometimes they stop talking all day because they disagree deeply on momentous issues (like, you […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 11: Healthy Habits

HIV nutrition: What foods should I eat?

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables and taking it easy on sweets and fatty foods is great advice for anyone. It’s even better advice when you’re living with HIV. HIV medicines just suppress the virus; […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV

Video: 5 reasons to get tested for HIV

5 reasons to get tested for HIV There’s really no excuse. Here’s five good reasons you should get tested for HIV today! Positive Peers is made possible through a U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 10: Side Effects & Complications, 17: Young and Positive

HIV in the body: The HIV life cycle

The human body’s immune system uses a specific kind of white blood cell called CD4 or t-cells to sound the alarm when invaders like viruses and bacteria get into the bloodstream. These CD4 cells are […]