09: Sex When Living with HIV

6 types of condoms for your pleasure and protection

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center There are so many different kinds of condoms! More condom choices let […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV

Dealing with overly supportive friends and family when you're living with HIV

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center They mean well. They just want what’s best for you. But they’re […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 03: Getting Tested for HIV

Video: Got frisky? Was it risky? Get the test that suits you best

Got frisky? Was it risky? When it comes to HIV testing, you’ve got options! 🙌🏾  Getting tested regularly is the only way to know your status for sure — so find the test that suits […]

13: Dealing with Addiction & HIV

How to lower your risk of HIV from injectable drugs

By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center Heroin (or any other drug you might inject) addiction is tough to kick. If you’re injecting, it pays to adopt basic safety practices. Safer […]

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¿Puedo sufrir una sobredosis por mis medicamentos para el VIH?

Por: Ann Avery, médica de enfermedades infecciosas de Metrohealth Medical Center Ver todos los blogs en español > Es normal que te preguntes si puedes sufrir una sobredosis por los medicamentos para el VIH. Sin […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 13: Dealing with Addiction & HIV

Can I overdose on my HIV meds?

By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center It’s natural to wonder if you can overdose on HIV medication. However, the short answer is NO, you don’t really have to worry about […]

05: HIV Healthcare

3 ways to get involved in HIV events in April

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center Want to get involved in HIV awareness? April is a great month […]

09: Sex When Living with HIV

Sexting: 6 ways to keep foreplay sexy and safe

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center Let’s talk sexting. You probably love it when your partner tells you […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 11: Healthy Habits

7 ways to protect your heart when you're living with HIV

By: Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease Physician at MetroHealth Medical Center Unfortunately, heart disease is one of the most common risks of aging. It’s true for everybody, even if they don't have HIV. But for […]

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

I have just been diagnosed with HIV: Who do I need to tell?

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center Once you find out you’re HIV-positive, you have to decide who to […]