Being Young and Positive, HIV 101, Living with HIV, Peer Support, Protecting my Partner

What to expect when telling your partner you’re living with HIV

We get it — gathering the courage to tell your partner that you’re living with HIV can be nervewracking and just plain scary. If talking to your partner about HIV has been something on your […]

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 […]

Being Young and Positive, HIV 101, Living with HIV, Newly Diagnosed, Side Effects & Complications

Taking your meds every day

It can be hard to create a new habit — like taking your meds every day. Stick with it and use the Positive Peers app to give you daily reminders to keep up the good […]

Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV, Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex

How to disclose your HIV status on dating and hookup apps

We believe that HIV should never stand in the way of your life — and that includes looking for love or a little bit of lovin’. And dating and hookup apps are a great way […]

Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV

Back to school: Living with HIV in college

If you’re going to college, you don’t have to let HIV get in your way. There will be struggles — but nothing you can’t handle. You have to think about things like sticking to your […]

Being Young and Positive, HIV 101, Living with HIV

Resources for parents of kids living with HIV

Caring for children who are living with HIV is a tough job. Parents (and any adults) have to respond carefully and thoughtfully to do what’s best for the child. Whether your child contracted the virus […]

Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV, Peer Support, Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex

What you need to know about syphilis

Syphilis is one of the oldest and most annoying STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Doctors have been fighting syphilis for ages. It’s been curable for half a century, but it still hasn’t gone away. A shot […]

Being Young and Positive, HIV 101, Living with HIV, Peer Support

The science behind U = U (Undetectable = Untransmittable)

“Undetectable = Untransmittable” isn’t something you keep to yourself. It’s something to shout from the rooftops! What does it mean? It means that scientists are certain that if your viral load is undetectable and has […]

Being Young and Positive, Mental health, Peer Support

Tips for managing a sex addiction

There’s way too much shaming of people with sex addictions. We’re not about that at Positive Peers. We think everybody should be sex-positive and should never be shamed about their sex lives. In any case, […]

Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV

Why it’s important for people living with HIV to have mentors

When you’re living with HIV, a good mentor can be the difference between surviving and thriving. You can survive HIV if you take your meds every day, get tested every few months, and stay on […]