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

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

Once you find out you’re HIV-positive, you have to decide who to tell. Some choices are super simple (but often not easy to do): You have to choose because it’s the law (and the right […]

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 […]

17: Young and Positive

HIV by the numbers

Did you know that 1.2 million Americans over the age of 12 have HIV, and more than 50,000 are diagnosed HIV positive every year? And how about this fact: About 156,000 people in the U.S. […]

11: Healthy Habits, 17: Young and Positive

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 […]

17: 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 […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 17: Young and Positive

Video: Your mouth and HIV

Your mouth and HIV Your mouth and HIV: Did you know your mouth may be the first place to show signs of HIV? Positive Peers is made possible through a U.S. Department of Health and […]

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 […]