03: Getting Tested for HIV, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101

HIV Stories: True Tales of Living With HIV

  The Tales of Triumph series is one of our favorite things to put together at Positive Peers. We sit down with real people and listen to their HIV stories, taking in the good and […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101

How I Knew I Had HIV: Stories by Real People Living with HIV

For the past couple of years, we've featured our friends in a series called Tales of Triumph. Each story shows brave people sharing how they knew they had HIV and their stories about finding inspiration, […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV

Why should I get tested for HIV?

By: Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center We know, the thought of testing for HIV can be scary. And you probably don’t think you need to get tested, either. Well, that’s not […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV

Busting 8 common HIV testing myths

By: Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center It’s easy to get tested for HIV. But guess what: It’s even easier to cook up excuses to not get tested. We see you, girl. […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 13: Dealing with Addiction & HIV

How other countries are fighting 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 We all have to work together to stop HIV. The cure could […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 09: Sex When Living with HIV

What you need to know about hepatitis

By: Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center Hepatitis is another h-word that if you’re already living with HIV, you may not want to hear anything about it. But there are some good […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 09: Sex When Living with HIV

7 STIs you should know about

By: Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center We all love sex — it’s fun to get down with bae, even if they’re only for tonight. If you’re having sex on the reg […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 05: HIV Healthcare, 06: Talking to a Doctor

HIV lab tests: Understanding your CD4 and viral load results

By: Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center Lab tests tell you and your doctor what’s happening to you at the cellular level, and the results can help your doctors know how best […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 05: HIV Healthcare

I’m ready to get tested for HIV. Now where do I go?

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center You’ve made up your mind to get tested for HIV. Congratulations! Sometimes […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 18: Know Your Rights

Why HIV criminalization doesn't work

By: Jennifer McMillen Smith, MSSA, LISW-S, Division of Infectious Disease and medically reviewed by Ann Avery, Infectious Disease Physician at Metrohealth Medical Center If you know you have HIV, you should tell your sex partners […]