Getting Tested, Safer Sex

7 STIs you should know about

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 though, there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll pick up some kind […]

Getting Tested, Your Rights

Why HIV criminalization doesn’t work

If you know you have HIV, you should tell your sex partners before doing the deed. That’s just the right thing to do. But HIV criminalization takes this to the extreme: More than half of […]

Getting Tested, I haven't been tested, Living with HIV

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

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 you best! 👍🏾 MetroHealth’s website […]

Getting Tested, I haven't been tested

Why is it important to know if you’ve got HIV?

Worrying about whether you’ve been infected with HIV can drive you nuts. All that stress is bad for your health.. There’s always a chance you’ll test negative and all your worrying was a waste. There […]

Getting Tested

Why should I get tested for HIV?

If HIV is in your blood, you can fight it.   If the virus is detected early enough and you stay on the meds your doctor prescribes, you can stay healthy and strong for decades. […]

Getting Tested

I’m worried I was exposed to HIV — What should I do?

If you think you were exposed to HIV, try really hard to relax and focus on what to do next. It’s natural to worry, of course, but try to focus on facts instead of fears. […]

Getting Tested

What are CD4 counts and viral loads?

When you have HIV, doctors send you to the lab for blood draw so they can determine two important blood test results: CD4 count, or t-cell count, which measures the quantity of a specific white […]

Getting Tested

What happens during a HIV test?

The hardest things about HIV tests are making up your mind to get tested and waiting for your results. The tests themselves are incredibly simple: You may have a blood sample taken, or you may […]

Getting Tested

Video: 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 Services Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS […]