05: HIV Healthcare, 06: Talking to a Doctor, 12: Mental health

Mental Illness: What it is, how to spot symptoms, where to get help

If you’re living with HIV, you already know all about stigma and how it can block people from getting the help they need. People may think HIV is untreatable or that it’s a death sentence. […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 12: Mental health, 13: Dealing with Addiction & HIV

How to get help with an addiction

An addiction is something you can’t stop doing, no matter how much trouble it causes. And it’s not just heroin or meth. People get hooked on video games, social media, sex, porn, gambling, and stuff […]

05: HIV Healthcare

How we’re celebrating National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is coming up on October 15, 2017. It’s another great opportunity to build awareness and call folks to action when it comes to HIV’s impact on communities around the […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 08: Peer Support, 14: Sexual Identity

Why reading this blog can help people living with HIV everywhere

SPNS is short for “Special Projects of National Significance.” OK, so it’s hard to imagine a title more likely to put you right to sleep, but SPNS are something worth waking up and paying attention […]

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

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 to treat you. For people living with HIV or other […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 10: Side Effects & Complications

What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?

HIV and AIDS are not the same thing. Not even close. AIDS is what happens after HIV goes unchecked and ruins your immune system. So, HIV always comes before AIDS. But HIV doesn’t always turn […]

03: Getting Tested for HIV, 05: HIV Healthcare

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

You’ve made up your mind to get tested for HIV. Congratulations! Sometimes that’s the hardest part. Thankfully, figuring out where to get a HIV test is a little bit easier Getting started The best place […]

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Who to go to for help with HIV paperwork

When you’re living with HIV, sometimes it might feel like the paperwork will never end. Pretty much everything you do in life requires some kind of documentation, and that includes taking care of your HIV. […]

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June HIV events

June 2017 has two HIV-related events you won’t want to miss: June 8: National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day June 27: National HIV Testing Day Here on the Positive Peers blog, we’re true believers in […]

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3 ways to get involved in HIV events in April

Want to get involved in HIV awareness? April is a great month to do it! Here’s the breakdown of three ways you can get involved in HIV Awareness events in April: National Youth HIV AIDS […]