05: HIV Healthcare, 08: Peer Support

Cool features of the Positive Peers app: Part 2

Positive Peers is a tailored smartphone app with a private, stigma-free, supportive community to support people who are living with HIV. Currently, the app is only available to people living in the Cleveland, OH area. […]

05: HIV Healthcare, 09: Sex When Living with HIV

How to get PrEP for free (or cheap)

Taking PrEP can almost eliminate the risk of catching HIV — but can you afford it? PrEP is sold under the name brand Truvada. Taking Truvada can reduce the odds of an HIV infection by […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 05: HIV Healthcare

What to do when you’re ready to get back into HIV care

Congratulations! Getting back into HIV care is the best thing you can do for yourself. One thing that HIV teaches you is that it doesn’t matter what you’ve done in the past. What’s important is […]

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 […]