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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 […]

04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 05: HIV Healthcare

I’ve just been diagnosed with HIV. Now what?

If you’ve been diagnosed HIV-positive, the first thing you need to know right now is that you are not alone. Doctors, nurses, social workers — they all want to help you. It’s what they do. […]

04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 05: HIV Healthcare

Common myths about HIV and AIDS

Just like any disease, there are many myths about HIV. If you’re learning more about HIV because you or someone you love is living with HIV, you know that myths can cause a lot of […]

01: Blogs With Audio Content, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 08: Peer Support

Video: This is Jen.

This is Jen. This is Jen presenting the AIDS Memorial Quilt at MetroHealth. Jen is often one of the first people you get to meet during your HIV care at MetroHealth. In addition to the […]

04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 05: HIV Healthcare

HIV-AIDS glossary: Words you need to know

These are some of the most common terms about HIV, AIDS, the immune system, HIV treatments, HIV testing and HIV prevention. HIV Basic Terms HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus. A virus that attacks the immune system […]

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How do you get HIV?

Most people get HIV by having sex without a condom with somebody who is HIV-positive. You can also get HIV by sharing needles with other people if you’re injecting drugs. It’s also possible for a […]

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HIV symptoms: Do I have HIV?

A stuffy nose tells you you’ve caught a cold. A skin rash means you’re allergic to something you’ve eaten or touched. Unfortunately, HIV isn’t that simple. You can acquire HIV and not notice any symptoms […]

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What is HIV and what does HIV stand for?

Let’s look at each word: Human: Viruses attack all sorts of living things. HIV attacks people. Immunodeficiency: HIV prevents the immune system from doing its job —fighting diseases. When our immune system slows down or […]