Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV, Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex

How to disclose your HIV status on dating and hookup apps

We believe that HIV should never stand in the way of your life — and that includes looking for love or a little bit of lovin’. And dating and hookup apps are a great way […]

HIV 101, Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex

How to talk to your doctor about getting on PrEP

PreP can pave the way to a healthy sex life if you’re HIV negative. But if you ask a doctor about a PreP prescription, you might find out the doctor is unsure about it. This […]

Healthcare Assistance, HIV 101, Safer Sex

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 […]

Safer Sex

What you need to know about HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts, is an equal-opportunity bug. It’ll infect anybody who is sexually active. 80% of people catch HPV at least once. We wrote about HPV in a previous […]

Peer Support, Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex

What to do when your partner tells you they’re living with HIV

It’s never easy to learn your partner is living with HIV. You fear what’ll happen to them — but you also worry what’ll happen to you. The first thing to remember is your partner had […]

HIV 101, Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex

Some of the ways you can’t get HIV

We’re sharing some of the ways you can’t get HIV! Want to learn more about how HIV is transmitted? We’ve got you covered: How do you get HIV?  Can I only have sex with other […]

Being Young and Positive, Living with HIV, Peer Support, Protecting my Partner, Safer Sex

What you need to know about syphilis

Syphilis is one of the oldest and most annoying STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Doctors have been fighting syphilis for ages. It’s been curable for half a century, but it still hasn’t gone away. A shot […]

Getting Tested, HIV 101, Safer Sex

What you need to know about hepatitis

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 reasons why it’s important to know how the virus works […]

Living with HIV, Mental health, Peer Support, Safer Sex, Talking to a Doctor

What to do if you’ve been sexually assaulted

Sexual assault survivors can feel violated and terrorized. The fear and anxiety are like nothing they’ve ever experienced. If it happens to you, go somewhere safe immediately. It could be a well-lit restaurant, a police […]

Safer Sex, Your Rights

What is consent and why is it important?

Consent is incredibly important but often left undiscussed in American culture. Anyone watching the news right now can see the result of our silence on this issue. Well honey, we at Positive Peers are done […]