02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 06: Talking to a Doctor, 10: Side Effects & Complications

Living with HIV and without an appetite: what do I do?

In the past, many people living with HIV used to lose their appetite because the infection ruined their appetite. Now, some modern HIV meds can have a similar effect. For some people, certain HIV medications […]

10: Side Effects & Complications

Dealing with diarrhea: Don’t let the runs get you down 

There’s nothing worse than when you’re just trying to get through your day, but your insides won’t cooperate. You know that queasy feeling when you have to run to the bathroom all day — that’s […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 04: Newly Diagnosed / HIV 101, 10: Side Effects & Complications, 11: Healthy Habits, 17: Young and Positive

Taking your meds every day

Taking your meds every day It can be hard to create a new habit — like taking your meds every day. Stick with it and use the Positive Peers app to give you daily reminders to […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 10: Side Effects & Complications, 11: Healthy Habits

How to use herbal and natural remedies for HIV med side effects

Some people experience annoying side effects from their HIV medications. That’s natural, and most go away as your body adjusts to the meds. For others, it can take a little while of dealing with side […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 10: Side Effects & Complications

How to manage depression when you’re living with HIV

If you have HIV, you probably have experienced depression at some point or another. In fact, depression is very common among HIV-positive people, so common we screen for it when you visit the clinic. The […]

10: Side Effects & Complications

How to manage common side effects of HIV medication

“Do my HIV meds have side effects?” That’s probably one of the first questions you should ask when you and your doctor start figuring out the best treatment plan for you. HIV meds truly are […]

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 […]

10: Side Effects & Complications, 16: Women and HIV

PrEP and pregnancy: Know the risks and side effects

The question of PrEP and pregnancy is a bit of a tangle. PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a medicine HIV-negative people can take to reduce their odds of becoming infected with HIV by up to […]

02: Everyday Advice for Living with HIV, 10: Side Effects & Complications

6 reasons you may feel tired when you’re living with HIV

Everyone feels tired from time to time, but it’s a problem when you’re feeling drained nearly every day. Whether you’re living with HIV or not, it’s important to understand what might be causing you to […]

10: Side Effects & Complications, 13: Dealing with Addiction & HIV

HIV and AIDS: Is a cure coming?

AIDS, HIV, cure. Should these words even be in the same sentence? It’s kinda like: Yes and no. It’s true there’s no cure for AIDS. Science hasn’t yet found a way to completely get rid […]