Healthcare Assistance, Living with HIV, Talking to a Doctor

Why you should get a flu shot

Winter is coming…and you know what that means. You still have a few months before Game of Thrones comes back, but it won’t be long before it seems like everyone you know is coming down […]

Talking to a Doctor

What people living with HIV need to know about shigella

Shigella is a nasty kind of bacteria that loves to infect your gut and give you a terrible case of diarrhea that lasts for weeks. It’s important to be extra aware of Shigella when engaging […]

Living with HIV, Talking to a Doctor

What you need to know about hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, usually happens to babies and little children. It’s a virus that gets in their hands, spit, snot, and poop, and they can pass it quickly from one person to the next. […]

Living with HIV, Side Effects & Complications, Talking to a Doctor

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 […]

Living with HIV, Talking to a Doctor

What you should know about diabetes and HIV

Here at Positive Peers, we’re all about you living healthy and happy. Today we’re going to dive into a common health condition that can be kind of confusing — diabetes. We’ll go over what it […]

Healthcare Assistance, Mental health, Talking to a Doctor

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. […]

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 […]

Talking to a Doctor

4 tips for a better pharmacy experience when you’re living with HIV

Going to the pharmacy is a super important part of managing HIV. It’s where you go to get your amazing meds that we’re always talking about. Without your meds, HIV could end up controlling you […]

Talking to a Doctor

4 ways to keep it real with your doc

You know you’re supposed to be honest with your doctor. Doctors keep you healthy, which might make them seem scary. Nobody likes to look at a doctor and admit stuff like how often you go […]

Living with HIV, Talking to a Doctor, Tips for those living with AIDS

6 tips to remember doctor appointments

You look at your phone and start feeling panicky. Your doctor’s appointment was two hours ago. Don’t feel bad. We all have trouble remembering doctor’s appointments. None of us are perfect. It’s not a big […]