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Howdy, PARTNER: Gay Men and HIV Transmission

Bob Leahy,; Posted Jul 2, 2:21 p.m. ET

PositiveLite editor Bob Leahy sat down with James Wilton to discuss what having an undetectable viral load means for HIV transmission among gay men.

On the New Age Movement, From NYC

Ben B.,; Posted Jul 1, 4:02 p.m. ET

"The fact that mainstream medical science was completely unprepared for the AIDS epidemic meant that the afflicted had to resort to their own means to survive. Meaning, outside of standard medical science."

CROI 2014: Microbicides and HIV (Video)

Barbara Jungwirth,; Posted Jul 1, 3:00 p.m. ET

Vaginal rings, pills and microbicides, oh my! The amount of prevention options coming down the pipeline is truly staggering, and summed up in thsi video.

HIV Criminalization: A Physician's Perspective

Dr. Wendy Armstrong, The Center for HIV Law and Policy; Posted Jul 1, 2:00 p.m. ET

HIV criminalization reform advocates know that having medical professionals on your side is a huge asset. Here, Wendy Armstrong, M.D., shares her perspective.

Share Your Stories!

Everyone living with HIV has a story to tell. Find out how to share your own experiences in one or both of the series below, which feature the writings of readers like you.

Day One With HIV: Finding Out Your Status, in Your Own Words

Regardless of where or how it happened, the day you received your HIV-positive diagnosis was likely among the most intense days you'll ever live through. Some of's readers have generously shared their experiences -- to reflect on how they've changed, and so that others would know that they too can survive, and even thrive, following that fateful day. How did you get through it?

Other Sides of HIV: People Taking HIV Meds Share Stories About Side Effects

Many types of medications can save or improve lives, but they can also have unintended consequences. For some people living with HIV, taking meds can be a complicated cycle -- and for others, a Sunday stroll. Medication side effects can be mild or life altering, horrible or even pleasurable; some people living with HIV never experience any at all. It seems like everyone's got a story about side effects. What's yours?


HIV Prevention Activists Urge U.S. Officials to Seize the Moment

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Jul 1, 1:00 p.m. ET

They're called the "Atlanta Principles" -- and, if a broad group of HIV activists has its way, they will fundamentally change the way that the U.S. government approaches the fight against HIV within its borders.

HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown (Infographic); Posted Jun 29, 12:27 p.m. ET

If you are a person of color in the U.S. -- especially an African American -- you are disproportionately at risk for contracting HIV. Use this unique, visually striking infographic to arm yourself (and others) with knowledge of the numbers, and take an empowered step in the fight against HIV.

6 Reasons Why People Skip Their HIV Meds

Kellee Terrell,; Posted Jun 28, 4:20 p.m. ET

We all know it's important to take HIV medications every day, but let's face it: It's not always the easiest thing to do. Here are six key obstacles that can block the way between you and your meds -- and tips on how to get past them.

HIV Disclosure: African Americans Tell How They Told; Posted Jun 28, 12:38 p.m. ET

These men and women are pushing back against the "veil of secrecy" around HIV in many African-American communities -- sometimes with unexpected results.

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker

My Health Tracker can help you organize your HIV treatment information privately and securely in one place. This way, you can take better charge over your health, and you and your doctor can have even more productive conversations about your treatment.

Registration takes only a couple of minutes, requires no personal info, and you'll be able to pick up where you left off at any time.


Currently, My Biggest Fear

Ben B.,; Posted Jun 26, 4:00 p.m. ET

"What if I got infected years and years, if not decades, ago? What if it had just been hiding out in my body since then, undetected? What if I unknowingly infected others?"

A United Methodist Pastor and His Wife Help Open Minds About HIV

David Duran,; Posted Jun 26, 2:30 p.m. ET

High school sweeties, Andy and Christy James, reconnected after 30 years, set an example for the faith-based community as they ride in memory of a friend lost to AIDS.

Florida Affordable Care Act Insurers Accused of Discriminatory Practices Against HIV Patients

Sue Saltmarsh,; Posted Jun 26, 1:00 p.m. ET

Are insurance companies driving HIV-positive people away from the most affordable plans, now that Obamacare bans discrimination against people with preexisting conditions?

On Resources, Dating With HIV and Living Healthy With HIV (Video)

Nolan Hill,; Posted Jun 25, 4:00 p.m. ET

"People aren't nearly as bad as what I thought they were. People don't always react the worst way possible. People are actually human beings."

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