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Robin Williams, Friend and Ally to Those Living With HIV, Dead at 63

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Aug 13, 3:34 p.m. ET

Very few know that Robin Williams was a huge supporter of HIV/AIDS causes. We hope to make his passion a little more well-known. Rest in peace, Robin.

Tackling Grief and Depression After Death

Rae Lewis-Thornton,; Posted Aug 13, 3:13 p.m. ET

"Grief is a monster! I'm learning that it also sticks to you like Gorilla glue. Honestly, these last three weeks dealing with the lost of Sophie has been new territory for me."

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Displayed on Governors Island

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Aug 13, 2:58 p.m. ET

For a while, there was stillness in all the noise of the city, at least that's what found at the Governors Island display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

The AIDS Quilt Doesn't Take Manhattan

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Aug 13, 2:00 p.m. ET

Each coffin-sized panel is a universe, undeniably powerful and acutely uncomfortable. So why was the AIDS Quilt literally out of the way on an uninhabited island, just out of sight and long out of mind of a NYC neighborhood decimated by AIDS and repurposed for the rich?

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?


How Often Do Condoms Fail? Black Gay Men and Condom Problems

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Aug 12, 5:12 p.m. ET

Emory researchers have found that black gay men report more instances of condom misuse and condom breakage than do white gay men. Is condom education to blame?

Are You Having Trouble Seeing Your HIV Provider? The Speak Up! Project Wants to Know About It

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Aug 12, 3:03 p.m. ET

Were your providers excluded in your new health plan? Any problem with a new primary care provider? Advocates are collecting stories and taking action.

Open, Honest ... and Stigmatizing? Online Post Via Mobile App Secret Causes Internet Firestorm

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Aug 12, 1:34 p.m. ET

When an anonymous poster put up a stigmatizing message on the mobile app Secret, online activists went into motion. Read the post and share your thoughts.

Losing Sophie

Rae Lewis-Thornton,; Posted Aug 12, 1:07 p.m. ET

"Watching my baby girl die was one of the hardest things I've had to do, but yet at the same time I knew it was the best thing, most humane thing. It was the last good thing that I could do for her."

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.


Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

James Wilton, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 11, 5:21 p.m. ET

If you're undetectable and don't use a condom, what is the risk for HIV? This summary of evidence can help you get the facts.

Studies Investigate Presence of Hepatitis C Virus Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Sean Hosein, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 11, 5:07 p.m. ET

Hepatitis C is not always associated with the gay community, but should gay and bi men be on the lookout?

Health Navigation: A Review of the Evidence

Logan Broeckaert and Laurel Challacombe, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange; Posted Aug 11, 4:58 p.m. ET

Many organizations that help PWA use health navigators. Just how helpful are they?

When Your Dog Has Cancer

Rae Lewis-Thornton,; Posted Aug 11, 12:57 p.m. ET

"I've cried until I can't cry anymore. Well that's a lie, I get overwhelmed about every few hours and have a moment. I can't wrap my brain around this. I feel like God got jokes. Like, really, God?"

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