Latest by Enid Vazquez

Which Hepatitis C Treatment Is Right for Me?

With so many options, there can be confusion over what hepatitis C treatment to take.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

No Shame in Sin Vergüenza: A Bilingual Telenovela Targets HIV Stigma

Sin Vergüenza is based on real people and their stories, woven together in composite form, as seen at Los Angeles AltaMed clinics by the show's creators.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Born This Way

HIV-positive since birth, Nestor Rogel navigates stigma in a gay, HIV-positive world.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Next Steps: How to Find a Provider, Knowing Your Rights and More

A rundown of some of the basic things you should know if you have been recently diagnosed with HIV.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Change in Social Security Disability: HIV-Positive Recipients May Now Have to Go Through Reviews

As of March 1, the Social Security Administration began requiring that people living with HIV prove they are still disabled. Like others receiving disability payments, they will have to go through a Continuing Disability Review.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

How Stigma and Discrimination Hurt Transgender Health Care

It's about much more than hormones and surgery. "The biggest issue for my patients is still stigmatization," says Christopher Nguyen, M.D.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Can I Take Hormones and ARVs? Learn About Drug Interactions Between HIV Meds and Gender-Affirming Hormones

Learn which HIV medication drug levels are increased or decreased by hormone therapy for transgender people.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Smoking Is Worse Than HIV

For people who adhere well to their HIV treatment, eductions in life expectancy for smokers were twice as high as reductions from HIV.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Back to the Future: A New HIV Medication Offers Hope to Those Who've Exhausted Their Options

In a way, the story of ibalizumab is a time travel tale back to 1994, before any protease inhibitor drugs were approved.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

Aging, and Thriving, With HIV

Long-term survivors gather for a forum hosted by TPAN.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware