Latest by Mathew Rodriguez

Life After Testing Positive

If you're facing a new HIV diagnosis, this may be a scary time. Here's some advice from people living with HIV on how to deal with a diagnosis.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Positive Radio Network Airs Tough HIV Issues

Aaron Laxton and Mathew Rodriguez decided to start Positive Radio Network, a weekly online radio show, as an open space for the HIV community to discuss important issues.

By Mathew Rodriguez

11 HIV-Positive Gay Men Taking Action

Here are 11 gay men living with HIV whose personal and professional efforts have helped others live better -- and brought all of us closer to the end of the epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Persistent Myths About HIV

Here are 9 stubborn myths about HIV that need to be dispelled.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Addiction, Recovery and Living With HIV

TheBody.com talked with Scott Kramer, a therapist who specializes in supporting people living with HIV, about his non-stigmatizing approach to helping people who are facing addiction issues along with HIV.

By Mathew Rodriguez

CDC Boosts Funds for Responding to HIV Among Gay, Bi Men, Transgender People

The CDC has recently committed $185 million in HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men of color and transgender people. While advocates applaud the move, they have some suggestions for useful tactics that will make sure the money isn't wasted.

By Mathew Rodriguez

The Counter Narrative Project Builds Solidarity for Michael Tiger Mandingo Johnson

As the case of Michael "Tiger Mandingo" Johnson awaits trial, The Counter Narrative Project, led by Charles Stephens, is galvanizing support for the young man faced with criminal charges.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Indiana Governor Advocates for Temporary Needle Exchange in Statewide HIV Outbreak

After an HIV outbreak in Southeastern Indiana, the governor has instituted a short-term needle exchange program. However, the temporary nature of the program has many wondering if it's enough, and whether the governor is ignoring good public health p...

By Mathew Rodriguez

What We Know About HIV Transmission Should Influence PrEP Messaging

PrEP protects against unsuppressed virus, not HIV-positive people. When we talk about the who instead of the what, we risk spreading the stigma that can keep people away from testing and care in the first place.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Sexual Transmission of HCV in Gay Men Should Not Be a PrEP Deterrent, Say Advocates

Even after two men in San Francisco who were on PrEP were diagnosed with hepatitis C, advocates hold that PrEP is a valuable tool that should not be dismissed.

By Mathew Rodriguez