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Disclosing Your HIV Status

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Esther Kim
Interviews

Years After Her Diagnosis, Esther Kim Found Her Long (Literal) Road to Acceptance

“Because of my diagnosis and the struggle that I went through, coming to terms with it, I think it has made me a stronger person. I’ve actually accomplished things I never thought I would.”

By Myles Helfand
positive crosswalk
Personal Stories

How I Navigated Dating and Disclosure After My HIV Diagnosis

De Vonté Williamson writes about his journey of self-love and self-acceptance.

By De Vonté Williamson, MPH
positive negative
Features

With New Ways to Talk About HIV on Hookup Apps, Positive Men Have More Options Than Ever

“Grindr lets me tell guys right in my profile that I’m poz on meds and undetectable. Not only is that very convenient; it also, I believe, helps increase awareness, and helps normalize HIV-positive status.”

By Michael Broder
Dwayne Steward, Devin Quinn, and Chad Braun
Interviews

In Central Ohio, Advocates Work to Correct HIV Misinformation and Structural Barriers to Care

Columbus is Ohio’s largest city—and home to the state’s largest number of people living with HIV.

By Tim Murphy
Justin Toro
Interviews

In the Bronx, Keeping Pace With New York City’s HIV Successes Amid High Poverty Rates

In the Bronx, poverty, homelessness, and other structural factors are barriers to care for many, but the borough is still making progress in fighting its epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
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Reference

HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

We've got you covered on the most important info regarding HIV medications, finding mental/social support, working with a health care team, using natural/complementary therapies, and the search for an HIV cure.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
man typing on phone
Personal Stories

When Using Dating Apps, Disclosing My HIV Status Is Earned, Not Your Right to Know

“Revealing every nuance about my health with someone who doesn’t know my favorite color feels rash,” Juan Michael Porter II writes.

By Juan Michael Porter II
(from top left to right) Laney Henderson, Tiarra McMillan, Toni Holbrook, Aaron Jones, June Gipson credit My Brothers Keeper Inc
Interviews

In Mississippi, Efforts to Fight HIV Epidemic Clash With Health Care Disenfranchisement

Fighting Mississippi’s HIV epidemic is about more than just getting people living with HIV or at risk for HIV on a pill. It means confronting the reality that for many in the state, their primary care doctor is the emergency room.

By Tim Murphy
Avery and Lance Malone credit Care Alliance
Interviews

In Cleveland, Resources to Address Silence and Stigma Matter as Much as Treatment and PrEP

Young black gay and bisexual men in Cleveland wish they had the resources of the state capital, Columbus, to address the HIV epidemic in Northeast Ohio.

By Tim Murphy
Camryn Garrett and book cover
Interviews

Camryn Garrett's YA Novel 'Full Disclosure' Gives Gen Z the Black HIV-Positive Heroine They've Been Waiting For

Simone Garcia-Hampton's journey reminds us that the even the wokest young folks have blind spots when it comes to the epidemic.

By Kellee Terrell