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HIV: The Experience Is Your Own, But You're Not Alone in the Room Img

HIV: The Experience Is Your Own, But You're Not Alone in the Room

"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."

Brian Belovitch in 2018 and in 1981.

Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.

Brian Belovitch

Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.

Charles Sanchez sits on a sidewalk in New York City

Angels in Arkansas: My 15-Year AIDS-versary

"I hate this!" Charles Sanchez pouted, as he sat helplessly on the floor of his hospital room. "I feel so pathetic. Christ!" The nurse, Anthony, cooed comfortingly: "I know, honey. Just let it out, darlin'."

Bipolar Mania, Sex and HIV Prevention: Untangling the Threads of Shame and Ignorance Img

Bipolar Mania, Sex and HIV Prevention: Untangling the Threads of Shame and Ignorance

Miguel Garcia, a gay person of color living with bipolar disorder says his recovery "rests heavily on my ability to thwart fear by reclaiming agency over my body and mind and confronting ignorance and stigma."

From Needing Help to Helping Those Newly Diagnosed With HIV Img

From Needing Help to Helping Those Newly Diagnosed With HIV

"It took me years to realize that I was going to get through this and not be ashamed of my HIV status," says Duran. But when he found his voice, that's when others who needed his help started reaching out.

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When Time Can Cure What Meds Cannot

How has time changed the meaning of living with HIV? In this analysis of an artist-made video, the writer discusses PTSD, the power of time and getting to live with HIV "casually."

Your Current Situation Is Not Your Permanent Destination: A Blog Entry by Nolan Hill Img

Your Current Situation Is Not Your Permanent Destination: A Blog Entry by Nolan Hill

What does someone with HIV stand to learn from someone with cancer? Blogger Nolan Hill discusses that in his newest video blog.

Your HIV Isn't Just About You Img

Your HIV Isn't Just About You

Sure, you can get pretty insular and selfish right after a diagnosis -- heck, it's expected. But, sometimes, thinking about how a diagnosis affects those around you is important as well.

Know Your Worth: A Video Blog Entry by Nolan Hill Img

Know Your Worth: A Video Blog Entry by Nolan Hill

"Never let anyone have power over your worth never let anyone control your voice."