"There are shoulders of greatness that you stand upon; there are shadows of stigma you’ve emerged from," writes Kamaria Laffrey to her fellow long-term HIV survivors. "There is a journey to be traveled, and you, my beloved friend, are here to pave the way."
'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.
Transforming Lives: How the Medical Community Can Help Transgender Women Living With HIV Reach Their Golden Years
With so much talk about aging with HIV, how does the conversation change when gender identity is added to the mix?
"No matter how you choose to manage your perimenopause symptoms, know that life even with a hot flash is worth living," Rae Lewis-Thornton writes. "I'm a living witness, having lived with HIV for 33 years."
"But I have been remiss in taking care of myself! And so this World AIDS Day, I believe that is my focal point. Selfishly taking care of self. For quite awhile, I have been selflessly taking care of others. This year, I have been gearing towards real...
How do we include black gay men over 50 when we talk about the way HIV affects black gay men?
Are you a person living with HIV? I am!
I saw this picture posted by UNAIDS. If you click on the picture, it will open up, and you can read in the balloons some good things and some not so good issues, we, who are living with HIV, face. By no means ...
"My advice to anyone who is experiencing HIV dementia is to first be in the moment. Do not let the trap of future tripping make you blind to the beauty and potential of the present moment."
For David Salyer, seeing the "biohazard tattoo" on HIV-positive men -- and their comfort level with their status -- has forced him to confront his three-decades-long journey with the virus.
"I have been careening from one health issue to another and haven't had the strength to write. ... I am probably too fixated on this concern that I have begun to love being ill. But, who doesn't remember the comfort of a nurse visiting you in the lon...