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What It’s Like Living With HIV While Having to Deliver Positive Results to Others

Being both employee and client ain’t easy. But you’ve got this.

Nilda Rodriguez

Nilda Rodriguez on the Happiness, Sadness, and Education of the Early AIDS Epidemic

Nilda Rodriguez was a newly sober lesbian when she was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. Those two events would change the course of her life forever.

Dr. Rik Pavlescak, Gilberto, and Ms. Yolette Bonnet

Palm Beach’s HIV Advocates Hope New Resources Will Change Stagnant Epidemic

Despite its reputation as a playground of the 1%, Palm Beach County has one of the highest HIV rates in the country.

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It’s Hard to Be a Proud Bisexual and Be HIV Positive

Steve Spencer was just reckoning with his bisexual identity when he found out he was HIV positive. That complicated his coming out process, he writes.

Donna Fuchs and Dante credit Jessica Kloke

Shining a Light on Jacksonville’s HIV Epidemic

“Some people call us southern Georgia,” advocates say.

LaTunja Sockwell and Ashley Young credit Better Community Development

Arkansas Advocates Hope New Federal Funding Will Change the Course of HIV in This State

Poverty, religious conservatism, and a lack of sexual health education drive the HIV epidemic in Arkansas.

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So You've Disclosed Your HIV Status to a Love Interest. Now What?

Sex and intimacy can be a challenge if your HIV-negative partner is still afraid of you.

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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.

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We Need to Talk About the Downside of U=U

We should always be taking an approach to those living with HIV that centers the totality of their health, not their (detectable or undetectable) status.

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Even Without Medicaid Expansion, Oklahoma HIV Service Providers Refuse to Let Anyone Fall Through the Cracks

“Somehow, in this state, it is more sinful to be poor and need help than it is to rob a bank.”