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9 Steps for a Smooth Switch to a New HIV Provider Without Treatment Interruptions

Just Diagnosed: Next Steps After Testing Positive for HIV

It's important to remember that HIV is a manageable disease that can be treated with HIV medicines. The first step after testing HIV positive is to see a health care provider, even if you don't feel sick.

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Local Health Officials Respond to Spike in HIV Diagnoses in West Virginia County

A West Virginia county is hard-hit by the opioid epidemic, but the community is divided on syringe exchange programs.

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Resources for People Living With HIV in the U.S.

A list of links compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to get help finding HIV care, paying for care, traveling, securing housing or employment, and navigating legal issues, mental health concerns, or stigma.

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Personal Stories

What Being Diagnosed With HIV During LGBTQ Pride Month Taught Me About Resilience

Christopher Kennedy tells his story of being diagnosed with HIV, fighting shame in the face of loved ones' confusion, and finding unexpected love.

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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."

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U.S. Statistics: New HIV Infections

Approximately 38,700 people became newly infected with HIV in the United States in 2016. After about 5 years of substantial declines, the number of annual HIV infections began to level off in 2013, to about 39,000 infections per year.

Q&A: Ask the Experts

Non-Nucleoside Resistance and CCR5 Gene Therapies

The version of the virus I acquired had already developed resistance to non-nucleosides. With many of the gene editing therapies in the pipeline targeting the CCR5 gene, I'm wondering if my variant requires that gene to infect a cell?

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Viewpoints

'POZ ROZ' Wants 'Pozitive' Vibes With New Digital Comedy

This refreshing series following an African-American millennial woman living with HIV avoids the sappy or sentimental.

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Personal Stories

Newly Diagnosed With HIV, I've Got Challenges and a Lot of Blessings in Store for the New Year

After being diagnosed with HIV in April 2018, Toraje Heyward realized that there was much work to do.

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AIDS and Opportunistic Infections

Learn more about the infections that occur more frequently and are more severe in people with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV.

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Telling Others You Have HIV

Learn more about how and when to share your HIV status with others.