When it comes to crossing thresholds, whether physical or psychological, everything changes and there is no turning back, especially on one's HIV journey.
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.
Blogger Brooke Davidoff has a new doc, is back on HIV meds and is settling with her family into a new home; she shares updates from their first round of holidays in the Lone Star State.
The Recollectors was created so individuals who lost a parent to AIDS could share their experiences with one another. Recently, members came together in person to tell their stories.
After an HIV diagnosis brought up old secrets, Helen learned to be more open, honest and healthy.
"For me, my first pills were psychologically challenging. I did not believe that these pills would save me, but that they would damage me. This is primarily due to the fact that I am somewhat against taking prescription drugs when at all possible."...
Whitney Kyle always wanted to be a father. Now, 7 kids later, he shares his advice for being a dad while successfully living with HIV.
Paul Constantino came out in the early '80s, when HIV did not yet have a name. He has since navigated coming out to his children as a gay man, and coming out to his children as HIV positive. He's even come out as gay to his 13-year-old granddaughter!...
Justin B. Terry-Smith thought an HIV diagnosis meant he couldn't be a father, but he discovered that determination could bring him anywhere he wanted.
Steven Brandt says his 6-year-old son, Jerryd, made him change his life and grow up fast -- in the best way.