For one sex worker, the job has come with an unintended responsibility: educating clients about living with HIV and the meaning of community.
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.
In the world of HIV, no matter how much you know, there’s always something new to learn. We asked community members what they learned in 2014.
After a sabbatical from the real world I am returning, going to the gym, looking for a job and wrangling my almost-4-year-old Myles while I attempt to find my next new beginning. Sometimes you need to do "something" to help lift the fog, and sometime...
We know that having a child while living with HIV is easier than ever. However, for everything that comes after childbirth, like raising a child or disclosing to a child, look to the advice of these HIV-positive moms.
When Heather Boerner found out that serodiscordant couples could have safe, condomless sex to conceive a child, she knew she had to share these couples' stories.
When someone alters your life without your permission, you are in the land of "this is fucked up and how do I recover?" You are faced with very hard decisions of how do you balance the thing that has happened to you with the person who has done it.
"It's been a very enlightening diagnosis, as well as one that, at first, was a very discouraging one," says Bernard Jackson. He's come a long way since 1999, when his wife passed away in the hospital mere weeks after testing HIV positive.
Loved ones can often be the inspiration an HIVer needs to continue on -- and to remember to take their meds. William Brawner explores the strength he receives from watching his young son growing up, and the determination he feels to continue being a ...