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Living Well With HIV

Relationships and Sex

Aaron Anderson with Claire Gasamagera and their son Calvin.
Personal Stories

I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

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Lou Sullivan
Features

Reading the Diaries of Lou Sullivan, a Racy and Determined Gay Transgender Ancestor

Lou Sullivan's "We Both Laughed in Pleasure," a collection of his diaries, is a "vital" book from a transmasculine writer and activist who writes, in great detail, about his desires.

A transmasculine gender-nonconforming person caressing the chest of a transfeminine non-binary person
Personal Stories

How Mapping Your Desire Can Help Transform Sexual Shame Into Self-Love and Social Justice

This queer feminist developed a project to help others use their sexual histories to heal, find community, and to fuel social justice movements.

Camryn Garrett and book cover
Interviews

Camryn Garrett's YA Novel 'Full Disclosure' Gives Gen Z the Black HIV-Positive Heroine They've Been Waiting For

Simone Garcia-Hampton's journey reminds us that the even the wokest young folks have blind spots when it comes to the epidemic.

Steven Spencer
Personal Stories

8 Months Ago, I Was Diagnosed with HIV While on PrEP

Australian activist Steven Spencer on how he came to understand HIV stigma once he tested positive, and his renewed commitment to social justice and enjoyment of life.

heterosexual couple smiling under flowering trees
Features

Yes, Monogamous Couples Still Need STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not show up on tests immediately; for this and other reasons, routine testing is also important for people in exclusive relationships.

Transgender man about to kiss cisgender man
Viewpoints

What Cisgender Men Should Know Before Hooking Up With Transgender Men and Transmasculine Folks

Longtime HIV/AIDS activist and communications strategist JD Davids tells you how to ask about what you need to know -- and how to be a considerate, fun casual partner.

Nurse showing birth control options to patient
Viewpoints

Doctor-Prescribed Birth Control Isn’t For Everybody — And That’s OK

Hormonal birth control can cause side effects that are intolerable for many women, whether they are sexually active or not. Candis McDow tells her story.

Woman taking the morning-after pill in bed, her partner is behind her
Features

Emergency Contraception: Here's What You Should Know

These three forms of emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant after having unprotected sex, or if your birth control method fails.

Close up of woman's hand, handing a man's hand a vibrator
Features

Tips for Talking About Sex Toys in a More Honest Way

With mutual respect, support, and honesty, a conversation about toys can help you and your friends think about ways you can each increase your sexual pleasure.

woman with arm around other woman
Features

These Women Are Helping Others Heal From Trauma and Enjoy Sex

Women who work in mental health, engineering, and design, many of whom are survivors, are creating tools to help other survivors heal.