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Game Changers in HIV: Bryan C. Jones

Bryan C. Jones is addressing the social and structural disparities that play a part in the HIV epidemic. "If we don't start having a real conversation about white privilege ... we'll never get ahead of this fight."

Cecilia Chung standing in front of San Francisco City Hall entrance

On the Shoulders of Giants

Cecilia Chung's extraordinary HIV and trans advocacy work started in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood -- the same place where a supportive community first helped her come to terms with her own gender identity, as well as her HIV status.

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Fighting HIV Stigma, Story By Story

For over 20 years, Louie Ortiz-Fonseca has worked to amplify underrepresented voices in the LGBTQ community. Now, he's breaking new ground in digital storytelling and shifting conversations about HIV for the next generation.

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Tonia Poteat, David Alain Wohl, Judith Currier, and Leandro Mena

HIV Care Providers Wish Their Patients Would Ask Them These Questions

Sure, there's all the usual stuff it's important to talk about, like lab results and HIV treatment options. But what else should you ask your HIV care provider that could end up improving your health?

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Interviews

HIV Doctors' Advice on Staying Healthy While Living With HIV

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: Apart from taking HIV medications, what’s the most important piece of advice you have for people living with HIV on staying healthy?

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HIV Care Providers Remember Their Most Inspiring Moments

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: What’s your most memorable or inspiring moment as an HIV care provider?

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Interviews

Is Your HIV Care Provider the Right Fit for You?

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: How can a person determine whether or not their HIV care provider is a good fit for them? What’s a great question that they can ask a potential health care provider?

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Good Communication Strategies to Make HIV Care Click

Being able to hold open, honest conversations with your providers is vital to good health. That's why it's important to feel at ease with your providers -- even in discussions that can make either or both of you uneasy.

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Personal Stories

When Your HIV Regimen Makes You Sick, Speak Up

For months, David Duran tolerated a regimen that was harsh on his stomach because he had good results. Looking back, he had more options.

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

Take the time to consider these tips and take action. Being unprepared when changing providers can create much unnecessary stress in a process that can be smooth.

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Personal Stories

Grateful to Be Alive and Present for My Mother's Golden Years

Sherri Lewis reflects on what happened when she brought her mother back with her to Los Angeles, grateful that they are both aging in good health.

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Personal Stories

The Day My AIDS Dementia Diagnosis Went Away

Lynda Arnold recounts how a diagnosis of AIDS Dementia Complex impacted her life and the journey that led to the day she was handed back the keys to her life.

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Personal Stories

Turning to My Elderly Parent, Crisis-Trained by the AIDS Epidemic

Sherri Lewis shares her journey of finding care for her aging parent Cookie, exploring how her experience of survival in the HIV epidemic prepared her for this new challenge.