"I Didn't Just Want to Be an Idle Observer"

In this short film, Aaron Laxton walks us through his journey -- from being diagnosed with HIV in 2011, to documenting his first few years living with HIV on YouTube, to his emergence as a leading HIV advocate.


Life After Testing Positive

If you're facing a new HIV diagnosis, this may be a scary time. Here's some advice from people living with HIV on how to deal with a diagnosis.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Intimacy Across HIV Statuses

New treatment options and more choices for effective HIV prevention are bringing partners together -- forging stronger ties, deepening intimacy and, yes, helping sex feel better, too.

By Heather Boerner

Get a Little Closer: HIV, Sex and Intimacy

Thanks to effective treatment and more options for prevention, the new era of HIV is breaking down barriers between couples and fostering intimacy both inside and outside the bedroom.

By Heather Boerner

Positive Radio Network Airs Tough HIV Issues

Aaron Laxton and Mathew Rodriguez decided to start Positive Radio Network, a weekly online radio show, as an open space for the HIV community to discuss important issues.

By Mathew Rodriguez

11 HIV-Positive Gay Men Taking Action

Here are 11 gay men living with HIV whose personal and professional efforts have helped others live better -- and brought all of us closer to the end of the epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Persistent Myths About HIV

Here are 9 stubborn myths about HIV that need to be dispelled.

By Mathew Rodriguez

Addiction, Recovery and Living With HIV

TheBody.com talked with Scott Kramer, a therapist who specializes in supporting people living with HIV, about his non-stigmatizing approach to helping people who are facing addiction issues along with HIV.

By Mathew Rodriguez

First Steps for HIV Care

Getting an HIV diagnosis is the beginning of a journey that can feel overwhelming, and getting into medical care can feel doubly challenging. Here are some basics to smooth the path.

By Melanie A. Thompson, M.D.

How Has HIV Testing Changed?

The first commercial HIV test was approved by the FDA on March 1, 1985. Testing technology and prevention have dramatically improved since that discovery.

By Rod McCullom