"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."
There is real racism in our health care system, Kenyon Farrow writes -- and we need more black people to work with us to transform systems, not believe in false prophets.
I read recently that, even though longevity is increasing for HIV+ people, people who begin treatment with a low CD4 count will probably live a shorter period of time. Do you feel this is true?
I was diagnosed with HIV seven years ago with a CD4 of 150 and viral load of 3,000. I started treatment and today I have an undetectable viral load and CD4 of 840. Is my evolution until today good?
You may be worried about starting treatment, whether you're feeling overwhelmed with this life-changing event or you're confused about which regimen to choose. We've got the info you need.
Many of us make commitments to ourselves at the beginning of the new year to focus on our health and well-being. HIV.gov offers these tips and tools that might help you stay on track.