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I Moved to Atlanta Four Months Ago, and Getting Into HIV Care Was Hell

Spoken word artist Michael "Miss Mikey" Lamb shares his saga of fighting for health coverage -- and why people fall through the cracks.

By Michael Lamb

How to Keep Track of Your HIV Meds, and Your Health

We recently retired our My Health Tracker service, which had allowed people to confidentially keep a log of every lab test result they received and every start, stop, or change they made to their HIV medications.

By Myles Helfand

In a Climate of Fear, HIV Services for Latinx Women Give Strength to Immigrant Communities

"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."

By Giuliani Alvarenga

HIV Treatment Adherence

Treatment adherence includes starting HIV treatment, keeping all medical appointments, and taking HIV medicines every day as prescribed. For people with HIV, treatment adherence is key to staying healthy.

By AIDSinfo

How to Find HIV Treatment Services

If you are living with HIV, there are resources that can help you find a health care provider, pay for your medicines, locate affordable housing, and get help with mental health issues.

By AIDSinfo

No, Dr. Sebi Did Not Have the Cure for HIV -- Despite Nipsey Hussle's Planned Documentary

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.

By Kenyon Farrow

Locate an HIV Care Provider

U.S. guidelines recommend that people with HIV start medical care and begin HIV treatment as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to find HIV care providers and services.

By HIV.gov

Will Starting HIV Treatment With a Low CD4 Count Hurt My Lifespan?

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?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Late HIV Diagnosis: Have I Been Doing Well Enough on Treatment?

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?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Taking Your HIV Medication Every Day

Get answers to questions about why you should take your HIV medications daily, what to do if you miss a dose, and whether you have to keep taking HIV meds once your viral load is undetectable.

By HIV.gov