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10 Keys to Living Well With HIV

For many of us, managing HIV is not just about survival; it’s about living well. But what does “living well” actually mean, and what steps can you take to maximize your health and happiness if you’re HIV positive?

By Myles Helfand and JD Davids


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A Mental Illness Diagnosis Changed My Life for the Better

After a bipolar-disorder diagnosis, Candis Y. McDow found healing and a renewed sense of purpose through therapy, medication, and writing.

By Candis Y. McDow
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News Analysis

Serving Self-Advocacy, Just Like Naomi Osaka

As with dealing with mental health, there is no singular way to solve one’s HIV needs. Naomi Osaka reminds us to seek out the help that best serves your situation.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Mary Glenn

Was the CDC’s Guidance on Ditching Masks Too Hasty—Especially for Folks Living With HIV?

Most HIV community experts say no—the new CDC guidance is data-backed and makes sense. But many will still wear masks in crowded or indoor settings.

By Tim Murphy
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Personal Stories

COVID Chased Me Back Into Therapy

It can take a little time to find a therapist who is a good fit, but a good therapeutic relationship can help you turn your story from gloomy to Emmy-winning.

By Charles Sanchez
Raif Derrazi

Bodybuilding and Fitness Helped Raif Derrazi Cope While Living with HIV

Like many people, bodybuilder Raif Derrazi is trying to find balance during the stress of COVID times. His balance just happens to include his social media presence and living with HIV.

By Katherine Abando
Anthony Rapp and the cast of RENT at New York Theatre Workshop. Photo by Joan Marcus

Twenty-Five Years Later, Would ‘Rent’ Make Me Laugh, Cry, or Cringe?

In the lucrative quarter-century since its debut, the iconic AIDS musical has been remade, remounted, accused of plagiarism, and politically picked apart. Twenty years since my own HIV diagnosis, what would I think of it?

By Tim Murphy

What to Do When You’re SAD for No Apparent Reason

There are many ways to beat seasonal affective disorder before it beats you down.

By Candis Y. McDow and Mathew Rodriguez
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Personal Stories

Finding Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Even the COVID-19 pandemic can’t stop our vulnerable, human hearts from wanting connection.

By Charles Sanchez
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For Many With HIV, Sobriety and Dealing with Addiction During COVID Aren’t Easy

Stress, job loss, and a lack of in-person meetings have made recovery or even harm reduction a challenge amid the pandemic.

By Tim Murphy
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Amber Martin Will Recreate Bette Midler’s 1971 Gay Bathhouse Show via Your Laptop on Oct. 22

The beloved downtown New York City vocal powerhouse recorded the socially distanced show this summer on Fire Island.

By Tim Murphy