Just Diagnosed: Next Steps After Testing Positive for HIV

It's important to remember that HIV is a manageable disease that can be treated with HIV medicines. The first step after testing HIV positive is to see a health care provider, even if you don't feel sick.

Newly Diagnosed With HIV: Memo to Me

Newly Diagnosed With HIV: Memo to Me

We asked people living with HIV: If you could give advice to your newly diagnosed self, what would you say?

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What Is HIV?

Let's start with the basics: HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." You can get HIV through condomless sex or by sharing needles or other equipment used to inject drugs.

HIV: The Experience Is Your Own, But You're Not Alone in the Room

"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."

By Rick Guasco for Positively Aware

U.S. Statistics: New HIV Infections

Approximately 38,700 people became newly infected with HIV in the United States in 2016. After about 5 years of substantial declines, the number of annual HIV infections began to level off in 2013, to about 39,000 infections per year.

By HIV.gov

Non-Nucleoside Resistance and CCR5 Gene Therapies

The version of the virus I acquired had already developed resistance to non-nucleosides. With many of the gene editing therapies in the pipeline targeting the CCR5 gene, I'm wondering if my variant requires that gene to infect a cell?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Depression

Which meds are best for depression and is there a relationship between ARV'S and depression

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Tested positive today. What now?

I just found out that I'm HIV positive today I'm afraid I'm 24 years I'm angry and I feel like my life is falling apart I don't know who to talk to to tell me more someone who has it..I'm afraid of dying

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

'POZ ROZ' Wants 'Pozitive' Vibes With New Digital Comedy

This refreshing series following an African-American millennial woman living with HIV avoids the sappy or sentimental.

By George Kevin Jordan

Newly Diagnosed With HIV, I've Got Challenges and a Lot of Blessings in Store for the New Year

After being diagnosed with HIV in April 2018, Toraje Heyward realized that there was much work to do.

By Toraje Heyward

AIDS and Opportunistic Infections

Learn more about the infections that occur more frequently and are more severe in people with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Telling Others You Have HIV

Learn more about how and when to share your HIV status with others.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention