Down-to-earth tips on mental health, medical care, and practical steps from a person who's been there, offered in the hope of speeding you from the challenges of today to a calmer and more joyful future.
Even if you are the most capable and self-sufficient person in the world, there is no reason to deal with an HIV diagnosis by yourself.
As this CDC fact sheet explains, in some states, there are laws that require you to share your HIV status with your sex or injection partners. But sharing your status with anyone else is your choice.
Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, according to this HIV.gov fact sheet. About 14 percent of them (1 in 7) don’t know it and need testing.
Successfully navigating through these stages during one’s HIV diagnosis requires information, communication, emotional support, guidance, and direction.
The prospect of a lifelong dependency on medication, fear of rejection, or feelings of personal failure can be emotionally debilitating, especially because there is so much stigma related to the virus.
What happens when you're a refugee faced with a difficult choice: work under the table for less money, or face hurdles in the job market that could crop up with an HIV diagnosis.
“Because of my diagnosis and the struggle that I went through, coming to terms with it, I think it has made me a stronger person. I’ve actually accomplished things I never thought I would.”
Donja R. Love’s ‘one in two’ can be seen online this Friday, with proceeds going to Black activist causes.
De Vonté Williamson writes about his journey of self-love and self-acceptance.
Black Pride Events Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19. But What Happens to HIV Testing, Prevention, and Outreach Efforts?
Losing major public events to reach people who are undiagnosed or need connection to care may harm efforts to end the HIV epidemic.