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Newly Diagnosed With HIV: Now What?

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.

By William A.
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Personal Stories

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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Featured

Donja R. Love
Interviews

Off-Broadway Play About HIV-Positive Black Gay Men to Stream Online, One Night Only

Donja R. Love’s ‘one in two’ can be seen online this Friday, with proceeds going to Black activist causes.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Personal Stories

How I Navigated Dating and Disclosure After My HIV Diagnosis

De Vonté Williamson writes about his journey of self-love and self-acceptance.

By De Vonté Williamson, MPH
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Features

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.

By George M. Johnson
George M. Johnson in 2016
Personal Stories

“There’s Going to Be a Narrative Only You Can Tell”

A message of hope and purpose from a leader in HIV advocacy and Black queer empowerment.

By George M. Johnson
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Features

Whatever Happened to HIV Superinfection?

Superinfection—when someone living with HIV is infected with a second strain of the virus—is a scary prospect. But is it a concern in the era of modern HIV treatment?

By William Wells
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Personal Stories

What It’s Like Living With HIV While Having to Deliver Positive Results to Others

Being both employee and client ain’t easy. But you’ve got this.

By Michael Lamb
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Reference

What Are the Symptoms of HIV/AIDS?

Thinking you might have HIV can be scary, and there's a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there. We're here to dispel myths and dish out the truth.

By Roger Pebody and Myles Helfand
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Interviews

New Documentary Series Links the Lives of People Living With Chronic Illness

The series follows five subjects living with lupus, diabetes, HIV, and other conditions.

By Giuliani Alvarenga
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Learn from The Well Project about lab tests that are important for your health -- what they are, what they measure, and how results are used.

By The Well Project
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News Analysis

New Subtype of HIV Found, but Don't Panic

Despite the hype, a newly discovered subtype does not mean it's stronger or untreatable.

By Larry Buhl