Taking an HIV test is the only reliable way to know whether you have HIV. Here's what you need to know about HIV tests.
What can other cities learn from it? And how can the city close its final gap?
Sure, there are physical and lifestyle changes that come along with an HIV diagnosis. But just as important is taking time to heal from trauma.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not show up on tests immediately; for this and other reasons, routine testing is also important for people in exclusive relationships.
Harris County, home to the city of Houston, is one of the most racially diverse counties in the U.S. With little transportation and a lot of HIV stigma, the area is lucky to have Legacy Community Health.
In one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., AIDS Center Queens County provides PrEP, HIV treatment, and other services, but gentrification and anti-immigrant policies make its efforts difficult.
"Yes, the numbers are going down, but don't get too excited."
Experts agree: Your health is important enough to ask for protection, and it might be part of your journey to empowerment.
Fear of retaliation from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is complicating the already-tricky business of HIV prevention in Arizona's Maricopa county, the fastest-growing county in America.
Knowing your status, and having the current information on treatment and care, is everyone's business, Toraje Heyward writes.
Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.