Whether the idea of getting tested for HIV frightens you, feels like a compulsion, or is simply something you’re curious about, remember that you have control over when and where you get tested.
Despite the interruptions in testing and treatment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic elsewhere, Julio Montaner, M.D., and colleagues in British Columbia have nearly eliminated HIV there.
Cedric Bien-Gund, M.D., explains how at-home HIV self-testing, while improving options for gay and bisexual men, also makes it more likely they’ll be connected to care and preventative services.
If you are a Black woman, and your doctor doesn’t mention incorporating HIV prevention into your care, these questions may help guide the conversation.
The Washington, D.C. initiative One Tent Health is making inroads in HIV testing and prevention in highly neglected areas of the country’s capital.
Echoing nationwide reports, they cite more overdose deaths and dirty-needle use—and say that the governor could reverse much of the crisis with a stroke of the pen.
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.
Washington, D.C. area community organizations and clinics have moved a lot of prevention efforts online, but much is missing without in-person contact.
Through their online alter egos, two staffers at the HIV/LGBTQ health nonprofit Equitas share basics on HIV and STI prevention, plus how to advocate for yourself in the medical world as a person from a marginalized community.
Agencies are increasing access to at-home testing, but it’s not enough to make up for the cutbacks to in-person testing services.
George Burgess was a tireless HIV activist who recently died. In this roundtable discussion, his family, colleagues, and loved ones look back at his life.