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HIV Testing 101

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.

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News Analysis

This is How New York City Is Ending Its HIV Epidemic

What can other cities learn from it? And how can the city close its final gap?

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Personal Stories

Healing Is an Important Part of an HIV Diagnosis

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.

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Features

Yes, Monogamous Couples Still Need STI Testing

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.

Dr. Charlene Flash and Steve Stellenwerf
Interviews

Houston Is Larger Than Many States. Tackling the HIV Epidemic Here Is an Even Bigger Challenge.

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.

Rosemary Lopez & Robert Steptoe of ACQC
Interviews

HIV's Biggest Hurdles in Queens, New York, Are Affordable Housing and Trump's Immigration Policies

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.

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Features

How to Conquer Your Fears and Talk About Safe Sex

Experts agree: Your health is important enough to ask for protection, and it might be part of your journey to empowerment.

Rocko Cook and Anthony
Features

Fighting a Rising HIV Epidemic Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men in Phoenix

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.

Toraje Heyward
Personal Stories

How I Contracted HIV Is None of Your Damn Business

Knowing your status, and having the current information on treatment and care, is everyone's business, Toraje Heyward writes.

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Viewpoints

This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.