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HIV Testing: What You Need to Know

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.

By Roger Pebody and Myles Helfand

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Dr. Julio Montaner, head of the BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
News

How One Canadian Province Hit Its Lowest Rate of HIV Transmission Ever

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.

By Ray Mwareya
autotest VIH (HIV self-test), available in Europe
Interviews

HIV Self-Testing Improves Care Among Queer Men

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.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black woman talking to doctor
Viewpoints

Doctor Silent About HIV and PrEP? Here’s How Black Women Can Self-Advocate

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.

By Dali Adekunle
Onsite Fall 2020 Halloween 2
News

The One-Stop Shop Where Testing for COVID and HIV, PrEP, and Voter Registration Meet

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.

By Emmett Patterson
VOCAL-NY advocates
Features

New York Advocates Say Cuomo Is Allowing a Drug Use Disaster to Happen During COVID

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.

By Tim Murphy
therapist with patient
Features

Therapy Is Essential for Anyone Who Has Been Newly Diagnosed With HIV

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.

By Juan Michael Porter II
telehealth
Features

Getting PrEP to Those Who Need It During COVID-19 Has Presented New Challenges

Washington, D.C. area community organizations and clinics have moved a lot of prevention efforts online, but much is missing without in-person contact.

By Chase Alston
Shay and TK
Interviews

Look Out, Ohio: Shay and TK Are Here to Teach You About HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health

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.

By Tim Murphy
HIV test kit
News

COVID-19 Has Thrown a Wrench in Location-Based HIV Testing

Agencies are increasing access to at-home testing, but it’s not enough to make up for the cutbacks to in-person testing services.

Craig Washington and George Burgess at Sisterlove event
Interviews

Celebrating the Life of HIV Activist George Burgess, Who Was ‘Always in Divine Service’

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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.