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U = U: What is it and why is it important to me?

U = U: What is it and why is it important to me?

Understanding the life-saving campaign aiming to end HIV If you’re HIV-positive and want to have risk-free sex… you need to understand U=U.  Why? U=U is how you can reduce your chances of passing HIV on. It will allow you to have a relationship with someone who...

Sex when both partners are HIV+

Sex when both partners are HIV+

When to use condoms and the risk of reinfection When you begin dating someone new – you usually bond over what you have in common. For some living with HIV, having a partner who is also HIV+ can make them more comfortable in the relationship. But can sparks fly…...

The price of PrEP in Pennsylvania

The price of PrEP in Pennsylvania

State lawmaker offers hope to increase access to life-saving medications  There is a medication to reduce your chance of getting HIV through sex by about 99% yet each year, tens of thousands of Americans test HIV positive – why? The Take Control HIV community is...

I’m HIV positive – now what?

I’m HIV positive – now what?

Tips to live a long and healthy life after testing positive for HIV Being diagnosed with HIV is overwhelming but you don’t have to face your diagnosis alone. Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV and are able to live full, long...

What should women know about HIV?

What should women know about HIV?

Five questions answered by an infectious disease provider On March 10 – and all month long – there is a nationwide push to spark conversations among women and girls about HIV. As the country observes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, make sure you know...

Can you date someone with HIV? What if you both have HIV?

Can you date someone with HIV? What if you both have HIV?

Learn how to define your relationship and tools to keep the romance alive Romantic and sexual relationships between people with different or the same HIV status used to be considered off-limits because of the myths surrounding HIV-positive people.  However, times...

Relationships and HIV: Don’t dodge cupid’s arrow

Relationships and HIV: Don’t dodge cupid’s arrow

Tips for a positive dating life and how to disclose your HIV status to a partner February – the month of love. While every successful courtship is built on a foundation of love and trust, if you’re living with HIV, sharing your status with a partner or partners can be...

Are HIV And STIs The Same Thing?

Are HIV And STIs The Same Thing?

Learn more about HIV and STIs. You’ve heard over and over: It’s important to practice safe sex. Some may think safe sex means sex won’t feel good, but that’s not the case. Using condoms or dental dams won’t ruin a good time – in fact, they make it better by allowing...

Will Health Insurance Cover HIV Testing/Treatment?

Will Health Insurance Cover HIV Testing/Treatment?

Everything you need to know about accessing HIV care services. Whether you’re getting tested for HIV to know your status or ready to start HIV treatment, both are important steps to take in your health care routine. Doing so will help you take control of your life,...