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How to eat well if you have HIV

How to eat well if you have HIV

Tips to Maintain a healthy diet when living with HIV Good nutrition is key to an overall healthy life – this is specifically true for those who are HIV+.  HIV affects your body’s ability to process nutrients naturally found in food, leading to health problems...

Understanding your HIV results

Understanding your HIV results

What if my HIV test comes out positive? Knowing your status – whether HIV positive or negative – is the first step towards a longer and healthier life.  You may wonder, “do I need to get tested?” The answer is yes. The Centers for Disease Control and...

The connection between HIV and Pride

The connection between HIV and Pride

Celebrating how far both communities have come while fighting to educate and advocate for equality and access. In June, we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Ally, and anyone who is not included) community with Pride Month....

Celebrate National HIV Testing Day by seeing your doctor

Celebrate National HIV Testing Day by seeing your doctor

Start the conversation and take control of your health It can be uncomfortable to talk about what happens in the bedroom (especially with your doctor) but it’s crucial to do so if you’re sexually active.  If you were waiting for a sign to make an appointment,...

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...