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Maria Mejia

I Don’t Regret Getting HIV Because It Saved My Life

My diagnosis pulled me off the streets and gave me purpose

2017 (Photo/Alina Oswald)

I Believe I’m Aging Faster Because I Have HIV

We don’t really know how HIV impacts aging, since surviving it was nearly impossible a generation ago

Scientist hold blood samples tube for Sexually Transmitted Disease. Syphilis, HBV, HIV, HCV

Why Did Sexually Transmitted Infections Go up During the Pandemic — and What Can We Do About It?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing at an alarming rate, but testing and treatment can help

Happy women

Envejecer con VIH

Los mismos problemas que nos afectan a todos mientras envejecemos pueden ser especialmente difíciles para mujeres con VIH

Why Isn’t HIV Care Reaching Those Who Need It Most?

¿Por qué los servicios médicos para el VIH no están llegando a las personas que más los necesitan?

El acceso a la atención médica puede marcar la diferencia entre la vida y la muerte para mujeres de raza negra con riesgo de VIH

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Why Isn’t HIV Care Reaching Those Who Need It Most?

Access to healthcare can be the difference between life and death for Black women at risk for HIV

LaDeia Joyce

Keeping My HIV Diagnosis a Secret for a Year Taught Me a Lot About People’s Stereotypes

Managing your health with HIV is hard enough, but facing the stigma of HIV makes it even harder

Sexually transmitted infection - laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample

You Can Test Yourself for an STI at Home — but Should You?

At-home STI testing is on the rise, but it’s not a replacement for an in-person exam

Stephanie Brooks-Wiggins

From Shame to Advocacy: My Decades-Long Journey Living — and Thriving — With HIV

My diagnosis in 1986 cost me my job — but gave me purpose, strength and community

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Growing Older With HIV

The same health problems that affect all of us as we age can be especially challenging for women with HIV

Open bottle of prescription PrEP Pills for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to help protect people from HIV

HIV Preventive Care Is Supposed to Be Free in the US. So, Why Are Some Patients Still Paying?

Even as medication costs have decreased, lab tests and other services are still being billed. Many patients are unaware they don’t have to pay.

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How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat Cancers, HIV, Autoimmune Disorders and Genetic Diseases

The idea of using genetic material to produce an immune response has opened up a world of research and potential medical uses far out of reach of traditional vaccines

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