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Ask the Expert: HIV and Aging

Ask the Expert: HIV and Aging

Watch as Jessica Zajesky, RN and Ashley Smith, a peer educator and advocate discuss important topics related to HIV, aging, stigma, treatment and other aspects of HIV

Maria Mejia

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

My diagnosis pulled me off the streets and gave me purpose

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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

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

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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Why Addressing Racism Against Black Women in Health Care Is Key to Ending the US HIV Epidemic

When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black

LGBT female couple kiss in medical face masks, one wears rainbow bracelet

Why Covid-19 Must Be Included in Safer Sex Messaging on College Campuses

With Covid-19 with us for the foreseeable future, it has become increasingly clear that educators need to develop a new definition of safer sex

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