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When what needs to be healed is your head

When what needs to be healed is your head

, by Cirrus Wood

Contributor Cirrus Wood tells BETA about his choice to start therapy and the hang-ups he confronted to put his mental health first. Read More

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

, by Emily Land

Overall, PrEP users feel liberated by the freedom of knowing they are protected from HIV. But, a recent study reveals that some men who take PrEP experience stigma related to their PrEP use and the assumptions it elicits about their sexuality. Read More

15% of people living with HIV in U.S. don’t know their status, new study estimates

15% of people living with HIV in U.S. don’t know their status, new study estimates

, by Emily Land

The percentage of people living with HIV in the U.S. who are undiagnosed is going down—although disparities by state and region of the country remain. Read More

Dog ownership may protect against depression among people with HIV, study finds

Dog ownership may protect against depression among people with HIV, study finds

, by Emily Land

Four-legged friends may aid in emotional and social support, and improve mental health outcomes for people with HIV. Read More

“PrEP Rallies” bring in young Black men to HIV and PrEP services

“PrEP Rallies” bring in young Black men to HIV and PrEP services

, by Emily Land

These popular events combine innovative programming (like twerk battles and drag shows!) with opportunities to access critical health resources. Read More