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What HIV stigma feels like. And, what it it’s like to be free.

What HIV stigma feels like. And, what it it’s like to be free.

, by Emily Newman

It took years for Esther Kim to come to terms with her HIV status. Now, she’s no longer letting fear dictate how she lives her life. Read More

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

, by Emily Newman

“When people get organ transplants, they’re happy to be alive. At the same time, we grieve the loss of life that allowed us to live longer,” said Michael Hampton, an organ donor recipient. Read More

Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

, by Emily Newman

Find out what changes HIV can cause in the brain, the effects on memory and thinking you should look out for and what to do if you notice any changes. Read More

Teen PrEP program ramps up in San Francisco

Teen PrEP program ramps up in San Francisco

, by Emily Newman

About 90 young people have already accessed PrEP through this innovative program by the Department of Public Health. Read More

Don’t wait, get vaccinated! Meningitis vaccine recommend for people living with HIV, gay men

Don’t wait, get vaccinated! Meningitis vaccine recommend for people living with HIV, gay men

, by Chris Hall, MD

Men who have sex with men may be at a higher risk of getting meningitis—which can be deadly. Public health officials recommend all people living with HIV and gay men in certain locales get vaccinated. Read More