Sticking with Your HIV Medications

Sticking with Your HIV Medications

What do the medications do anyway? HIV medications can help you control your HIV by Lowering your viral load Raising your T-cell count – improving your immune system Your goal is to have your HIV medications work as much as they can, for as long as they can. HIV...
Building Emotional Resilience

Building Emotional Resilience

Having HIV can be an overwhelming experience. You may feel frightened, angry, and anxious. You may feel stressed as you adjust to medication regimens or worried about the future as you figure out how to cope with the challenges of HIV. These feelings as all normal....
4 Ways To Eat Healthy with HIV

4 Ways To Eat Healthy with HIV

For people with HIV, eating nutritious foods and maintaining a healthy weight are important for overall well-being. However, HIV symptoms sometimes interfere with healthy eating. Follow these tips to eat right with HIV. Be smart about food safety. Everyone should...
Growing Older with HIV

Growing Older with HIV

More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are 55 years or older! Thanks to better medications, people who are diagnosed, take their medication, and have a suppressed viral load can live long and healthy lives. That’s great news! It is important to...
The Importance of Social Support

The Importance of Social Support

The term “social support” often appears in discussions of relationships. Social support means having friends and other people, including family, to turn to in times of need or crisis to give you a broader focus and positive self-image. Social support...
Check Your HIV Health Literacy

Check Your HIV Health Literacy

Health literacy is being able to: Find good health information Understand it Make smart decisions about your health Why is health literacy important? Only 12 percent of adults in the United States are health literate. People with low health literacy are more likely to...