Living with HIV in the 21st century is different than it was in the 1980’s for many reasons. In addition to better treatment options, we now have a wealth of information about living with HIV available on the internet.
But, where do you begin? Here are the best sites and blogs out there that provide insight and knowledge on living with HIV.
The Body is a great resource for the latest HIV research, news, and tips for living a healthy life. The Body has a staff of HIV experts who write thoughtful, informative pieces on what it means to live with HIV and how to cope effectively. They have a great Q&A section!
POZ is a magazine devoted to delivering informative and relevant content to people living with HIV. On the site, you can build community on their forums and get the latest information regarding developments in HIV treatment. POZ also has an inspiring selection of real stories from real people living with HIV, detailing everything from HIV-related stigma to discovering your status for the first time.
There is no better resource for up-to-date statistics, prevention advice, and medical resource than the CDC. This website is updated often and is a resource for anyone recommending HIV care, prevention, or education.
After he was diagnosed in 2012, Josh Robbins started a blog and it took off. For his readers, he described the moment he learned his HIV+ status, he tracked his experience with medication, and created an open dialogue about what it means to live with HIV in this day and age. His blog is a great place to locate online support networks for people living with HIV, in addition to having great links to HIV+ media stories. Go here to look at some awesome HIV activism!
Marksking.com (My Fabulous Disease)
My Fabulous Disease is a light-hearted and inspiring blog about navigating the complexities of life while living with HIV. Mark S. King offers humorous and sentimental reflections on his experience being a gay man and a recovering addict. The videos are great!
The first place many people go when seeking basic information on HIV and where to get tested. AIDS.gov also has the most up-to-date information concerning government healthcare and HIV.
Learn More and Get Tested!
The best way to learn more about HIV is to know your own status. Get tested in Albuquerque at UNM Truman Health Services for FREE. You will know your status in less than 30 minutes. Your results are 100% confidential and no appointment is necessary.