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HIV 101

The Talk: A Beginner’s Guide on Finding Care and Treatment

People living with HIV bravely share their stories on finding care and treatment in Plus’ forthcoming video series, The Talk.

HIV 101: Can I Transmit HIV Through Oral Sex?

There's a lot of misconceptions around the risks of oral sex. Here's what you need to know

HIV 101: Does Being HIV-positive Mean I Also Have AIDS?

No, but that's one of the most frequent assumptions people make.

HIV 101: Do I Need to Tell My Dentist I’m HIV-Positive?

Yes, it's hard to disclose, even to our doctors.


HIV 101: How Do I Tell My Kids I Have HIV?

Everyone has questions when they find out they are positive. In this series of posts, here are several of the most common, plus straightforward answers to help you navigate this new life of yours.

HIV 101: What Is a Serodiscordant Couple?

Some call them mixed, magnetic, or serodiscordant, but it means the same thing.


HIV 101: Will Being HIV-Positive Affect My Ability to Have Surgery?

When you're HIV-positive you may worry about having surgery — but do you need to be concerned?

HIV 101: He's Positive, I'm Not — How Do We Deal?

When you're HIV-positive and your partner is not, you worry about giving them the virus; but there's good news.

HIV 101: Is It Possible I Got a False Positive on My HIV Test?

It's the first question many people ask.

HIV 101: Who Is At Higher Risk of HIV Infection?

Who are most at risk of becoming HIV-positive?

#AskTheHIVDoc Season 3, Ep 19: Can I Take a Break?

Dr. Leandro explains why you should always talk to your doctor before taking a break or stopping your HIV meds.

HIV 101: Can I Still Have Kids If I’m HIV-Positive?

One of the most common questions from those who learn they are HIV-positive is whether they can still have kids. Here's what you need to know. 

HIV 101: What Will Change Now That I’m HIV-Positive?

The answer depends on how you already live your life.

HIV 101: How is HIV Transmitted?

Don't be afraid to ask this, as most people are unclear about it.


Can I Get HIV If I’m a Top?

Is it safer or is that a myth?

#AskTheHIVDoc Season 3, Ep 16: Disclosure 101

Dr. David talks you through sharing your status.

#AskTheHIVDoc Season 3, Ep 15: Can I Still Have Sex?

Dr. Leandro talks safer sex for people living with HIV

Dear Police: Once and For All, Saliva Does Not Transmit HIV

Another HIV-positive person is charged with attempted murder for biting a police officer during a struggle.