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Activist Robert Suttle Speaks Up About HIV Decriminalization

In honor of HIV Is Not a Crime Awareness Day, the social justice activist reflects on how being arrested for "HIV exposure" led him to becoming a beacon for change.

This New Orleans Law Student Finds Compassion For Himself

I AM THE FIRST: This New Orleans Law Student and HIV Activist finds compassion for himself through his HIV journey.

This College Kid is Using His HIV Status to Shape a Better World

The first in his family to come out LGBTQ, Ariel Sabillon is turning his pain into purpose by helping to eradicate HIV stigma at a local level. 

Dr. Andrew Spieldenner is Showing the Next Generation HIV Positivity

I AM THE FIRST: From drug user to doctor, this HIV activist is welcome in the halls of power now. 

There’s No Shame in This Poz Professor’s Game

This college prof living with HIV is 100 percent real, even at the White House.

Hernando Umana on Finding Faith in HIs HIV Journey

I AM THE FIRST: This actor turn entrepreneur went viral by sharing his truth.

The World's Top Leatherman is Living With HIV

Jack Thompson is the trifecta, too: queer, trans, and biracial.

A Poz Broadway Star Opens Up About Losing His Religion

Breaking away from his conservative upbringing helped Hernando Umana find himself — and become a star on stage. 

Switching Class Inhibitors Might Save Your Life

A simple move from one class of inhibitor to another could decrease your risk of developing life-threatening diseases.

10 Reasons You Should Switch Medications

Why change the HIV drugs you’re taking? Turns out, it could have long-term benefits. 

Why Houstonians Are Voting For This Poz Leader in November

Ashton P. Woods may lead Houston into the next decade as the first HIV-positive person of color elected to city council. 

An HIV Drug May Help People Recover Faster From Strokes.

Studies are showing that this drug could hit two birds with one stone. 

Get To Know The Newest HIV Meds On the Block

These medications, FDA-approved in the past year, offer new ways to manage HIV.

The HIV Drug Classes Explained

Drug classes combat HIV in different ways, but many poz people don't know why or how. 

Daniel Driffin Wants You to Thrive, Not Just Survive

This Atlanta-based activist is helping hundreds of same-gender loving men learn to thrive in their lives.

Broadway Actor Comes Out HIV-Positive For A Greater Purpose

Dimitri Moise is joining the fight against HIV in the black community, proving that being poz doesn’t have to derail your dreams.

No Longer Billy The Kid

This youth ambassador is growing up, and racking up firsts as an HIV activist.


Gus Kenworthy Pledges To Raise $1 Million for AIDS/LifeCycle

This will be the largest amount raised by an individual rider in the history of the event.

Mother's Day In the Age of HIV

How she kept love going, even after learning the hard way (while she was pregnant) that her boyfriend was HIV-positive.

From Homeless to Hero for HIV-Positive Youth

Kahlib Barton went from homelessness to addressing Congress, and he’s not done supporting HIV-positive youth.