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  • How One Man Was Wrongly Blamed for Bringing AIDS to America ?

    How One Man Was Wrongly Blamed for Bringing AIDS to America ?

      In the early 1980s, a mysterious new disease called AIDS started appearing in the United States. Suddenly and simultaneously, people in several major cities—gay men in particular—started developing immune problems, opportunistic infections, and skin cancers. Starting in California, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) interviewed several patients, and eventually constructed a network […]

  • Inspiring HIV and AIDS Tattoos

    Inspiring HIV and AIDS Tattoos

    HIV Tattoos Tattoos are a great way to express yourself and pay homage to what’s important to you. We asked you to share your HIV/AIDS-inspired tattoos and the stories behind them. The designs may be different, but the message is clear: You are not alone. If you’d like to share the story behind your HIV/AIDS […]

  • The Best HIV/AIDS Apps of 2016

    The Best HIV/AIDS Apps of 2016

    We’ve selected these apps based on their usability, user reviews, frequent updates, and overall impact in offering support and information to people affected by HIV. If you’d like to suggest an app for this list, email us at There is a lot of information and terminology you have to learn and keep track of […]

  • The 18 Best HIV and STD Blogs of 2016

    The 18 Best HIV and STD Blogs of 2016

    We’ve carefully selected these blogs because their writers are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at! Living with a serious disease can be difficult. Those difficulties are made worse when […]

  • Find Clinical Trials for HIV Treatments

    Find Clinical Trials for HIV Treatments

    Get connected to new HIV treatments and clinical trials. Clinical trials are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. All new medications and treatment devices must be thoroughly tested before they can be approved for wide use by the FDA. This service is provided by Antidote, a trusted partner of Healthline.  

  • HIV Rash: Symptoms and Treatments

    HIV Rash: Symptoms and Treatments

    An early symptom A rash is a symptom of HIV that usually occurs within the first two months after becoming infected with the virus. Like other initial symptoms of HIV, it’s easy to mistake this rash for a symptom of another viral infection. Therefore, it’s important to learn how to identify this rash and how […]

  • HIV, Medication, and Kidney Disease

    HIV, Medication, and Kidney Disease

    Introduction Antiretroviral therapy, or ART, is helping people with HIV live longer and better than ever before. However, if you have HIV, you’re still at a higher risk of other medical problems, including kidney disease. Kidney disease can be a result of HIV infection or the drugs used to treat it. It’s treatable in many […]

  • Understanding Structured Treatment Interruptions

    Understanding Structured Treatment Interruptions

    Read Video Transcript » 5 Things You Didn’t Know About HIV Treatment Side Effects If you or a loved one has HIV, you probably already know that treatment is important for overall health. But, like all treatments, there’s the risk of side effects. Here are five things you may not have known about HIV treatment […]

  • HIV/AIDS Alternative Treatments

    HIV/AIDS Alternative Treatments

    Alternative Treatments for HIV/AIDS Many people with HIV and AIDS use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in combination with traditional medical treatments to improve their health and wellbeing. There is some evidence that CAM treatments can relieve some symptoms of HIV. However, there is no evidence that these treatments can treat or cure HIV. Just […]

  • HIV: Guide to Protease Inhibitors

    HIV: Guide to Protease Inhibitors

    Antiretrovirals for HIV The outlook for HIV has improved dramatically over the years. This is in large part thanks to new drugs that block the virus from infecting cells and copying itself inside your body. These drugs are called antiretrovirals because they work against retroviruses like HIV. To copy itself, HIV uses RNA as its […]

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