Living Positively: Your Roadmap to Living Well with HIV
Testing positive for HIV can be a life-changing experience. You may feel nervous, confused, scared or angry. Right now, the important thing for you to focus on is that you are not alone, and that you will be connected to people who will make sure you’ve got the resources, information and support you need to continue to live a healthy life.
Living Positively is your guide to living with HIV. The guide has info about next steps after an HIV diagnosis, how to take care of yourself immediately and in the coming months and years, info about HIV treatments, the types of HIV lab tests with explanations about what results mean, how to talk about HIV with sex partners, and more.
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The Doctor Is In
Free event series sharing the latest information and research about living with HIV.
A weekend-long seminar for anyone dealing with HIV, whether newly diagnosed or addressing HIV in a new way.
The Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network
Social support group with dinners & events for gay, bi and trans men over age 50 regardless of HIV status.
Black Health Center of Excellence
Linking African Americans living with HIV to care, groups, medical case management and more.
CCHAMP Center of Excellence
Case management for people living with HIV receiving care at Ward 86.
We’re providing information about changes to our programs and services during COVID-19, how to prevent the spread of the virus.
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The current systems of this country are killing Black people. Instead of blaming Black people or relying on racist tropes, it’s time to fix systems to ensure health equity for all people, writes Preston Vargas.
Structural inequities–not personal choice–to blame for higher rates of COVID-19 in Black communities
It’s a disturbing reality that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color. Julie Lifshay offers a sage explanation that focuses on societal inequity as the root cause.
Creating connectedness even as we practice social distancing
Our community engagement staff are finding innovative ways to connect with friends, family and SFAF group members during these challenging times.
For people with HIV, cannabis use linked to lower rates of cognitive impairment
In a study with nearly 1,000 adults, cognitive functions such as verbal fluency, memory, attention and motor skills were significantly less likely to show signs of impairment in people living with HIV who used cannabis.
Ready for gender-affirming surgery? Don’t leap before loving yourself.
Brandyn asserts that there’s no one right “path” for trans people to follow in gender-affirming care, and that self-awareness is the first step in making deliberate, informed choices about your care.
Here’s why you test positive for HIV if you’re undetectable
If you’re undetectable, you will still test positive for HIV. This is expected, and doesn’t mean that your treatment is not working.