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Live A Healthy Life with HIV

Live A Healthy Life with HIV #SurviveAndThrive Video Series kicks off with HIV+ Body Builder Sharing His Powerful Story  “I want to give other people permission to go about living their life.” AHF ambassador Raif Derrazi is an award-winning pro bodybuilder who is living with HIV. In the 1st video of a new @aidshealthcare series, Raif proves you can #SurviveAndThrive with HIV. Doctors say the HIV life expectancy …

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone HIV.

5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone HIV. 1. Do you know who gave you HIV? Your initial response to someone sharing that they’re HIV positive can have a huge impact. Asking who or how someone contracted any sexually transmitted disease isn’t helpful. Doing so, can be perceived as an attempt to shame someone for their lifestyle, behavior(s), sexual partner(s), …

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The 5W’s of HIV

The 5W’s of HIV Who Should Get Tested? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Approximately 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV today. According to the CDC, 1 in 7 people in the United States who have HIV don’t know that they carry the virus. It is recommended that people between the ages of 13 and …

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What is PrEP? 

What is PrEP?  Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a method for people who are HIV negative to prevent and reduce the risk of HIV infection by taking one pill a day. The pill consists of two medicines tenofovir and emtricitabine. Studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV when used as prescribed. Who is PrEP for? …

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The Safe Sex Talk

The Safe Sex Talk If you’re reading this you may be wondering when is the right time to talk to your partner about safe sex. The best time to have this conversation would be before you have sex but if that isn’t you, KEEP READING because there are still some questions you need to ask. The CDC recommends that any …