The outlook for people living with HIV has improved dramatically over the last 20 years. An HIV-positive diagnosis is no longer as hopeless as it once was. Many who have HIV are able to live fuller, longer, healthier lives. However, myths still persist about the virus.
Healthline’s best blog winners are a much-needed resource for those living with HIV. These blogs address complicated issues with sensitivity, compassion, and candor.
Featuring first-person perspectives from the HIV and AIDS community, TheBody is an impressive network of bloggers who contribute to HIV topics tailored for specific audiences. Examples include HIV and AIDS resources for African Americans, information for those newly diagnosed, aging with HIV, and HIV stigma and discrimination. TheBody also offers its content in Spanish.
POZ is a lifestyle, treatment, and advocacy magazine. It aims to inform, inspire, and empower its readership. Its blog covers everything from the latest in cutting-edge health news to deeply personal stories from people living with the virus. Additionally, its forums offer an around-the-clock discussion area for people with questions about HIV.
This is a go-to for anyone interested in federal HIV policies, programs, and resources in the United States. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, HIV.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government HIV and AIDS information. The blog helps readers stay current with news and updates that focus on ending HIV, prevention, and building awareness.
When Josh Robbins started his award-winning blog shortly after getting his HIV diagnosis in 2012, he dedicated himself to spreading hope through his experiences. Equal parts personal narrative and exclusive HIV news, I’m Still Josh is a refreshingly effervescent take on difficult topics.
My Fabulous Disease is home to the writing and video work of Mark S. King, an award-winning author, blogger, and advocate. Along with inspirational storytelling, the blog features debate on sexual politics, insights on prevention and policy, and personal videos from King’s life.
Women and girls living with HIV will find community and valuable insights here. The goals of A Girl Like Me, a program of The Well Project, are to help normalize HIV and create a safe space for women living with HIV to speak out and share their experiences. Bloggers from around the world come together to support one another and touch on tough issues they face in their daily lives.
BETA Blog offers an array of content for those with an interest in science-driven developments and community-born interventions. The blog focuses on new developments in HIV prevention and strategies for living well with the virus. Backed by a team of researchers, clinicians, and community advocates, BETA’s mission is all about health literacy. Learn tools to help you ask smarter questions, understand meaningful developments in HIV research, and get the most from your medical care here.
People looking for an honest and in-depth worldview on HIV and AIDS will find plenty to browse through here. NAM believes independent, clear, and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Their blog is an extension of their pledge to share knowledge and save lives. NAM’s content ranges from the latest on science and research to drug fact sheets.
AIDS United aims to serve disproportionately affected populations, including men who have sex with men, communities of color, women, people living in the Deep South, and those living with HIV or AIDS. Their mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Their blog works toward that goal by highlighting recent research, shining a spotlight on advocates and allies in the community, and sharing commentary from guest bloggers.
Plus is a leading provider of HIV-related health information serving consumers, AIDS service organizations, policymakers, and healthcare professionals. The magazine addresses the mental and physical health conditions that affect people living with HIV. It covers topics that include stigma, treatment, and activism.
As Canada’s official knowledge broker for HIV and hepatitis C, CATIE’s mandate is to provide both treatment and prevention information on HIV and hepatitis C to frontline service providers across Canada. The site provides up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased information on prevention, treatment, and healthy living.
The goal of NASTAD is to end HIV and related conditions by strengthening public policy surrounding the virus, both domestically and internationally. They’re a nonprofit organization that represents public health officials who run HIV and hepatitis programs in the United States. Visitors to the blog will find information relating to the latest policy and research updates.
The blog is the platform for the Black AIDS Institute, which for two decades has worked to end the Black AIDS epidemic. It partners with clinics and health organizations to provide quality HIV services to Black people. The Black AIDS Institute offers a virtual speaker series, as well as resources and links to services for Black men and women who are living with AIDS. They offer a free download of their report “We the People, a Black Plan to End HIV in America.”
This is the literary blog partner of the Counter Narrative Project, a community of Black gay men committed to solidarity with movements committed to social and racial justice. The Reckoning publishes unique, thought-provoking articles on culture and politics concerning HIV and beyond. It welcomes pitches for personal and critical essays. You’ll find articles here about all issues concerning HIV, but the content goes beyond just HIV. It also includes posts on varied topics of interest to Black gay men and their allies, including music, entertainment, the aging process, police relations, housing, and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This blog about healthcare for Black women has a lot of information about HIV. You’ll find articles about staying healthy, getting tested, dealing with an HIV-positive diagnosis, and finding the right treatment. You can also read about how to offer support to loved ones living with HIV. You can learn the statistics about Black women living with HIV and AIDS, and the disparities of those numbers among various communities. You can also get advice for dealing with potentially awkward situations, like asking your partner to get tested or telling your family you’re HIV-positive.
This site provides health and wellness resources for the Black community and has a large HIV and AIDS category in its health conditions section. You’ll read about how to come to terms with an HIV-positive diagnosis and how to find the right medication, build a support network, and handle the depression that can seem to overwhelm you. You’ll also find the bright side of HIV — yes, there is one! You’ll read posts about how to date again, enjoy time with your family, and have children. Hope shines bright in these posts, and you’ll discover how HIV is now manageable with medication.
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