Living Well with HIV

Advice for readers, focusing on a wide range of topics from dating to diet to community.



Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

PrEP : The Right Choice for You?

By Family Health Centers of San Diego | Saturday Jun 14, 2014
PrEP is a good step in the right direction, but it is not the "be-all and end-all" answer to preventing the transmission of HIV. It is not perfect. But it might be a good choice for you... read on.

Molecule in Soy Sauce May Treat Drug-Resistant HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Time to order Chinese take-out! Scientists have accidentally discovered that a molecule used to enhance the flavor of common soy sauce can actually help stop HIV from spreading.

Yoga for Men

By | Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
As yoga becomes a growing trend among men isn’t time you added it to your exercise regimen?

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

By Liz Highleyman | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Key Findings on HIV from the 2014 CROI

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
HIV researchers from across the globe came together in Boston last week from March 3-6 for the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Here are some key findings.

Looking at HIV and Aging with Dr. Perry Halkitis

By Bran Luna LeFae | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
People have been living with HIV since the mid-1980s, and now many have found themselves facing the unknown challenges of aging while HIV-positive.

T Memory Cells May Be Long-Term Viral Reservoir for HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
A new study by investigators from the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard may have located HIV’s hiding place, in a small group of T cells with stem-like properties.

Staying Informed is the Key to Staying Healthy with HIV

By Lindsay King- Miller | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
The most important tool is knowledge, both about preventing HIV, and, for those infected, keeping as up-to-date as possible about new meds and methods of treatment.

To Fight HIV, Eat Smart

By Steve Weinstein | Monday Dec 23, 2013
The best way to fight HIV infection is to avoid fad diets, eat sensibly, and drink plenty of water. Tea, yogurt, dark chocolate, and wine? All more than OK!

U.S. Ignores HPV Threat

By J. Montgomery Buchanan | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
HPV may have infected up to 80% of the U.S., but rumors about the vaccine hinder widespread use, especially unfortunate if infected with HIV as well.

HIV+ & Out Requires Patience

By Rodney Rodriguez | Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Coming out about your HIV status is a process, for yourself and others. Helping them understand will help you as well.

Testing Positive

By Daniel Scheffler | Thursday Nov 21, 2013
So you’ve tested positive. Now what? The National Institutes of Health recommends that you first "Don’t panic!"

Getting Involved Helps Yourself By Helping Others

By Andrew Clark | Wednesday Nov 13, 2013
The changing face of HIV shouldn’t absolve anyone from the responsibility of rolling up their sleeves, volunteering and helping raise much-needed funds.

Pets Provide Health Benefits for People Living with HIV

By Steve Weinstein | Friday Nov 1, 2013
Pets provide companionship, they relieve stress and provide unconditional love - in both directions.