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Enjoying the holidays while living with hiv

Enjoying the Holidays While Living With HIV

Enjoying the Holidays While Living With HIV

Living with HIV may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although HIV may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends and family during the...
Posted 10/24/2019
Dental problems and hiv

Dental Problems and HIV

Dental Problems and HIV

If you’ve experienced more dental health problems since contracting HIV, you’re not alone. HIV can increase your risk for oral health problems like dry mouth, gum disease (gingivitis), tooth loss from severe gum infection (periodontitis), and...
Posted 10/10/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With HIV. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With HIV. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have HIV, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain swollen lymph nodes, fever, or mouth sores. No matter what you’re feeling, you’re...
Posted 10/02/2019
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HIV Is a New Way of Life

HIV Is a New Way of Life

When I think about what HIV means to me, I think “HIV means a new way of life.” Every day I must take medication to stay as healthy as possible. I never thought much about my health before being diagnosed, but HIV changed that. HIV used to mean...
Posted 09/17/2019
Relaxing and managing stress with hiv

Relaxing and Managing Stress with HIV

Relaxing and Managing Stress with HIV

If you’re living with HIV, you may carry the stress of a new diagnosis, test results, side effects from drug treatments, financial difficulties, caregiving, concerns about the future, and other worries. Members of myHIVteam are keenly aware of...
Posted 09/16/2019
How good boundaries make life with hiv easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With HIV Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With HIV Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like HIV. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect your...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Four Books About HIV You Should Read

Four Books About HIV You Should Read

Thousands of members of myHIVteam connect with one another and read each other's stories to gain perspective and validation about living with HIV. Another way to discover how to live better with HIV is through books written by people who are also...
Posted 09/10/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with HIV can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you were diagnosed as being HIV-positive. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Member Spotlight: There Is Life With HIV, and I Am Proof

Member Spotlight: There Is Life With HIV, and I Am Proof

What do I know now that I wish I would have known when I was diagnosed?That you can have a life living with HIV. When I was diagnosed in December 2003 I had already given up on life. I wanted to die but was always afraid of suicide. All my life I...
Posted 07/25/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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