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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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Member Spotlight: What HIV Means To Me

Member Spotlight: What HIV Means To Me

What does HIV mean to me? I don't know where to start. This is my first time in 32 years to share something like this. My daughters were born in San Francisco in 1983 and 1985. My husband was working in San Francisco as a baker, making beautiful...
Posted 07/09/2019
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How an AIDS-related Form of Cancer Changed My World Forever

How an AIDS-related Form of Cancer Changed My World Forever

Being raised Catholic and educated in all-boys religious schools, I was conflicted between who I am and who I was expected to be. Unfortunately, the choice was taken from me at age 16. My best friend came down with what we thought was a cold. It...
Posted 07/02/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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What Magic Johnson's HIV Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Magic Johnson's HIV Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Magic Johnson, the basketball superstar for the Los Angeles Lakers, revealed he had HIV in 1991, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the HIV community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen for us when a public figure opens up...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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