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The Importance of HIV Testing

The Importance of HIV Testing

Many people cringe at the thought of HIV testing, but only way to tell if you have HIV is to get tested for it. There are so many benefits of getting tested! Some benefits include: Early detection reduces morbidityKnowledge helps prevent others from becoming...
5 Ways to Practice Self-Care This February

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care This February

February can be a dreary month. In most places there is bad weather. For some, Valentine’s Day is a bright point mid-month and for others it can be the darkest of the 28 days. No matter which end of the Valentines Day spectrum you fall on, and even now that the...
The Dangers of Smoking with HIV

The Dangers of Smoking with HIV

In today’s society, those living with HIV can live just as long as those who don’t have HIV. This can sometimes make it easy to forget the risks the disease poses. If you have always been a smoker, lighting up a cigarette might  seem like no big deal, but the...
Outside the Margins:  HIV and Mental Health in America

Outside the Margins: HIV and Mental Health in America

A Discriminatory Act The Department of Health and Human Services is considering defining sex as a binary choice between male and female, fixed and immovably set by a person’s birth. Setting aside the 0.05% of the population that are born intersex and are thus...
How Far We’ve Come: PrEP and U=U

How Far We’ve Come: PrEP and U=U

Climbing Mountains: Thirty Years Later It is 1988, HIV positive individuals are battling a chronic and fatal disease while combating stigmatization and apathetic governmental support. On December 1st, the first World AIDS Day births a sustained and synchronized effort...
How to Decrease Your Risk of Contracting HIV

How to Decrease Your Risk of Contracting HIV

HIV has been in the news for decades. It is one of the most misunderstood diseases due to the spread of misinformation on the topic. Let’s examine how HIV is transmitted and discuss what you can do to reduce your risk. HIV transmission happens only via certain body...
AIDS Resource Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

AIDS Resource Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

It is an exciting time for us here at AIDS Resource. This year we are celebrating our 30th anniversary and thought this would be the perfect time to take a look back to see how the agency has evolved. In 1988, AIDS moved to the forefront of the nation’s attention....