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Health Tip: Is Therapy Right for You?

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Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Are you going through a time of grief or loss? Do you feel stressed out or angry? Are you affected by challenging life event with your family or in your relationships? Are you struggling with alcohol, drugs, or another form of addiction? Have you recently been diagnosed with HIV […]

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Health Tips: Choosing a Primary Care Physician

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You want to find a doctor who… Is knowledgeable about your specific health issues (e.g., HIV and AIDs) Treats you with respect and listens to your opinions/concerns Encourages you to ask questions, explains things thoroughly and in way you can understand Will refer you to a specialist or encourage you to get a second opinion […]

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Health Tips: ART Adherence While Traveling

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Maybe one of your New Years Resolutions was to travel more. But if you’re taking ART medication, it is important to think ahead when you travel to prevent missing medication doses or feeling stressed. You can do this by… Counting out your HIV meds, take a two-day backup supply with you in case of travel […]

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U = U: What Does It Mean?

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U=U is shorthand for “Undetectable = untransmittable”. This means that if you have been taking ART (the combined medications for HIV-positive individuals) as prescribed and you have an undetectable viral load, you have very little to no risk of transmitting the virus to a sexual partner. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention affirmed this statement […]

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PERSPECTIVE: HIV & Aging

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By Robert, LINX Staff and Collaborator  It’s interesting to be 42 years old and living with HIV. I have had HIV now for 12 years. In February 2007, when I first seroconverted, I thought it was the end-game. I was also a heavy crystal meth user at the time and having lots of unprotected sex. […]

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Skincare for Men of Color

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How do you take care of your skin? Read some simple tips from Cassius Life to help you get your face together here. If you’re specifically looking for skincare for men of color, Ceylon Skincare is “scientifically formulated .. to help improve our overall skin quality while keeping it healthy and nourished. No whitening, no bleaching.” […]