Living With HIV – Not Dying of AIDS


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Let's Talk about AIDS... ...with an HIV positive man and the person he has sex with. We talk about a lot of difficult subjects on this show. In fact, we even claim to be your resource for the conversations you're afraid to have. I have a confession, right of the bat: I am afraid to have this conversation. Well, technically I've already had the conversation, and it went really well. HIV/AIDS is worst case scenario for most people. It was for our guest on this show, and then he learned how to manage the disease. He's overcome plenty of challenges, since being diagnosed over 20 years ago, but he's alive and well. He's happily married too. It was a pleasure listening to his story and to hear from his optimistic and very supportive partner, as well. Here, Have Some Statistics The folks at Family Affairs are sex and relationship experts. These guys at are HIV AIDS experts and they have the info we don't. Here's what they say: More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. An estimated 37,600 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2014. From 2008 to 2014, the estimated number of annual HIV infections in the U.S. declined 18%. Gay and bisexual men, particularly young African American gay and bisexual men, are most affected. Southern states bear the greatest burden of HIV, accounting for 50% of new infections in 2014. In the jurisdictions where they could be estimateda, annual infections in all states decreased or remained stable from 2008-2014. (These are just a few points from their VERY thorough website. We recommend you check it out here) Looking for more? If you want to read more on HIV/AIDS, we recommend AIDS Info

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