16 Best STD & HIV Blogs of 2012
Learn about self-care, prevention, treatment, and health promotion from these fabulous STD & HIV blogs.
16 Best STD & HIV Blogs of 2012
STDs are increasingly common around the world. Although many can be resolved with common antibiotics, others – like Herpes and HIV/AIDS – are incurable. Learn about self-care, prevention, treatment, and health promotion from these fabulous blogs.
This year’s winners run the gamut, from advocacy organizations to personal bloggers telling their own stories. Whatever you are searching for, you will certainly find help, hope, healing, and lots of facts in the blogs to follow. Check them out, drop them a line, and take their advice – they are all looking out for you!
HIV and ID Observations
Dr. Paul E. Sax knows where it’s at. This renowned infectious disease (ID) physician keeps readers updated on HIV and ID Observations. From the latest on STD testing methods and treatments to the shabby dress of physicians, this doctor keeps it interesting, informative, and fresh.
Learn about the most important news for sexual health and self-protection while enjoying his humorous, responsive writing style. He pays attention to the desires of his readers, and is happy to share his expertise on everything from antiretroviral meds to a bit of medical history, earning him a spot on this list!
HIV/AIDS Blog Central
The Body’s HIV/AIDS Blog Central offers not just one, but dozens of bloggers writing articles about HIV/AIDS. Hear true stories from people diagnosed with the disease as well as expert explanations of new treatment options. The wide variety of bloggers offers a steady stream of HIV/AIDS-related news, thought-provoking discussion, and updates on advocacy and awareness.
Keep tabs on this site for its valuable, timely information from people who truly know and care about what you are experiencing. Take advantage of their advice, and revel in the comfort of the welcoming support they offer.
The STD Project
Bold, brave, and unafraid, The STD Project is about breaking down stigma and correcting misunderstanding about STDs. Started and run by Jenelle Marie, this project is devoted to spreading knowledge like an infection – teaching people that STDs do not have to keep people from achieving their dreams.
From helping readers correctly identify STD symptoms to promoting awareness, this site has no shame in its game. It is also open to other contributors – bloggers and photographers – and welcomes individual stories of others’ experiences with STDs. Stop by and help this A+ Project grow!
POZ is an online education and advocacy organization working to fight HIV/AIDS and promote the health and wellbeing of its readers. Run by bloggers who have firsthand, medical, or professional knowledge about living with HIV, they focus on concrete ways to improve quality of life, reduce stigma and fear, promote sexual and emotional health, and end the plight of AIDS.
Here you will find a collection of fabulous commentary, news, advocacy, discussion opportunities, advice, and a true sense of community. Join POZ’s HIV/AIDS Blog in its endeavor to build a better life for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
This POWER blog is all about surviving – and thriving – with HIV. They troll the web to find the latest and most interesting news about disease management, pharmaceuticals, health and wellness, advocacy and awareness, and other crucial lifestyle issues. As a bonus, things here are never boring!
Compiling all that matters, POWER keeps readers up-to-date on the latest and greatest information in the world of HIV/AIDS news. POWER is a definite resource for people looking for everything about life and health with HIV/AIDS in one place.
Justin's HIV Journal
Talk about the guy who does it all. Justin B. Smith is a student, activist, writer, HIV/AIDS educator, and blogger extraordinaire. He is raw, honest, open, and inspirational. In addition to answering reader questions, documenting his own successes at coping with living HIV+, and helping reduce stigma against HIV+ individuals everywhere, Justin promotes safe sex practices and proper communication with potential partners.
This amazing individual has made your life his priority. Thank him for his dedication to making the world a safer, healthier place for everyone!
Visit this blog at: justinshivjournal.blogspot.com
HIV Blogger: Living Positively
For true insight into the soul of someone living with HIV, just hop onto Michael Carchrie Campbell’s blog, HIV Blogger: Living Positively. Starting after his diagnosis in 2009, you can follow Michael’s journeys through the rollercoaster ride of emotions, testing and medical interactions, life experiences with his husband, and his efforts to chronicle his story on his blog.
Michael is a talented, soulful writer with plenty to say. Stop by to leave a word of encouragement or thank him for sharing his story – you will be inspired by his courage, grace, and selflessness.
Denying AIDS and Other Oddities
Most people may not think it possible (or at least not likely), but some people just don’t believe in AIDS. That is why blogger Seth Kalichman is out to spread the word: AIDS denialism exists, and it does a whole lot more harm than good.
This clinical psychologist, university professor, author, editor, and AIDS activist collects the craziest tales that shouldn’t exist: stories of people denying (and usually dying from) AIDS. Denying AIDS and Other Oddities will open your eyes to the true journey ahead in AIDS activism. Keep spreading the word, Seth!
My Journey with AIDS...and More!
Kenn Chaplin is no defeatist; he’s brazen, energetic, gut-wrenchingly honest, and inspiring. This active blogger, political activist, traveler, and long-time AIDS veteran knows a thing or two about living with AIDS.
He fills his blog with jokes, personal stories, tributes to friends who have lost the fight, and lovely photos of anything he wants. Along the way, he educates his readers about life with AIDS. Kenn knows (and shows) it’s not always easy, but hopefully he also knows how important his strong, steady voice about life with AIDS is for the rest of the HIV/AIDS community. Go, Kenn!
Visit this blog at: myjourneywithaids.wordpress.com
Shawn & Gwenn
Gwenn Barringer and Shawn Decker have a (not-so) secret: they care about HIV/AIDS awareness and advocacy. They tackle the issue with humor, candor, and grace, leaving college and national TV audiences educated and better able to make informed decisions about sexual health.
Dedicated to reducing stigma and making some serious noise, this pair is headed nowhere but up. Shawn’s recent book and the blog’s classy, informative style is a hint of their success, but their even greater impact happens off the blog and in the classroom. Show them a little appreciation, and start promoting like crazy!
Visit this blog at: www.shawnandgwenn.com
The Hepatitis B Foundation is on a mission, and its readers will be the ones to benefit. HEPBBLOG is working hard to raise awareness, increase testing and prevention, reduce transmission, and encourage research.
They host events, keep readers updated on the latest news, and foster an active online community of individuals working toward a Hepatitis B-free future. Hepatitis B sufferers certainly have an excellent resource on their team: the Hepatitis B Foundation is making great strides toward a happier, healthier future for individuals with this disease. Stop by their blog to thank them today!
Living in the Bonus Round
Talk about life. And art. And music to our ears. This lovely blog is a tribute to the crazy, beautiful, and ironic in life. Living in the Bonus Round, Steve Schalchlin knows to appreciate every day of a life extended by the grace of AIDS medications and the lottery.
A musical theater buff, funny guy gone wild, and gem of a blogger, Steve gives his readers a “bonus” with every joke, photo, and true tale of life in the fast lane. Readers will love his wit, passion, substance, sincerity (well, some of the time!), and humor. This blog is a clear choice for the best of the best.
Go Ask Alice
Although not a blog in the traditional sense, Go Ask Alice gets major points for creativity, responsiveness, and usefulness. Here you will find a great resource providing answers to real reader questions about sexual health, STDs, treatment, prevention, and symptoms.
Get your burning (no punintended) questions off your chest, or search the ever-growing database of STD-related Q&A. Let Alice provide the answers, advice, and information you need about STDs and sexual health, without ever leaving your computer!
Criminal HIV Transmission
Edwin J. Bernard runs one heck of a blog; Criminal HIV Transmission keeps track of his research and writings on the legal issues affecting individuals with HIV. From criminalized sex acts to government interference with sexual liberties around the world, this brave consultant opens the eyes even of other advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness.
His truly unique and thorough approach to analyzing issues of serious importance to the HIV/AIDS community will help policy researchers, advocates, educators, and concerned citizens everywhere take a closer look at the true story behind HIV and politics.
HBV & HCV Advocate Hepatitis Blog
If there is one spot on the web for hepatitis news, it’s the HBV & HCV Advocate Hepatitis Blog. They collect all of the web’s most interesting and relevant hepatitis news. Featuring stories on everything from medication research to disease process and symptom management, this blog has it all.
Check this excellent resource regularly for the latest information on your condition, or consider contributing to the mission of HBV & HCV Advocate. After all, it takes the dedication of affected individuals to make advocacy, awareness, and healing a possibility for everyone!
Blog AIDS Gov
This blog brings together the best and most influential U.S. government agencies on health to discuss and update the public about the latest in HIV policy. Keeping readers informed about national and global HIV/AIDS issues, they explain the implications of AIDS-related policies, welcome public discussion, and promote HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness.
Active, informative, and packed with resources for advocacy and education, this site gets major props for staying on top of high-impact stories and offering practical advice for making a difference in the future of HIV/AIDS policy and research.
Visit this blog at: blog.aids.gov
16 Best STD & HIV Blogs of 2012
Life with an STD can be painful, awkward, and confusing. Instead of living in isolation and uncertainty, reach out to this incredible online community of bloggers for answers, support, information, and acceptance.
Thank the brave writers and advocates who have worked so hard to deserve a place on this list. Show them you appreciate their hard work, value their knowledge, and enjoy their true tales. Finally, do yourself and others a favor by getting educated about sexual health and disease prevention, and show these bloggers that you have heeded their advice!