We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you’d like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Finding the right healthcare provider is a critical first step. They can inform you about your diagnosis and what it will mean in terms of care and treatment. Reaching out to others can be reassuring and empowering, too.
In compiling this year’s list of best HIV blogs, we looked for blogs that will help you do both. These blogs feature relevant, timely information for those living with HIV. They also offer emotional support to remind you that you’re not alone.
HIV and ID Observations
Dr. Paul E. Sax started HIV and ID Observations as part of NEJM Journal Watch in early 2008. It’s a place to comment about news relating to HIV and infectious diseases, plus medical and not-so-medical matters. In addition to his informative take on treatment, management, and clinical trials, Dr. Sax shares the latest HIV research and interesting personal stories. Visit the blog.
The Body: HIV/AIDS Blog Central
One of the web’s most comprehensive resources for HIV and AIDS, The Body offers many different perspectives from the HIV community. From personal narratives and treatment options to HIV activism and advocacy, visitors will find plenty of relevant information and support. Visit the blog.
This award-winning print and online brand was designed for those living with HIV and AIDS. With treatment updates, current news, investigative features, and personal stories, the POZ blog addresses the full spectrum of needs for people living with this virus. Visit the blog.
The blog on HIV.gov features a variety of clinical posts categorized into HIV basics, federal response, digital tools, and events. It’s a one-stop shop for the very latest in HIV news. Visit the blog.
I’m Still Josh
For Josh Robbins, a “poz” diagnosis is just part of his story. The casual optimism on his blog is contagious and inspiring. Launched in 2012 following his own diagnosis, Josh’s blog reminds people that an HIV-positive diagnosis is the beginning of an entirely new world. His posts include personal experiences, opinion pieces, and buzzworthy HIV news. They’re all part of his mission to build the biggest digital encouragement wall for the newly diagnosed. So far, he’s doing pretty well. Visit the blog.
My Fabulous Disease
Following his HIV diagnosis in 1985, Mark S. King went on to become an award-winning blogger, author, and HIV and AIDS advocate. His blog is a platform for dialogue, awareness, and inspiration — and he’s covering a lot of ground. Mark’s posts are direct and uplifting, ranging from discussions of sexual politics to opinion pieces that are thoughtful, reflective, and encouraging. Visit the blog.
Verywell Health: HIV/AIDS
The HIV/AIDS section of Verywell Health offers a comprehensive outline of all things related to the virus, from symptoms and risk factors, to diagnosis and support. Plus, everything is neatly categorized for easy reading. Recent posts include a discussion of condom use while on PrEP, the top 10 things everyone should know about HIV, and the impact of HIV on teens and young adults. Visit the blog.
A Girl Like Me
A program of The Well Project, A Girl Like Me was created for women and girls living with HIV. It’s a place that welcomes dialogue and discussion, shares information, and offers camaraderie and support. The ultimate goal here is normalizing HIV and reminding women from around the globe that they aren’t alone. Visit the blog.
A space dedicated to helping visitors switch on their HIV smarts, BETA is a great source for new developments in both prevention and treatment, as well as strategies for living and thriving with HIV. A mix of researchers, community advocates, and clinicians contribute to the blog. Their posts help turn medical and scientific jargon into information everyone can understand. Visit the blog.
NAM is fighting against HIV with information — the most accurate and independent information it can find. The blog features educational posts and news. There are also handy resources like fact sheets, apps, and booklets. Visit the blog.
AIDS United is on a mission to stop the prevalence of AIDS, and its blog is a platform for incredible dialogue between staff and guest contributors alike. Posts include an ideal mix of news-driven content and personal narratives. Visit the blog.
Whether you’re newly diagnosed and looking for answers or a long-term survivor, the online component of Plus Magazine has content created just for you. Browse categories like Ask the HIV Doc, I Am a Warrior, and the Treatment Guide. You’ll find informative, inspiring posts written by staff and guest contributors. Visit the blog.
International AIDS Society (IAS)
The IAS exists to spearhead collective action on all fronts of the global HIV response. It’s the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, and the blog benefits directly from this collective. Posts cover gender, advocacy, criminality, research, and more. Visit the blog.
Jessica has been a writer and editor for over 10 years. Following the birth of her first son, she left her advertising job to begin freelancing. Today, she writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy. Between her busy home life and mix of clients from varied industries — like stand-up paddleboarding, energy bars, industrial real estate, and more — Jessica never gets bored.