Tag Archives: Living

Self-stigma, especially around substance use, impedes HIV self-care among gay and bisexual men living with HIV who use drugs

A qualitative study sought to understand how internalised stigma affects HIV self-care among gay and bisexual men living with HIV who use substances. Men in this cohort experienced self-stigma stemming from multiple intersecting identities, including their HIV status, sexual orientation, race, effeminateness, poverty, and housing instability. Self-stigma around drug use was reported as the most… Read More »

Living with mild hearing loss

Hearing loss is divided into degrees of severity from mild to profound. If you have mild hearing loss, your hearing loss isn’t severe and you can likely “fake it until you make it” in many social situations. However, despite how it sounds, “mild” hearing loss doesn’t mean harmless—it can still have profound effects on your quality… Read More »

“They’re just making me feel worse”: beliefs about HIV treatment among African and Caribbean people living in the UK

Qualitative research with African and Caribbean individuals living in the UK who have difficulties with adherence has revealed negative perceptions regarding antiretroviral therapy (ART). Interviewees had doubts about the need to take ART and concerns about taking ART, such as disclosure and side effects. Understanding these perceptions could guide future efforts to increase ART uptake… Read More »

Santigold on living the legend of Afropunk: ‘I feel like an OG’

Santigold is back in Brooklyn to perform with her people — and her fellow punk rockers. The 14th annual Afropunk festival closes out the summer at Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park this weekend, with more than 50 other acts scheduled to perform, including Jill Scott, Leon Bridges and FKA twigs. The fashionable fest was spun… Read More »