Get the Facts: Learn More About HIV

Understand the basics of HIV.

If you’re supporting a loved one with HIV, here’s where to start. Learn more about HIV, and what it means to thrive while living with HIV.

HIV Glossary of Terms

Learn the meaning of HIV related words and phrases.

Learning the language of HIV can be intimidating. We break down the various HIV-specific terms and what they mean, so you can fully understand what your friends and family members are experiencing.

Stop the

Words have power.

A key element of supporting someone living with HIV is using affirming language. Learn how to talk about HIV in a way that centers and values the people who live with it.


Connect with others who are
supporting a loved one.

As you support someone you love, you may find that
you need support yourself. Here’s where you can connect to
other people who are walking side by side with someone
who is living with HIV.


Local Volunteer

Are you interested in extending your circle of support to the community? Find ways you can support local organizations who are serving those who are affected by HIV.


Learn more about HIV


Get more information about living with HIV

Get Tested

Find testing and prevention resources


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We’re here to connect you to the information and resources you need.

Do you have questions about HIV? Do you want to know more about testing, connecting to care, or how to show support? Are you interested in learning more about how SIDE BY SIDE can help your community? Fill out this contact form and someone from our team will be happy to help you find answers.


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