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Dana Van Gorder
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Dana Van Gorder is the Executive Director of Project Inform, which represents patients in the process of identifying both HIV and hepatitis C treatments and a cure, advocates for biomedical prevention, educates patients and their caregivers about HIV and hepatitis C, and advocates for access to health care for all. Dana has worked in HIV and AIDS in many capacities since the first days of the AIDS epidemic, when he worked with Supervisor Harry Britt, successor to slain San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, to help pressure government at all levels to fully respond to this emergency. At Project Inform he and his colleagues are motivated by their impatience with the unnecessarily slow pace of progress against HIV to advocate for a greater sense of urgency, possibility and innovation in response to the epidemic.

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How's Your (Sexual) Health

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 11:15 AM

How would you define "sexual health?" For the past two years, I have served on the Steering Committee of the National Coalition for Sexual Health. It's a thoughtful group of professionals and activists who realized that HIV, STDs, hepatitis, teen pregnancy and sexual violence would more effectively be addressed through...

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PrEP Should Be a Fast Idea, Not a Slow One

(106) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 11:40 PM

The brilliant surgeon and author Atul Gawande recently wrote in The New Yorker about "slow ideas," ingenious new ideas that are slowly or never accepted while others flourish quickly. His article made us think instantly of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a new and promising strategy to prevent HIV infections.

Gawande's example...

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