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Hiv Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

HIV Is At The Crossroads

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Currently, we are at the lowest level of donor funding for HIV care since 2010. Thirteen of the top fourteen donors have reduced support in the battle against HIV in the past year.

Uptake of PrEP Among U.S. Women: Knowledge Is Power

Shannon Weber | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Shannon Weber

With 50,000 people in the US acquiring HIV every year, and at least one in five them women, how can we NOT invest in educating women and their health care providers about a pill that can stop HIV?

Paving the Way to Ending the Epidemic

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Nearly 3,000 miles separate New York City and San Francisco, but there is much that bridges each city to the other. They share the joys of diverse communities and vibrant economies, but they also share the mutual pain of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Why Does the World's Largest AIDS Service Organization Want to Stifle PrEP Information?

Robert Bolan, MD | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Bolan, MD

Our best hope for reducing and ultimately ending HIV transmission is to ensure people know PrEP is an option for them.

Making PrEP possible For Youth

Shannon Weber | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Shannon Weber

Providing sexual health services, including PrEP to youth is not only possible, but necessary. Embracing best practices, developing networks of care and advancing advocacy efforts can assure all youth have access to the HIV prevention methods that work for them.

How Nancy Reagan Finally Started a Conversation About AIDS -- 35 Years Later

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

This election cycle, it took Nancy Reagan 's death, ironically, to get a discussion going among the candidates about an issue important to LGBT people. But there's more to talk about on that issue -- actually talk, beyond the position papers -- and there are more issues affecting LGBT people to have a dialogue about.

The Myth of Consensual Sex

Corey Prachniak | Posted 03.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Prachniak

It's not that I regularly choose to have condomless sex and need alternative protection. It's that I know I might not always get a say in whether or not I have sex, much less if a condom is used. When I offer that reasoning, I'm met with silence. And usually not a next date.

HIV Infection Despite PrEP: 6 Things You Need to Know

JD Davids | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Davids

Based on a new case, it is now known that consistent adherence to PrEP might not be enough to protect people from exposure to this particular HIV strain.

Let's End the HIV Epidemic: We Have the Means. Now Let's Use Them.

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

Is there any hope that HIV prevention might change with a new president? What are the presidential candidates and party positions on this public health crisis?

HIV Loses. Love Wins. Again

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

We never discussed it directly, but it was clear that Michael was living with HIV. Even though I knew a couple of friends who were living with the virus, I really did not know anything about it except the basics that you learn in high school.

Are You Sure You Know the Latest HIV-Prevention Strategies?

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

Too few people within the black community and other disproportionately-affected groups have access to or even know about the options that are available, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent infection or antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat it.

Want a Healthy World? Let the HIV Response Lead the Way

Mitchell Warren | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

The world has gotten this far because of massive investments in the HIV response. To actually end the epidemic, though, it is imperative that we resist complacency, cutbacks in funding and a sense that, on any level, our work is done.

PrEP Is Ready for Prime Time

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Last night, Shonda Rhimes done did it again. While gripping a sizable portion of America to their seats to find out who killed Rebecca on How To Get Away With Murder, she dropped a bit of knowledge on Shondaland.

Ending HIV Transmission: What Babies Have Taught Us

Shannon Weber | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Shannon Weber

The 90% reduction in HIV transmissions to infants is one of the greatest public health success stories in recent history, made possible by advances in HIV medications. Success toward ending all HIV transmission is possible if we put recent discoveries to work on a massive scale.

Zachary Who? Ken Mayer Boldly Goes Beyond Hype in the Age of PrEP

Mike Mennonno | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Mennonno

World AIDS Day is a good day to remember not only those we've lost, but those working hard to eradicate the disease for future generations.

Lila Shapiro

The Most Celebrated, Mistrusted Little Pill in the World

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Longtime friends Peter Staley, left, and Sean Strub pose for a portrait in Strub's home in Milford, Pennsylvania. Truvada, the HIV preventive drug, si...

We Can't Wait Five Years to See if the AIDS Response Is on Track

Mitchell Warren | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

We just can't wait five years to see if the AIDS response is on track. We need ambitious, yet feasible, short-term targets and strategies to be just as well-defined, and just as rigorous, as the longer-term goals that UNAIDS has worked to advance.

The City of Love Could Lead the Way Toward Ending HIV Transmission

Dr. Robert Grant, MD, MPH | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Robert Grant, MD, MPH

As we enter our fourth decade without a cure for HIV, public interest in ending new infections has seemed to wane. Now's not the time to stop talking about AIDS. With important new treatment and prevention tools in our arsenal, San Francisco could be the first U.S. city to end HIV transmission.

Die Another Day: Finding Common Ground in PrEP

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Had I been given the option when I was HIV-negative, I don't know for sure that I would have chosen PrEP. My decision would have depended on key factors (as it does now for those who have the choice). That said, I would have wanted the chance to have a choice. That much I do know.

Embracing the Reproductive Rights of HIV-affected Couples: It's Time

Shannon Weber | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Shannon Weber

While condoms have been the gold-standard HIV prevention method, when HIV-affected couples want to have a baby, they must necessarily consider other options, weighing the risk of possible HIV transmission with their natural desires to have a child.

San Francisco May Be First City To Give Out Free HIV-Prevention Pills

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The day after San Francisco supervisor Scott Wiener came “out of the PrEP closet” on The Huffington Post as a user of the revolutionary HIV-preven...

New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Mitchell Warren | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the rest of the world follows America's lead, PrEP could become an important global health success story. It is already being rolled out faster than earlier public health advances, from vaccines to tampons. To realize PrEP's potential, several specific things need to happen now.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.

With AIDS Vaccines, It's Not "If" But "How"

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

The real question with AIDS vaccine research is not if, or even when, we'll have an effective vaccine. It's how to achieve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

New CDC PrEP Guidelines Could Transform HIV Prevention

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

The new CDC guidelines build on a review of the data from several studies in recent years that showed that HIV-uninfected individuals who take specific antiretroviral medications -- a practice known as pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (aka "PrEP") -- could significantly lower their risk of becoming infected.