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Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

PrEP Is Making a Difference. Now Republicans Want to Make It Unaffordable

TIME | James Nichols | Posted 03.08.2017 | Queer Voices

Evan J. Peterson learned about AIDS before he knew what “gay” meant. A child of the ‘80s, he recalls growing up in an age when he was constantly...

Got A Question About PrEP? Look No Further

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.08.2017 | Queer Voices

If you’ve ever been interested in starting PrEP but have questions or feel confused, one New York City-based organization is here to help alleviate ...

Is PrEP Failing To Reach Those At The Highest Risk Of Contracting HIV?

POZ | James Nichols | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

The use of Truvada as PrEP—pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV—is going gangbusters. By the end of 2015, likely well over 80,000 U.S. resident...

An Implant Could Revolutionize The Way We Protect Ourselves From HIV

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living

People at high risk of contracting HIV can significantly lower their chances of getting the virus with a daily pill known as PrEP, or pre-exposure pro...

Making PrEP Possible for Women

Shannon Weber | Posted 03.10.2017 | Women
Shannon Weber

Let's ensure that every woman knows about and can access the only available HIV prevention tool that she completely controls. Women may benefit from PrEP irrespective of their reproductive goals

HIV Infection Despite PrEP: 6 Things You Need to Know

JD Davids | Posted 03.01.2017 | 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.

2015: Year of the Arsonist

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Like African Americans, women, immigrants and religious minorities before us, LGBT people have faced a backlash ever since we first stood up for ourselves. Organizations come and go, and the focus of our efforts changes; but the work of democracy continues.

The Thrive Tribe Foundation Works Toward Zero Transmission of HIV

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow LIve, I welcome Kevin Stalter, President & Executive Director of The Thrive Tribe Foundation.

Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

2014 saw a mixture of advances and stark reminders of continued injustice. The gay journey in America proceeded on many paths in 2014. Here are highlights.

26th World AIDS Day: Get in There, Do Something, Change Things

Eric Paul Leue | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Paul Leue

While a few still wage a lonely and wasteful fight against science and progress itself, it is time to acknowledge that we finally have the opportunity to move on from a monotonous, one-way conversation and use our new tools as catalysts for serious and much-needed change.

Lila Shapiro

The Most Celebrated, Mistrusted Little Pill in the World | 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...

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.

Coming Out of the PrEP Closet

Scott Wiener | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wiener

I recently decided to be public about my use of PrEP in order to raise awareness about this relatively new tool for preventing HIV. It's important to encourage people at risk for HIV to talk to their medical providers about all the tools and methods available for preventing infection, including PrEP, and to choose the methods that are best for them.

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.

Porn Producer Speaks Out On How PrEP HIV Prevention Pills Could Affect The Industry

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially encouraged the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications as a method of HIV pre...

It's About Time You Heard About PrEP...and Started Spreading the Word

Daniel Vaillancourt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Vaillancourt

In my humble opinion, it's time more people began hearing about PrEP, spreading the word so that we can all start stopping the spread of HIV. PrEP sta...

PrEP Yourself: Making Better Sense of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Debate

Daniel O'Neill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Neill

Fighting amongst ourselves does nothing to advance the discussion and bring greater clarity to ending HIV. MIchael Weinstein's comments about Truvada being a "party drug" may have been flippant and imprecise, but in that sense he is no guiltier than those who flatly promote PrEP as "90- to 99-percent effective" without clarifying that such rates of risk reduction are hypothetical.

Narrow the Gulf Between HIV Prevention Research and Reality

Mitchell Warren | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Alongside the string of new research advances is the realization that we're failing to deliver what already works today to people in need. This has to be the year where we honor their commitment by following through on our promise to deliver proven options to the communities where they live.

PrEP Should Be a Fast Idea, Not a Slow One

David Evans | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Evans

We write this post out of fear that without a significant shift in thinking about HIV prevention, PrEP, which refers primarily to taking the HIV treatment Truvada every day to prevent infection, will be a "slow idea," resulting in thousands of people unnecessarily becoming infected with HIV.

Bravery Tapes: Garifuna Courage in the Face of HIV

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

In the Garifuna communities of Honduras, it's an act of courage to admit to being HIV positive. With a grant from the Pulitzer Center, photographer David Rochkind and I interviewed people who overcame fear and discrimination to go public with their diagnosis and help educate others.

3 Things to Know About PrEP for HIV

Renato Barucco | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Renato Barucco

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a fantastic opportunity -- as resource in the ever growing tool box of HIV prevention.

There's No Shame In PrEP

Alex Garner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

You have to ask yourself if you are truly committed to combatting stigma. If you aren't, if you want to wield stigma as a weapon to impose your point of view, then you are part of the problem. To stigmatize PrEP or the people who take it will only lead to more HIV infections.

Truvada Whores?

David Duran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Duran

The FDA has approved Truvada, an HIV treatment medication, to be taken by uninfected people to protect against HIV. For men who engage in unsafe sex with other men, is this just an excuse to continue to be irresponsible?

A Potential Game Changer In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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

Imagine what it would mean to have a medication that would make it harder for HIV to enter a person's body. Tomorrow, May 10, may lead to just such a turning point in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Don't Delay HIV Prevention for Gay and Bi Men

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Ernesto Munar

Asking gay, bi and other men who have sex with men to wait six months longer for a tool that we know can make an enormous difference today is asking too much -- and forsaking too many lives.