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50 Men On PrEP Give Blood To Protest FDA’s Policy On Blood Donation

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices

A group of 50 men on HIV-preventative drug PrEP came together recently to make a powerful statement about the FDA's current policy regarding blood don...

What Does Safe Sex Mean When Hooking Up?

Alex Garner | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

If the terms safe sex has lost all meaning it shouldn't be a cause for alarm. It should be seen as an opportunity to shift the conversation away from safety and responsibility and instead talk about pleasure and desire.

Rock Solid Sissified Spring Resolutions

Scott Stiffler | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Stiffler

So in the waning moments of a chilly NYC Sunday morning in early May, you pick yourself up, spot your pants in the distance, and find in them the trusty Pilot Razor Point pen that was supposed to have prompted you to crank out the Great American Novel by the first quarter of 2016. You take that pen, and you make a list of Spring Resolutions.

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.

Now You Can Get PrEP Delivered To Your Front Door

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices

Attention Californians! A new app is now making pre-exposure prophylaxis (better known as PrEP) more accessible than ever -- you literally don't even ...

Making PrEP Possible for Women

Shannon Weber | Posted 03.09.2016 | 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

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.

Doctor Of Man Who Contracted HIV On PrEP Discusses His Findings And What They Mean

Gawker | James Nichols | Posted 03.03.2016 | Queer Voices

“Because we’ve always suspected that this potentially could happen, and now we’ve shown that it can happen, people need this information to make...

It's Not Irresponsible to Like Bareback Sex

Jeremiah Johnson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremiah Johnson

The decision to have bareback sex has never meant that we are stupid, irresponsible, or immoral. It means that we are human, and that it is tremendously challenging (and sometimes impossible) to change our sexual desires and practices.

Case Of A Gay Man Contracting Drug-Reistant HIV While On PrEP Reported

POZ | James Nichols | Posted 02.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Researchers have for the first time documented a case of an individual contracting HIV, a multi-drug resistant strain, while apparently adhering well ...

Can Charlie Sheen Help in Winning the Battle Against HIV?

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

People are already interested in reading about and watching celebrities. Using their life experiences and health journeys as an expository case study not only is stealth public health education. Charlie Sheen did a good thing and has given us a platform. Let's use it.

Should I Be on PrEP?

Nate Warden | Posted 02.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Nate Warden

At a personal level, the decision to start PrEP is a bit more complicated. Let's look at some of the key considerations, questions and implications.

Welcome to Tel Aviv, habibi

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Blake Mullins

He's unconscious as we pull him up from the floor, too much G apparently; his body is cold and limp. I'm not sure how long he was passed out on the ba...

Top 5 Stories Involving Black People and HIV in 2015

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 12.31.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

This year saw a remarkable number of advances in the fight against HIV infection, both medical and policy-related. Those advances have made it possible for us to set our sights on ending the epidemic, which disproportionately affects African Americans.

This Is Why Parents Need to Talk to Their Gay Sons About PrEP to Prevent HIV

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

You protected him growing up, and talking about PrEP helps you protect him once he's out of the nest and discovering who he is.

My Boyfriend Saved My Life By Making Me Take This HIV Prevention Drug

Ben Nicoara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Nicoara

Today, I am eternally grateful to the greatest love of my life thus far. He offered me compassion and acceptance when doing so caused him so much harm and disapproval from his friends. Because of him, I've evolved from being a PrEP-skeptic to an incredibly vocal advocate for this revolutionary drug.

Please Stop Using PrEP to Abandon Condoms

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

I understand that we do not fear HIV like we used to; however, this does not mean we should outright dismiss other STIs because they are easily treatable.

Why Are Users of PrEP Being Slut Shamed?

Samuel Chiron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Samuel Chiron

A recently published article on Towleroad brought forth a slew of concern regarding the drastic increase in STI infections in the United States. The a...

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.

New PrEP Campaign Aims To Fight Slut-Shaming And Break Down Stigma

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new video-based campaign is working to address stigma within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community when it comes to PrEP (pre-...

Is Lyme the New AIDS? Part Three: A Caution to Gay Men

David Michael Conner | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Note: This is the third and final entry in a series about how my life has been devastated by Lyme disease. With the advent of PrEP and effective medi...

PreP: How the Tiny Blue Pill Changed My Life

Joel Alcaraz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joel Alcaraz

I began to see him less as a bogey man, and more of a human being. He had HIV, but he was perfectly healthy. Just like me, he took one pill a day. Essentially I was living his life, but taking a pill to prevent the virus from attaching itself to me.

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.

Some Thoughts on PrEP

Greg Scarnici | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Scarnici

At 43, I've had my fair share of bizarre side effects from drugs, so the idea of taking an HIV med to help prevent HIV infection when I could just use condoms seemed ridiculous to me. But in the past two years, PrEP has gone mainstream.