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Here's Why Anti-HIV Drugs May Not Be Reaching Those Most At Risk

Andrew M. Seaman | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices

Only a small proportion of gay and bisexual men who could have taken a daily pill to reduce their risk of HIV actually did so in 2014, according to a ...

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.

Revisiting "Truvada Whore," Three Years Later

LOGO | James Nichols | Posted 02.24.2016 | Queer Voices

n November 2012, writer David Duran penned a piece on Huffington Post challenging the rush to embrace PrEP as a tool to combat HIV/AIDS. In it, he exp...

Is Being Gay Just About Sex?

Jim Downs | Posted 02.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Downs

Gay men today have forgotten that history; they have fallen for the hype that they are just like everyone else except that they have sex with men. That semantic elision, as seductive as it may be, forgets that those in power can flick the switch from liberation back to oppression.

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.

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.

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.

Black Gay Men Will End AIDS in Their Community

Ace Robinson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ace Robinson

The majority of the statistics that are/were reality for Black gay men are out of their direct control. We have minimal impact on the environment in which we are raised and the types of prejudice we face during an interview or in the Board Room. But today, one of those predicted hurdles that must be continually overcome can be crossed off the list.

PrEP & Black Gay Men: Practicing What Your Preach by Taking Your Own Medicine

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Have you ever looked at your life and realized that you are, in one way or another, just a statistic? Growing up as a Black gay man in America, you are inundated with statistics about who you are.

Man Sues After Being Denied Long-Term Care Insurance Due To Truvada Use

Frontiers Media | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An unnamed Massachusetts resident is suing an Omaha insurance company after he was denied long-term care insurance because he is taking Truvada as PrE...

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.

How San Francisco Is Taking On HIV, And Succeeding

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.08.2015 | Media

New York Times: San Francisco Is Changing Face Of AIDS Treatment New York Times: San Francisco Is Changing Face Of AIDS Treatment In 1992, ...

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.

Truvada Protected 100 Percent Of Study Participants From HIV

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

A study of 657 people taking PrEP, the daily pill that can prevent HIV, has found that not a single person contracted the potentially deadly virus ove...

What Does a Post-HIV Gay Culture Look Like?

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

What exactly will sex between men look like after HIV is effectively contained or eradicated? How will it affect gay male culture? And is that the goal of safe sex education and advocating for the use of PrEP?

Are PrEP-Refusing Gays the New 'Anti-Vaxxers?'

Mike Alvear | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Alvear

My objection has nothing to do with the science; it has to do with the unintended consequences of taking such a powerful drug.

Why Isn’t Revolutionary HIV Medication PrEP Getting to Sex Workers?

VICE | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On a crisp day in the fall of 2013, Casper,* a slender white queer man prone to wearing a slick of plum-red lipstick, visited a free walk-in health cl...

What Does It Mean To Be #Free2Love?

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Curry

HIV Equal Online presents #Free2Love, a new video about being empowered to love who you want through the use of Truvada.

Why The HIV Prevention Drug, PrEP, Remains So Divisive Among The LGBT Community

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

  Many in the gay community have been divided on the HIV/AIDS prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, since it was first introduced in 20...

Spike in Tiny Number of Gay Men on PrEP Abandoning Condoms Hardly Represents 'All' Gay Men

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A Dec. 8 blog post in the San Francisco Business Times has sparked another furor over gay men using the HIV drug Truvada to prevent infection with the deadly virus. "San Francisco men shed condoms in favor of Gilead's HIV prevention pill," alleges the title of SFBT reporter Ron Leuty's opinion piece.

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.

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.

Now Is the Time to Scale Up PrEP in Los Angeles

Craig E. Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Craig E. Thompson

A revolution is underway in HIV prevention, and for the first time since the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, many in the HIV/AIDS community, including medical providers and health officials, say that an end to AIDS could be in sight.

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 Need to be Better PrEPared

Robert Bolan, MD | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Bolan, MD

By now, many of you may have seen the headlines or read news about what sounds like encouraging results, announced in late October, about two clinical trials of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) in gay and bisexual men.