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Hiv Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

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

Dr. Robert Grant, MD, MPH | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay 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 09.30.2014 | Gay 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 09.19.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | Gay 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 07.16.2014 | Gay 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.

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

Daniel Vaillancourt | Posted 07.05.2014 | Gay 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...

Unconditional Love and PrEP

James Loduca | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Loduca

Progress isn't possible when shame is present. It's time for a more humane and loving approach. We must come together to foster compassionate dialogue grounded in scientific evidence about all of the available options to protect ourselves and take care of each other.

An Evolved Opinion on Truvada

David Duran | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

It's 2014, and as opinions on a variety of subjects change and evolve, I'm not ashamed to say that I might have come off a bit conservative in my thoughts regarding how PrEP is used.

New Achievements on AIDS Show Targets Matter -- So Let's Set New Ones

Mitchell Warren | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

On Monday, the President rightly noted the huge potential of research towards a cure for HIV, and committed $100 million to a new HIV Cure Initiative at the National Institutes of Health.

PrEP Should Be a Fast Idea, Not a Slow One

David Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.

How I Didn't Get AIDS

Andrew Miller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Most of my young gay friends are uninterested in the history of my membership in ACT UP, but a few, like Jake, are curious, even insistent. I answer their questions and try to explain what it was like to be 25 in the East Village in 1989.

Beyond the Hype: PrEP for People Who Inject Drugs

Daniel Wolfe | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wolfe

The clinical trial finding that a once-daily pill halved HIV infection among people who inject drugs in Thailand is an important development in HIV prevention science, and brings welcome attention to a group often excluded from clinical trials.

Listening to Women's Voices on HIV Prevention

Mitchell Warren | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Women and girls have been at the center of the HIV prevention research agenda for more than a decade. Women account for half of new HIV infections worldwide, in part because there are too few prevention options that they can control.

There's No Shame In PrEP

Alex Garner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay 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.

A Pill To Prevent HIV

Carl Sandler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

I asked a young friend if he had heard of Truvada, the drug recently approved by the FDA for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, against HIV. It's a pill to prevent HIV transmission. Like most people I know, he hadn't ever heard about PrEP. Sadly, I'm not surprised.

Follow the Science to the End of the AIDS Epidemic

Mitchell Warren | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

This week, we witnessed a watershed in the global AIDS response: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever drug to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection in adults.

The "Best Hope" for AIDS Vaccine Advocacy

Mitchell Warren | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the world acts with strategy and speed to implement the proven and emerging options, the epidemic should be on a measurable downward trajectory over the next five to ten years. Why, then, do we still need an AIDS vaccine? Because we want to end the epidemic.

To End AIDS, the World Needs a Plan

Mitchell Warren | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Last Thursday, on World AIDS Day, President Obama threw the full weight of the U.S. government behind a vision that would have seemed outlandish until now: The end of the global AIDS epidemic.

Moving Forward on FDA Review of HIV Prevention Drugs

Anand Reddi | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Anand Reddi

AIDS activists must aspire for responsible advocacy. I encourage AHF to adopt a more pragmatic strategy regarding FDA review of PrEP.