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Hiv Prevention

Truvada and the Case for Condom Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Here we go again: to PrEP or not to PrEP?

An Update From Uganda

Nourish International | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

This post was written by Nourish International student interns from Penn State University and Duke University, currently working with Community Concer...

The Neverending Epidemic: And How We Can End It

Jim Eigo | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Eigo

With the recent release of its Clinical Guidelines for PrEP, and a new campaign to encourage at-risk populations to talk about sex, CDC might be poised for a more activist role in HIV prevention.

Controversial HIV Prevention Drug Is 'A Good Thing,' Says Longtime AIDS Activist

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Longtime AIDS activist Robert Levithan revealed his thoughts on controversial HIV prevention drug Truvada in an interview with HuffPost Live this week...

How's Your (Sexual) Health

Dana Van Gorder | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Van Gorder

Sexual health is about much more than avoiding the possible negative consequences that can come from sex; it is about overall well-being, about caring for ourselves and others.

Where's My Hammer? Did You See My Blusher?

Matthew Rose | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Rose

It's been five years since I began my journey into the field of HIV prevention advocacy. And since the beginning, the metaphor of a "toolbox" or "makeup bag" for HIV prevention has stuck with me.

BB and Me: Close Calls

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I remember how skinny Charlie was when he took off his clothes to hop into Randy's hot tub. He'd clearly lost weight while he was sick, and his developing man-muscles were much more defined now. His small frame, with its taught skin and toned muscles, both alarmed me and titillated me.

Talking About Hepatitis B and HIV: Working to End the Stigma

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Co-authored by Isha Weerasinghe, AAPCHO hepatitis B policy fellow Have you ever felt like you could be in someone else's shoes? That's what Mei felt ...

HIV Can End

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Despite the tantalizing headlines about this or that new possible cure, I do not believe that HIV will be solved by the magic wand of science.

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

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay 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...

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.

Health Officials Encourage Use Of Pill For HIV Prevention

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO, May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Wednesday issued new recommendations urging healthcare workers to consider offering an HIV prev...

My 10 Years of Living With HIV in Nigeria

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Adebisi Alimi

On that morning in May, I had just arrived at the conference when friends asked if I had ever been tested for HIV.

Selling Circumcision for HIV Prevention at the Epicenter of the Global Epidemic

Charles Ebikeme | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Charles Ebikeme

For Zimbabwe's most famous poet and musician, Albert Nyathi, poetry has always come first, but now he acts as a local champion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), hoping to inspire the men of his country -- both sons and fathers alike -- to undergo the procedure.

Soy Sauce: Great On Sushi And Maybe A Treatment For HIV

Newser | Posted 05.07.2014 | Weird News

Picture the soy sauce bottle on most sushi restaurant tables, yep, the one with the red or green top. Those omnipresent bottles are the product of the...

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...

The War on AIDS Is Not Over

William Lynch III | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
William Lynch III

The AIDS epidemic in America is still far too real. And the risk factors have taken on a new face: race and poverty.

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

Daniel O'Neill | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay 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.

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.

Marking a Scientific Milestone, and Celebrating a Gay Hero, in the HIV Epidemic

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The anniversaries marked on April 23 -- the 30th anniversary of the scientific discovery that unlocked the door to developing treatment for HIV, and the 20th anniversary of the passing of a key figure in gay America's heroic efforts will forever stand out in the history of the HIV pandemic.

21-Year-Old 'Humiliated' To Be Kicked Out Of Basketball Game Because Of HIV-Status

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact

Dakota Basinger was in the middle of a basketball game Sunday -- just a few minutes into the second half -- when the ref blew a whistle. The official...

Housing Works Is Helping to Heal the Human Race

Rebecca Pidgeon | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Pidgeon

Growing up in the eighties, I remember the media coverage about this new disease. A few brave people around that time started speaking out against the marginalization of this epidemic, and soon activist groups were formed.

Why This HIV Prevention Drug Is 'A Flame-Thrower On A Fuel Depot' Among Gays

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among...

CDC Locks Out Black Providers in New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement

Phill Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices
Phill Wilson

On March 19, the CDC awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations Not one of the new CDC grantees is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out of leading technical assistance and capacity building in this country for the next five years.

Beyond "Poz" and "Neg": Five HIV Statuses, Plus a New One

Renato Barucco | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

To have a meaningful conversation about HIV status, people should corner intentions and sexual partners in the realm of actuality, by keeping it to-the-point and asking the following questions.