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Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men With Our AIDS Tragedy

Mark S. King | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Lesley was my closest friend to become sick in the 1980s, and he fought bravely until his death from AIDS. I will not dig up Lesley's body and beat young gay men with his corpse. Lesley did not perish so that I could use him as a scare tactic. He wasn't a cautionary tale. He wasn't a martyr.

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.

Truvada Truths: The Money's in the Medicine

Steve Drum | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Drum

Truvada is just one of the family of HIV drugs produced by Gilead Sciences, which medicates about 75 percent of people treated for HIV, and all of those treatment regimens retail between $1,000 and $2,500 for 30 tablets.

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.

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 02.05.2013 | 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.

What May Help Military Couples Overcome Infidelity

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Following infidelity, most couples wonder: is there any way to recover from this injury to the relationship and save the marriage?

Truvada Whores?

David Duran | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay 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 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.

A New Turning Point In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

July 16, 2012 could be another major turning point in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Today the FDA approved a supplemental new drug application for the previously approved antiretroviral medication TDF-FTC, to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV by uninfected men and women.

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.

A Potential Game Changer In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay 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 12.24.2011 | Gay 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.

B. Jones Style: The Maxi Gets Preppy

B. Jones Style | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Loved this prep-ified maxi dress I discovered on the racks of Crossroads. Right now it's perfect for the late summer days, but come fall, I can't wait...

Children Of Divorce: Doomed To Split?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

One of the most troubling research findings is that children of divorce are more likely to divorce themselves. This seems unfair. However, it is imp...

Stubbs & Wootton Graffitis Store, Takes Prep to Street

Damaris Colhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Damaris Colhoun

Stubbs & Wootton founder and creative director, Percy Steinhart, gives loafers an edge with spray paint, Kanye, and a surfboard.

Can You Believe These Pictures Are More Than 40 Years Old?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Described by The New York Times as, "a treasure of fashion insiders," "Take Ivy" was originally published in Japan in 1965, setting off an explosion o...

Books I Can Do Without: Essential Must-Not Reads for Summer

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gina Barreca

Since it is just after Memorial Day, the same forces that tell us it is now okay to wear white pants tell us that we must begin making summer reading lists.