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Before and After: PrEP and PEP

One of the more surprising discoveries of the last decade was that HIV meds could not only treat HIV infection, but also prevent it. Using these drugs soon after exposure to HIV has become an accepted practice, but using them before exposure remains ...

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Antes y Después: PrEP y PEP

Uno de los descubrimientos más sorprendentes de la última década ha sido que los medicamentos contra el VIH no sólo tratan la infección, sino además la previenen. Usando estas medicinas rápidamente después de la exposición al VIH ha sido una práctica...

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Beyond Condoms: HIV Prevention

In the past decade, since the advent of HIV combination therapy, we have made enormous strides in the treatment of HIV. Drug regimens have been simplified and pill burdens greatly reduced. Effective treatments for drug side effects have brought us cl...

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Why Is There Still No Vaccine for HIV?

When HIV was first discovered in the early 1980s, scientists were optimistic that a vaccine to prevent infection could be developed in a matter of years. Unfortunately, that optimism was misplaced, and HIV has turned out to be a tricky foe for vaccin...

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Can We Make Barebacking Safer?

I came to New York City, like many other gay men, looking for a place where I could be myself and escape the repressive, conservative, and homophobic society of my native Chile, where you can't talk about sex, period. What I actually found -- in the ...

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Beating Fatigue: How to Keep the F-Word From Running Your Life

By itself, fatigue is not a "disease." When persistent and severe, however, fatigue (feeling tired all the time, lacking stamina, having too little energy to do things) can disrupt one's life, interfering with daily activities, socializing, or fulfil...

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Positive Aging: What You Should Know

As we age, there are common body changes that often result in physiological vulnerabilities and medical conditions as well as an increased risk of illnesses and diseases. For people with HIV, there is the added complexity of hidden effects from the v...

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ADAP: State-by-State

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is a national program that was started by the U.S. government in 1987 to provide free or low-cost drugs to people with HIV who have limited financial resources. Generally, these are people who have an income th...

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The Future of HIV Prevention: New Tools, New Hope

Approximately 40 million people are currently living with HIV worldwide, almost 5 million of whom were infected in 2005. In addition to expanding the availability of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in developing countries, the scale of the epidemic re...

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Political Asylum for People With HIV

There are significant numbers of immigrants living with HIV in New York, receiving medical treatment and other services important to a healthy quality of life. Some arrived as refugees seeking asylum. Others, however, are not aware that in their nati...