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Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.

Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.

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Damon L. Jacobs is a New York-based licensed marriage and family therapist and HIV prevention specialist who focuses his work on health, love, Social Justice and pleasure. Through his clinical practice, Damon has helped hundreds of couples and individuals create joyful and peaceful relationships. He is also the author of the books Rational Relating and Absolutely Should-Less.

He is best known for championing the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through his work in the media including MSNBC, NPR, Vice TV, Here! TV, as well as The New York Times, USA Today, Out magazine, and many more. He is featured as one of "35 Leading HIV Activists" by The Advocate Magazine, one of the "12 Influential Voices in HIV/AIDS for 2015" by Healthline Magazine, part of the "HIV Heroes" series through Metrosource Magazine, and one of the "10 Most Captivating Voices of 2014" by HIV Equal. His trainings have helped thousands learn practical skills for successfully implementing PrEP and increasing adherence. To speak with Damon about counseling, speaking engagements, or media appearances, please contact Damon@DamonLJacobs.com or call 347-227-7707.

Latest by Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.

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Can I Be Re-Infected With Another Strain of HIV Through Oral Sex?

Doctors have speculated on the possibility of a "superbug" or a "superinfection" since HIV was discovered in the 1980s. But are these concerns legitimate and valid in real-world situations?

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My Son Paid a Woman for Sex. What's His Risk for HIV?

My 22-year-old son recently informed me that he lost his virginity with a woman who charged him. He told me the sex was protected with a latex condom. He received unprotected oral sex as well.

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HIV Fears Two Years After Unprotected Receptive Anal Sex: What If HIV Tests Were Wrong?

Two years ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone whose HIV status I don't know. I was tested at three weeks (with a fourth-generation test), and it was negative.

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I'm on PrEP, but I Swallowed Someone's Semen. Am I at Risk for HIV?

Q: I have been on PrEP for close to a year. A week ago, I sucked a person two times, they came in my mouth, and I swallowed twice. Now I'm super anxious, even though I'm on PrEP. What if I get infected?

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Has Anyone Gotten HIV When They Were on PrEP?

One of the persisting fears people may have when starting PrEP is wondering whether a risk remains of contracting HIV while on PrEP without using an additional barrier method.

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Are STI Rates Rising Because of Our Successes in HIV Prevention and Treatment?

I was at a talk recently where there was a 'debate' that PrEP and U=U have led to higher rates of STIs. Is this true?

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"manscaping" before sex?

I have a question. I am a sexually active male and I like to "manscape" (my preference) so that I can look smooth. So I have been going to see "escorts" but before doing the deed. I manscape hours 2 before sexual activity. I practice safe sex. I use ...

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Help me - condom didn't cover penis

i sent 2 email already but still missing the answer , pls help me , i very panic and worried about something i just know and iam very sorry about my english but pls help I have sex with sex worker, i used condom and my penis is uncircumcised and my i...

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I am on PrEP and had sex with HIV positive undetectable

I am on prep and have been taking my meds consistently everyday. But recently I had unprotected sex with a guy who was HIV positive undetectable. Even though he told me it's undetectable but since I don't know him, I can't be sure. I have been very s...

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Escort addiction and STDs

Dear Damon, My last sexual encounter was 3 weeks ago. This would mark my 7 sexual encounter in the course of one year. All of them have been protected vaginal and oral sex. In my last encounter, the woman licked my testicles for a few seconds and we ...