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.

Categories Covered:HIV Risks and Symptoms, HIV/AIDS Statistics, HIV Prevention for People With HIV, HIV Prevention and Transmission, Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV Prevention Methods, Conceiving and Having a Baby, Mental Health, Living Well With HIV, Non-Medical HIV Prevention, Gay Men, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Physical Health Issues, HIV Stigma and Discrimination, HIV Treatment and Medical Care

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

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.

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

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?

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

"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 ...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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 ...

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

Unprotected anal as the bottom?

Thank you all so much for the information you out out on here!!! Had a possible exposure a few weeks back and researching tirelessly and there is so much info out there but also so much noise that it is very confusing!!! I was the bottom for unprotec...

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

Butt pain

While I was having sex My condom broke open I did not notice any symptoms But after 12 days I started feeling butt pain Below abdomen and above rectal This middle area is pain This pain comes and goes Could it be an std I got tested for hiv it came b...

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

Overseas intercourse gone wrong

Hi Damon, Thanks for this forum its a great help. I am a heterosexual male, on holiday in Bali (Indonesia) last week. During a night out I Met a girl originally from Kenya, one thing led to another & we went home (bank to my villa), during the interc...

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

PreP Top, Bottom Not...risk?

Hello, Approx 5 weeks ago I had unprotected insertive anal sex with a friend. I did not ejaculate inside. He claims to be neg but not on prep and said he was tested a month prior. I have been on PreP since Aug 18 and have not missed a single dosage. ...

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