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U.S. Begins to Fill Huge Data Gap on HIV Among Transgender People

Until recently, trying to find good information about HIV among transgender people was an exercise in frustration. New approaches are making a huge difference.

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NHPC 2015: U.S. Syringe Funding Ban Impedes HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention

Presenters at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) emphasized that sterile syringe access prevents HIV and hepatitis C transmission, yet the U.S. continues to ban use of federal funds for this purpose.

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PrEP Research: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Whether it's for gay men, women or transgender individuals, research on PrEP for many populations is still underway.

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Hepatitis C: A Risk for Gay Men

Over a decade ago, doctors in Europe began reporting clusters of new hepatitis C infections among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. Today many believe that sex is a leading cause of HCV among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially those with HI...

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Promise and Peril: The New Hep C Drugs

Can a spoon full of sugar help this medicine go down? Liz Highleyman walks through the good and bad of the newest hep C drugs.

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AHF PrEP Ad Controversy: What Do the Numbers Mean?

A new campaign from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has kicked off another round of controversy about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how to interpret data from prevention studies. The AHF ad features a chart showing overall efficacy in eight...

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Real Talk: Undetectable -- The New Negative?

The risk of transmitting HIV when you have an undetectable viral load can be almost negligible -- especially when using other protection, like PrEP or condoms. What does that mean for the love lives of people with HIV?

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New CDC Guidelines: People at Risk Should Consider PrEP

Health care providers should advise people at "substantial risk" about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV infection, according to new guidelines issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The FDA approved Tru...

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"Raw Sex" -- Are the Rules Changing?

The "safer sex toolkit" is expanding, making condomless sex less taboo than it once was -- at least according to a group of gay men in San Francisco.

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Experts Debate: Is HIV Cure "Hype or Hope"?

At a mock trial held on the opening day of the 14th European AIDS Conference last year, two experts debated whether or not a functional cure for HIV is feasible in the foreseeable future.