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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

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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"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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Hepatitis C

Treating Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B

Treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has not advanced as fast as HIV and hepatitis C therapy in recent years, but approval of new drugs has led to higher response rates.

Nucleoside/nucleotide analogs are the mainstay ...

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Substance Use

Smoking and Your Health: How to Quit (and Why You Should)

Smoking as a Public Health Issue Health Hazards of Smoking Smoking, HIV, and HAART Benefits of Quitting Kicking the Habit How to Quit A Word About Weight Gain Tools for Quitting Conclusion Smoking Cessation Resources Selected So...

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HIV Prevention That Goes Beyond A, B and C

Introduction New Prevention Technologies HIV Vaccines Microbicides Male Circumcision Role of Sexually Transmitted Infections Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment for All Tribulations of Trials Conclusion: Overcoming Barriers

New Ap...