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Decline in New HIV Infections in D.C. Points to Effectiveness of Treatment as Prevention

Over the past decade, the District of Columbia has seen more than a 74% decrease in the number of new HIV infections, from 1,333 new cases in 2007 to 347 in 2016. What's behind this decrease?

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HIV Vaccine Shows Over 50% Protection Against Multiple HIV Strains in Initial Animal Testing

A new HIV vaccine candidate has shown over 50% effectiveness in preventing transmission of an HIV-like virus in monkeys, according to a recent animal study.

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Surprise FDA Approval of Generic Truvada Is a 'Wakeup Call' for Activists

The surprise approval of generic Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 9 left patients, advocates and doctors scrambling to understand exactly when the generic will become ava...

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What to Expect When Getting an HIV Test: An Expert Explains

The thought of getting an HIV test can be intimidating or scary. But with a little bit of knowledge about what to expect and basic information on HIV, you can be more confident and comfortable when you get tested.

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HIV Testing: A Portal for Treatment and Prevention

As we observe National HIV Testing Day, "it's important to look at ways to leverage HIV testing, whatever the result, to link more people to the services they need," writes Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC.

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Community Reactions on National HIV Testing Day 2017

Today is National HIV Testing Day -- a day when we emphasize the importance of knowing your HIV status. Knowing your status so you can act on it is part of why HIV testing remains important to this day.

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PrEP Has Become Part of My Life

"My partner is currently undetectable and I know the risk is low," Winnetka Collins writes, "but for me, being on PrEP just gives me a peace of mind."

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PrEP Is Becoming More Difficult to Access Through United Healthcare

As of July 1, United Healthcare will require prior authorization for PrEP for HIV prevention, and the use of their own mail-order pharmacy. This is complicated and confusing, says Benjamin Brooks.

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U=U: The Evidence Is In

If you are HIV positive, take treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load, you can have sex knowing that you won't pass HIV to your sex partner.

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Mississippi to Start Charging for HIV and STI Testing

What's up next for the poorest state in the United States, where communities are battling a mounting HIV epidemic with scarce resources? Fees for HIV tests. And no one thinks it's a good idea.