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HIV Self-Care and COVID-19: Lessons for the Future of the HIV Response

COVID-19 has shown that patients are more than capable of taking a bigger role in their health care. How does that translate to HIV care?

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Decriminalization Is the Radical HIV Prevention Strategy We Need

You've heard of TasP, PrEP and other acronyms on HIV prevention. Here, activist Jason Rosenberg discusses "DasP," or "decriminalization as prevention" and why it could be helpful in the fight against HIV.

By Jason Rosenberg
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No-BS Basics on HIV Prevention

Thanks to decades of extensive scientific research, we now have extremely reliable ways to prevent HIV transmission. Here’s a breakdown of the tools you can use to prevent HIV.

By Sony Salzman and Myles Helfand
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HIV Transmission and Risk: Separating Fact From Fiction

We dish truth and dispel myths about how HIV infects people, and how the virus is—and isn't—passed from person to person.

By Sony Salzman
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Blessed Be the Bottom: How to Make Anal Sex Safe and Pleasurable

Bottoming expert Mason offers a guide for the anally receptive, to enhance your -- and your top's -- safety, comfort, and pleasure.

By R. Mason
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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.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.
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What Is the Future of the Female Condom?

The company that makes it says it switched the product from over the counter to prescription only because it doesn't sell. Advocates say that's because the company has never promoted it. Who's right?

By Tim Murphy
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HIV and Safer Sex

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What Safer Sex Is

Safer sex can be fun, exciting, and very pleasurable. It can make your sex more relaxed and sa...

By The Well Project
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Five Ways to Take Control of Your Love Life

Learning to talk about sex and navigate HIV helps you take the reins of your sex life and your sexual health.

By Nick Villarreal and Beto Soberanis for AIDS Foundation of Chicago
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Female Condoms, Used by Women and Men for HIV Prevention, Will Now Be Prescription Only

The oft-overlooked method may now cost as much as $20 per condom for the uninsured, if they can't get it through health departments or non-profit groups.

By Martha Kempner