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HIV Prevention and Transmission

PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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Gilead Sciences headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Foster City, California
News Analysis

Much Ado About Descovy

While many celebrated the FDA approval of Descovy for PrEP earlier this month, advocates wonder whether it will make biomedical HIV prevention more or less accessible to those most in need.

PrEP pill and glass of water
Features

For PrEP 2-1-1 Dosing, the Information Is Often Bottom Up

While 2-1-1 or "on-demand" pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been approved by major public health agencies, doctors still face uncertainty in implementing it.

Daniel Garza and Philip Yeager
Interviews

Creating "Compassionate Care for All" Is the Mission for Orange County HIV Organization

"We realized that if we still wanted to have this vision of ending the epidemic here, we need to address health care inequities in the LGBTQ community."

Jaron Benjamin, Lepena Reid, Bryan Jones, and Arianna Lint protest at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opening plenary session on Sept. 5
News Analysis

To 'End the HIV Epidemic,' Activists Demand Officials Involve Community in Planning

In a sign of growing frustration with the rollout of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic plan, dozens of activists stormed the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opening plenary session on Sept. 5.

several condoms in silver wrapping
Features

How to Conquer Your Fears and Talk About Safe Sex

Experts agree: Your health is important enough to ask for protection, and it might be part of your journey to empowerment.

Toraje Heyward
Personal Stories

How I Contracted HIV Is None of Your Damn Business

Knowing your status, and having the current information on treatment and care, is everyone's business, Toraje Heyward writes.

Screenshot from Carl Dieffenbach and Anne Rancourt Final IAS 2019 Video
News Analysis

Updates on HIV Treatment Advances and Other Notes From IAS 2019

NIAID's Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., joins Anne Rancourt to discuss some key takeaways from the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science.

Smiling man holding a banner reading "I AIN'T SORRY" during Stockholm Pride Parade
News

Racism and Homophobia in Health Care Settings May Reduce PrEP Uptake for Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men, Study Finds

Racial segregation and medical mistrust in Milwaukee may keep pre-exposure prophylaxis out of their hands.