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How PrEP Helped One HIV-Negative Woman Become a Mother Img

How PrEP Helped One HIV-Negative Woman Become a Mother

Poppy and Ted of San Francisco were ready to become parents -- even though Ted was HIV positive. After many disappointments, Poppy found pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Read about her journey.

Do HIV-Negative Gay Men Need Condoms if They're on PrEP? Here's What I Tell My Patients Img

Do HIV-Negative Gay Men Need Condoms if They're on PrEP? Here's What I Tell My Patients

PrEP is a game-changer in so many ways. One of the biggest changes is that we can reasonably start looking at risk in various types of sexual encounters. With real data, we can help people to begin to think about their risk in very clear ways.

PrEP Dissent Rooted in Gay Culture Shifts, Lower AIDS Mortality Img

PrEP Dissent Rooted in Gay Culture Shifts, Lower AIDS Mortality

It's about why men have sex with each other, how they have that sex and who gets to define those boundaries. It's about marriage equality, too. And it comes back to the consistent fight in the U.S. over sex and sexuality as they interface with morali...

From Routine to Sexy, More PrEP Options Are a Plus for HIV Prevention Img

From Routine to Sexy, More PrEP Options Are a Plus for HIV Prevention

"So much of the current language around PrEP is about its routine -- take it every day with your coffee. ... IPERGAY asked participants to take it a few hours before an anticipated sex act -- and that's pretty sexy, even if it's not the best option f...

Washington State First to Assist Those Seeking HIV Prevention Pill Img

Washington State First to Assist Those Seeking HIV Prevention Pill

HIV prevention doesn't need to put a hole in your wallet. For Washington state residents who want access to PrEP, the cost of Truvada can potentially be zero dollars thanks to a one-of-a-kind assistance program.

San Francisco Public Official Scott Wiener Announces He Is on Truvada for HIV Prevention Img

San Francisco Public Official Scott Wiener Announces He Is on Truvada for HIV Prevention

The first public official to come out as being on PrEP is from San Francisco, and he wants to erase the stigma associated with the prevention pill.

AHF PrEP Ad Controversy: What Do the Numbers Mean? Img

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...

New HIV Prevention Pill: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith Img

New HIV Prevention Pill: A Blog Entry by Justin B. Terry-Smith

According to the CDC (2014) Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV to help prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are also used, in combination with other medicines...

PrEParing for an HIV Revolution Img

PrEParing for an HIV Revolution

Two years ago on July 16, 2012, the Food & Drug Administration approved the first-ever pill to prevent HIV, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). To mark this occasion, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is thrilled to launch its PrEPare f...

Drugs, Fear and Loathing: Why Are So Few Getting HIV Prevention Drugs? Img

Drugs, Fear and Loathing: Why Are So Few Getting HIV Prevention Drugs?

It's clear that the U.S. is failing when it comes to HIV prevention. Infections are rising among gay men, and new biomedical approaches are either not being promoted or are actively discouraged by providers. The AIDS activist group ACT UP/NY has docu...