PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative -- and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.
Healthcare providers rarely offer PrEP to women, and even then often only if women disclose that their partner is HIV-positive. A new Facebook group for women looking to take control of their sexuality and health intends to address the issue.
PrEP has only been approved for HIV prevention in a handful of countries so far. But that's not stopping people around the world from finding their own ways to get it.
"Last week's meeting of mostly gay African men devising advocacy plans for PrEP access felt long overdue, but also perfectly timed," Cindra Feuer writes.
The first NHPS will bring together leaders to focus on the implementation and infrastructure needed to turn the promise of the science of PrEP into an effective community-level HIV prevention option for communities of color.
What came up when providers and advocates chatted about reproductive health, research on new prevention methods and the impact of stigma in getting PrEP and other options to women (including trans women) and trans men?
PrEP dosing scheduled around sex may be an option for MSM and trans women whose main HIV risk is receiving anal sex, in particular those who have sex quite frequently and with some degree of planning or predictability.
"A number of barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake, use, and adherence have been identified -- cost shouldn't be one of them," write James Krellenstein and Jeremiah Johnson.
HIV doesn't discriminate -- but what's with the prescription blind spots when it comes to PrEP for, well, people who aren't (or aren't just) gay men? Heather Boerner reports.
AVAC's Kevin Fisher visited a PrEP demonstration project focused on female sex workers in in Dakar, Senegal, and provides this look at PrEP implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.