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I’m Restarting PrEP After a Few Months Off. How Long Before It Can Protect Me From HIV?

An approach called "on-demand" or "2-1-1" dosing can quickly bring PrEP up to highly protective levels.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.
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Many Brave the Cold Winds for New York City's 20th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

"Let these names burn in your heart to fuel your desire to live."

By Tim Murphy
 U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 5, 2019 in New York City.

Kamala Harris Announces New Bill to Expand PrEP Access

The PrEP Access and Coverage Act would guarantee insurance coverage for PrEP and fund PrEP for the uninsured.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Will Recent Gilead Patent Concessions on Truvada Lower PrEP Prices?

Activists say this relatively small giveaway won't advance PrEP access or help end HIV in the U.S. the way a true price reduction would.

By Tim Murphy
Doctors Aren't Offering Young People PrEP. That Has to Change. Img

Doctors Aren't Offering Young People PrEP. That Has to Change.

For LGBT Health Awareness Week, educator Tyunique Nelson argues that PrEP education and access for youth have to be a top priority.

By Tyunique Nelson
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A Cheaper Alternative to Truvada Is Hitting the Market: Here's Why It Might Not Lower Costs

Barring the unlikely event that a U.S. entity puts time and money into comparative trials, Cimduo can't cut into the PrEP portion of the Truvada market.

By Tim Murphy
Surprise FDA Approval of Generic Truvada Is a 'Wakeup Call' for Activists Img

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...

By Sony Salzman
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Truvada for PrEP: How an HIV Treatment Drug Can Protect Against the Virus

The incidence of new HIV infections has remained stable since the mid-1990s at a rate of approximately 50,000 per year. Among those newly infected, African Americans, Latinos, and gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities remain disproportion...

By Heather Free, Pharm.D., and Joni Chang for Positively Aware
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Hold the Celebrations: Antiretroviral Drugs Not Promised to Prevent HIV: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

The news broke last week about the drug called Truvada, a blue pill that is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs, having shown to be effective in preventing the spread of HIV among men who have sex with men. It was presented in the New England J...

By Candace Y.A. Montague