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10 Common Fears About HIV Transmission

We've received tens of thousands of questions from people agonizing over HIV exposure. Uncertainty can be terrifying -- but many common fears don’t pose HIV risk.

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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.

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Community Outrage Leads LA to Restore Funding for HIV/STD Testing

After hearing that the Los Angeles LGBT Center wouldn't offer HIV and STI testing services for free, the community pushed back. Here's the story of what happened.

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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.

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Mixed-Status Couples

Treatment for Two: What Women Really Need to Know About Expedited Partner Therapy

A new way of treating sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can make it easier to prevent reinfection if your partner is reluctant to go to the doctor.

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Updated: Has Anyone Gotten HIV When They Were on PrEP?

One of the persisting fears people may have when starting PrEP is wondering whether a risk remains of contracting HIV while on PrEP without using an additional barrier method.

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Report: U.S. Must Act Fast to Reach HIV/AIDS Goals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that new HIV diagnoses have plateaued.

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This is How New York City Is Ending Its HIV Epidemic

What can other cities learn from it? And how can the city close its final gap?

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The U=U Message Still Needs to Filter Down to General Public

'Undetectable equals untransmittable' holds promise for a decrease in stigma, but awareness and acceptability of the message tends to still be limited to the HIV community.

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Three STDs Are at an All-Time High. And Not Because of PrEP or More Risky Sex

While many people want to blame more risky sex and less condom use on the age of PrEP, the real reasons STDs are rising may have more to do with decreasing resources and programs to fight them.

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Tips for Talking About Sex Toys in a More Honest Way

With mutual respect, support, and honesty, a conversation about toys can help you and your friends think about ways you can each increase your sexual pleasure.