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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.

By Sony Salzman and Myles Helfand

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

3 STIs That Barrier Methods Can’t Reliably Prevent

Condoms and latex barrier methods are a crucial component in curbing the spread of sexually transmitted infections, but they aren’t a free pass.

By Gigi Engle
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How to Avoid STI Transmission When Sharing Sex Toys

Toys are a fun and safe way to explore sexual play with yourself, one partner, or many partners, as long as you properly care for your toys.

By Gigi Engle
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This Health Care Provider Is Using TikTok to Teach Young Adults About Sexual Health

“I really believe that we can totally stop all new [HIV] infections in our lifetime,” says Natalie L. Wilson, Ph.D., D.N.P.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Having More Options Makes PrEP More Viable

PrEP in the form of injections, vaginal rings, or medicated anal douches can give people options that work with their sexual life and desires.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Most COVID-19 Vaccines Won’t Affect HIV Risk: Here’s What the Science Tells Us

The COVID-19 vaccines we're most excited about right now don't present any concern for HIV-negative people, experts say. But a specific type of vaccine in development could present a problem, especially in resource-poor countries.

By Larry Buhl
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Q&A

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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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.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.
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Interviews

Meet Michael Chancley, a Pomeranian-Loving Atlanta Resident Now Helming the PrEP Facts Facebook Group

The Facebook group "gives insight into what the community knows about HIV in general—and what it doesn’t know, which sometimes you can forget if you work in the field and never step out of your HIV bubble," Chancley says.

By Tim Murphy
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Mind & Body

Making a Checklist for a Complete Bill of Sexual Health

Being a sexually healthy person means more than just using condoms. Be sure to take stock with our complete sexual wellness checklist.

By Gigi Engle
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Interviews

This Trio Took Care of the Bronx’s Homeless Drug Users Through the Worst Months of COVID-19

Bronx Móvil’s Tamara Oyola Santiago, Alexis Del Rio, and Nelson Gonzalez combed the New York City borough at night in a rented car to give out clean syringes, food, water, sanitizer, and other essentials.

By Tim Murphy