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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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COVID-19 Exposed the Flaws in Our Government and Health Care Systems

There will come a time when science prevails, and the COVID-19 pandemic will be a painful memory. There are three lessons from the pandemic we should never forget.

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People Are Going off PrEP in the COVID-19 Era Because They’re Not Having Sex

Will they go back on, when and if this ever ends? And if it doesn’t, what happens to our sex lives?

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Coronavirus Has Made All of Us More Aware of Public and Personal Health

It’s safe to say that once this is all over, we’ll all have a better appreciation for public health, those in the public health workforce, and humanity.

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10 Questions and Answers About PrEP, the HIV Prevention Pill

We break down the no-BS basics on how PrEP works, how often you need to take it, what the side effects are, and how to know whether it's right for you.

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Some HIV Agencies Providing Housing for Vulnerable Clients Not Living with HIV

Some HIV organizations are coming up with innovative sources of funding to help HIV-negative people, especially LGBTQ youth, stay housed and healthy.

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HIV Testing: What You Need to Know

Whether the idea of getting tested for HIV frightens you, feels like a compulsion, or is simply something you’re curious about, remember that you have control over when and where you get tested.

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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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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.