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HIV Fears Two Years After Unprotected Receptive Anal Sex: What If HIV Tests Were Wrong?

Two years ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone whose HIV status I don't know. I was tested at three weeks (with a fourth-generation test), and it was negative.

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I'm on PrEP, but I Swallowed Someone's Semen. Am I at Risk for HIV?

Q: I have been on PrEP for close to a year. A week ago, I sucked a person two times, they came in my mouth, and I swallowed twice. Now I'm super anxious, even though I'm on PrEP. What if I get infected?

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Features

Several HIV Vaccine Research Trials Are in the Works. Here's What You Should Know.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2019 falls on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough.

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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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HIV Rapid Testing & Treatment Must Be a Priority at Fulton County Jail

Georgia HIV activist Shyronn Jones decries a recent statement from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office that it had stopped rapid HIV testing for inmates because the practice was "antiquated."

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For HIV, Treatment is Prevention

The director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health talks about a newly published expert article explaining that sexual transmission of HIV can't happen if a person is on fully effective treatment.

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Stop Blaming PrEP for the Rise in STIs -- the Picture Is More Complex Than That

"PrEP must not be cast as the lone villain in the syphilis crisis, nor MSM engaging in chemsex cast as debauched vectors of transmission."

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States Innovate to Expand PrEP Availability and Uptake

As part of comprehensive efforts to reduce the number of new HIV infections, some states are innovating to make HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more accessible to individuals at high risk of HIV.

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The U.S. Takes a First but Long Overdue Step Toward Building a National PrEP Program

On Nov. 20, 2018, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a draft recommendation that could transform HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) scale-up in the United States.

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AVAC at HIVR4P: How We Carry On

"Every member of the AVAC team in Madrid was moved and motivated by the Madrid conference," AVAC writes. "We know the work is not easy, nor is the world."