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My Son Paid a Woman for Sex. What's His Risk for HIV?

My 22-year-old son recently informed me that he lost his virginity with a woman who charged him. He told me the sex was protected with a latex condom. He received unprotected oral sex as well.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

By Sony Salzman

Pressure Mounts on Truvada PrEP Pricing With Lawsuit and Congressional Hearings

"This isn't about you," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day. "We have legislated a system that allows [this] to happen."

By Tim Murphy

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

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.

Using Sign Language, New Video Promotes HIV Testing for Youth of All Abilities

It's the latest episode of Kikis with Louie, a groundbreaking LGBTQ video series produced by the nonprofit organization Advocates for Youth.

By Kenyon Farrow

Sticker Shock: PrEP Is Not Cost-Effective at Current Price, Health Economists Find

But a survey reveals that about a third of black and Latino gay men would be willing to pay more than $50 per month for a prescription.

By Sony Salzman

PrEP Pricing Is the Elephant in the Room at the CDC National HIV Prevention Conference

In a debate during a plenary session, Michael Saag, M.D., argued for more activism to make PrEP accessible to people who need it.

By Sony Salzman