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For PrEP 2-1-1 Dosing, the Information Is Often Bottom Up

While 2-1-1 or "on-demand" pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been approved by major public health agencies, doctors still face uncertainty in implementing it.

By Larry Buhl
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Viewpoints

This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.

By Armonte Butler
The Chase Brexton 'Fired Five'
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Catching Up With Chase Brexton's 'Fired Five': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The five managers who were abruptly fired last month without notice by Chase Brexton, Baltimore's largest healthcare provider to the city's most vulnerable populations, met in person for the first time since their dismissal.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
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The Human Toll of Chase Brexton's Union-Busting Efforts: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"With a union organizing effort underway by employees at Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore ... senior management evidently tried one of the oldest, and most cruelly transparent, tricks in the playbook," Mark S. King writes. "They fired managers ...

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?

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By AIDS InfoNet
Q&A: Ask the Experts

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the accuracy i...

By Bob Frascino, M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Costa Rica Lifts Ban on Gay Blood

Costa Rica Lifts Ban on Gay Blood Donations August 13, 2007 by Dylan Vox Los Angeles, CA - The United States is still under the antiquated rule that gay men are not allowed to donate blood because of the risk of spreading infectious disease. This mon...

By Bob Frascino, M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Blood Donation? (BLOOD DONATION)

Dear Dr. Bob: First, I want to comment on the recent post about you being an inconsiderate fraud. That person, truly does owe you a major apology. You're one of the nicest people via the internet, that I've ever met. You deserve a grammy award for th...

By Bob Frascino, M.D.
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Ask Dr. Jeff: Is There a "Morning-After" Pill for HIV Exposure?

Question: Is there a "morning-after" pill for HIV exposure? What can be done if someone is exposed to HIV infection?

Answer: This question is arising more often in clinical practice. First, it is important to differentiate exposure in an occupatio...

By Jeffrey T. Schouten, M.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now?

There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure to ...

By Mike Barr for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America