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HIV Prevention and Transmission

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

Learn about the symptoms (or lack of them) of HIV infection, those of other viruses or anxiety, and those of advanced HIV (also known as AIDS). But remember, only an HIV test can tell you for sure if you have HIV.

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Survey Finds Alarming HIV Misinformation Among Young Adults

Despite advances in undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), this survey shows that lack of education drives lack of treatment adherence and HIV stigma.

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Advocates Say Young Men of Color Are at Risk of More Like Ed Buck

Race, money, and power seem to be at play in the growing crystal meth epidemic.

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In Singapore, an HIV Criminalization Case Tests the Country's Outdated Laws

The friend of an HIV-positive man jailed in Singapore argues that governments have a duty to protect people living with HIV from stigma and unfair criminal prosecution.

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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.

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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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Are STI Rates Rising Because of Our Successes in HIV Prevention and Treatment?

I was at a talk recently where there was a 'debate' that PrEP and U=U have led to higher rates of STIs. Is this true?

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"manscaping" before sex?

I have a question. I am a sexually active male and I like to "manscape" (my preference) so that I can look smooth. So I have been going to see "escorts" but before doing the deed. I manscape hours 2 before sexual activity. I practice safe sex. I use ...

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I am on PrEP and had sex with HIV positive undetectable

I am on prep and have been taking my meds consistently everyday. But recently I had unprotected sex with a guy who was HIV positive undetectable. Even though he told me it's undetectable but since I don't know him, I can't be sure. I have been very s...