Damon L. Jacobs is a New York-based licensed marriage and family therapist and HIV prevention specialist who focuses his work on health, love, Social Justice and pleasure. Through his clinical practice, Damon has helped hundreds of couples and individuals create joyful and peaceful relationships. He is also the author of the books Rational Relating and Absolutely Should-Less.

He is best known for championing the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through his work in the media including MSNBC, NPR, Vice TV, Here! TV, as well as The New York Times, USA Today, Out magazine, and many more. He is featured as one of "35 Leading HIV Activists" by The Advocate Magazine, one of the "12 Influential Voices in HIV/AIDS for 2015" by Healthline Magazine, part of the "HIV Heroes" series through Metrosource Magazine, and one of the "10 Most Captivating Voices of 2014" by HIV Equal. His trainings have helped thousands learn practical skills for successfully implementing PrEP and increasing adherence. To speak with Damon about counseling, speaking engagements, or media appearances, please contact Damon@DamonLJacobs.com or call 347-227-7707.

Categories Covered:HIV Risks and Symptoms, HIV/AIDS Statistics, HIV Prevention for People With HIV, HIV Prevention and Transmission, Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV Prevention Methods, Conceiving and Having a Baby, Mental Health, Living Well With HIV, Non-Medical HIV Prevention, Gay Men, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Physical Health Issues, HIV Stigma and Discrimination, HIV Treatment and Medical Care

Latest by Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.

First U.S. Failure of Truvada as PrEP Is Reported at IDWeek

A poster presentation at IDWeek in San Francisco revealed that a 21-year-old Latinx man has acquired HIV despite consistently high adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But is it of concern?

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

Reported 'PrEP Failure' in Thailand May Be a Result of Missing Acute HIV Infection: Here's What You Need to Know

The Infectious Diseases Society of America reported on June 29, 2018, that a new HIV acquisition had been found in a person using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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

Reported PrEP 'Failure' Most Likely a Lack of Proper Testing and Adherence

When is a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) failure actually a provider failure? And how do we tell the difference?

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

'Curiosity About Any Failure of PrEP Is Healthy Because It Is So Extremely Rare'

"I will continue to say that using PrEP is protective against getting HIV and there are no guarantees," says Robert Grant, M.D., who says he is focused on making access and use of PrEP and HIV treatment easier.

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

HIV Infection Despite PrEP: 6 Things You Need to Know

We break down the information to address some of the top questions that HIV educators and care providers are likely to hear from people who are on PrEP, considering PrEP use or living with HIV.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T. and Myles Helfand