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Conference Coverage

Gilead Announced It Will Donate 2.4 Million Bottles of Truvada for PrEP. Here's How It Will Work.

Gilead Sciences is working with the federal government to roll out its pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) donation program. Here, we detail what we know so far about how this will be implemented.

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Conference Coverage

Black Women in Atlanta Need More PrEP Access. Researchers and Advocates Are Working to Make This a Reality.

While most pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) campaigns focus on gay and bisexual men, Fulton County Board of Health officials and advocates look for solutions to get PrEP to black women.

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News

Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: U=U Grows Ever Stronger

Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.

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Conference Coverage

Obamacare Health Plans Increase HIV Viral Suppression Rates Better Than Ryan White Drug Coverage

Giving health coverage to people with HIV seems to increase viral suppression. But the future of health coverage gains in the U.S. is uncertain.

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Conference Coverage

Grindr Users Take PrEP More and Have Lower HIV Rates, but Have Higher Rate of STIs Than Men Not on the App

Gay and bisexual men who used Grindr were having more sex acts associated with increased risk, but were more likely to use PrEP or be open to it, which translated to lower HIV incidence.

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News

FDA Approves Descovy for PrEP, but Only for Cisgender Men and Transgender Women

The FDA approved the fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide for PrEP, but advocates hope to see more research on the HIV prevention drug's efficacy for receptive vaginal sex for cisgender women and transgender men.

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Features

Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

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Conference Coverage

IDWeek 2019: What to Expect at This Year's Conference

We're covering the latest news and research from this major interdisciplinary meeting on infectious diseases, which takes place in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.

U=U at USCA2019. Left to right: Deondre Moore, Bruce Richman, Demetre Daskalakis, Victor Claros, Yonce Jones
News Analysis

The U.S. Congress Recently Recognized "U=U." Here's How It Happened.

This inspiring moment from the U.S. Conference on AIDS illustrates how relationships can produce results for advocates.