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HIV Prevention Methods

PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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Q&A

Truvada vs. Descovy: Which Is Better for PrEP?

All over the U.S., people taking PrEP are being urged to go with Descovy instead of Truvada. Our HIV prevention expert answers the question: Is it worthwhile to make the switch?

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Interviews

In Tampa Bay, PrEP and U=U Education Are Needed Most for Young Men of Color and Transgender Women

“PrEP is our number-one priority, but it’s not easy. There’s a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there.”

Terry Smith and Ty Gaffney Smith of APLA
Interviews

Tackling HIV Racial Disparities in the City of Angels

Amidst skyrocketing housing costs and historic racial segregation, APLA expands its work to Black and brown neighborhoods.

Johanne Morne and Dr. Oni Blackstock
Interviews

Ending the HIV Epidemic Is a Team Effort. The New York City and State Health Departments Discuss Their Combined Work

Johanne Morne, M.S., and Oni Blackstock, M.D., sat down with TheBody to discuss their successes and their work to close the disparities gap.

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Interviews

In Baltimore’s Fight Against HIV, Making Sure Black Gay and Bisexual Men Don’t Get Left Behind

Baltimore has made a lot of progress when it comes to its HIV epidemic, but black gay and bisexual men aren’t seeing the same downturn in diagnosis rates.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: The Long Road to the End

Dec. 12, 2019: A lot of catchup to do before “Ending the HIV Epidemic”; the value of online HIV self-test distribution; viral suppression is about more than basic HIV treatment services; effect of hormone therapy on PrEP levels.

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News

Report: U.S. Must Act Fast to Reach HIV/AIDS Goals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that new HIV diagnoses have plateaued.

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News Analysis

This is How New York City Is Ending Its HIV Epidemic

What can other cities learn from it? And how can the city close its final gap?

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News Analysis

The Government's Free PrEP Isn't (Necessarily) Free

Ready, Set, PrEP expands access to pre-exposure prophylaxis meds, but it doesn't cover other costs.

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News

This Week in HIV Research: Resistance (Testing) Is Futile

Dec. 5, 2019: The value of pre-treatment drug resistance testing; resistance rates among viremic Americans; persistent pneumonia incidence among people with HIV; mixed HIV prevention results for the U.S. National HIV Strategy.