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PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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Truvada HIV PrEP Drug - Blue Gilead Sciences Pills
News Analysis

Descovy and Truvada Are Both Available for PrEP. But What's the Difference?

As Gilead pressures health care providers to switch to the newer drug, here's some information to make sure you can make the best decision for your health.

Timothy Ray Brown at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) in Portland, Oregon
News

The Berlin Patient, the First Person Ever Cured of HIV, on Taking PrEP: "I Want a Full Sexual Life"

Timothy Ray Brown, known as "the Berlin patient," has begun taking PrEP to make sure he doesn't have to deal with an HIV diagnosis -- again.

U=U rally.
News Analysis

The U=U Message Still Needs to Filter Down to General Public

'Undetectable equals untransmittable' holds promise for a decrease in stigma, but awareness and acceptability of the message tends to still be limited to the HIV community.

Facebook logo reflected in an eye
News Analysis

Misleading Ads About PrEP Are Threatening Progress to End the HIV Epidemic. They Must Be Removed.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a vital part of ending HIV, but ads targeting people to join lawsuits are planting needless fears in patients, three leading HIV specialists write.

Christina Garcia and Patricia "PJ" Nachman of TIN Rx
Interviews

To Combat LGBTQ and HIV Stigma, These Two Women Are Reinventing the Pharmacy

For people taking medications for HIV prevention, HIV treatment, STIs, or transgender health care, this couple -- in life and in business -- seeks to revolutionize the pharmacy experience at TIN Rx in San Francisco.

Customer giving medical prescription to pharmacist
News Analysis

What Needs to Happen Before California Pharmacies Can Sell PrEP and PEP Without an Initial Prescription

Pharmacists will increasingly play a role in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) access in California.

a bottle of Truvada on top of Truvada pills at pharmacy
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.

PrEP Posters
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.

Scientist holding slide with blood sample in lab
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.

Tony Christon Walker and Kathie Hiers
Interviews

Despite Stigma, Christian Right Values, and No Medicaid Expansion, AIDS Alabama Makes a Way

Poor, religious, and rife with racial inequality, Alabama embodies the challenges of ending the epidemic in the Deep South, where rural areas and young black men who have sex with men carry the HIV burden.