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PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

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Q&A

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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News Analysis

New Campaign, Toolkit Gets Providers PrEP'd for Women

New York City aims to expand PrEP and PEP access by educating more clinicians that serve women.

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Interviews

New Website Helps People Trying to Navigate Their PrEP Options

A team led by Shannon Weber, M.S.W., has developed PleasePrEPMe, an online PrEP provider search and chat service.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Are Urgent Care Centers Prescribing PrEP? Researchers Explore the Answer

A new CDC study suggests that many urgent care centers in the U.S. still need to be made aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis and how to provide it.

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Men Who Have Sex With Men

Primary Care Providers Aware of PrEP in NYC Suburbs, but Report Barriers to Prescribing

Anthony J. Santella, Dr.P.H., explains why prevention efforts are lagging within the largest suburban HIV epidemic in the U.S.

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This Week in HIV Research: From PrEP to Treatment, There's Always More to Learn

April 18, 2019: lamivudine/raltegravir for PrEP; feminizing hormone may impact PrEP efficacy; why TAF has a better renal profile than TDF; the role of internet dating in HIV incidence trends.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

PrEP Use Is Correlated With an Increase in STIs, JAMA Study Finds

However, a number of leading clinicians argue that the results should not deter care providers from prescribing PrEP for patients who are most at risk for HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: Fentanyl Smooths the Path for HIV

April 4, 2019: what’s driving the HIV outbreak in northeastern Massachusetts; race-gender HIV disparities among Baltimore sex workers; high PrEP interest, low awareness among southern black women; naltrexone implants for opioid dependence.

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Men Who Have Sex With Men

Results of CDC-Funded Local Projects for MSM and Transgender People Unveiled at Prevention Conference

Project PrIDE demonstration studies in New York and Houston show that properly funded and well-designed outreach programs can impact a city's ability to provide better HIV services for underserved populations.

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Many Providers Are Biased Against Prescribing PrEP to People Who Inject Drugs

Health care providers often believe stereotypes that PWID are irresponsible and won't adhere to PrEP, according to data presented at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference.