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AIDS United Public Policy Committee Calls for Scale-Up of PrEP

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 16, 2014
The AIDS United Public Policy Committee, the largest national coalition of ASOs, calls for the scale-up of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

A Sex-Positive Advocate Shares Why She's Taking PrEP

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 15, 2014
Sex-positive Julie Lynn shares her thoughts on why she's keeping herself HIV-negative by taking PrEP.

Kaiser PrEP Users See No New HIV Infections

By Liz Highleyman | Thursday Dec 11, 2014
No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 Kaiser Permanente members using pre-exposure prophylaxis -- better known as PrEP -- but condom use appears to be declining among a subset of gay men.

Ask the Doc: PrEP Redux

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Nov 21, 2014
In this week's "Ask the Doc" column, Dr. Howard Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS, once again addresses questions about PrEP, including whether it can work in small doses, and why some people are against it.

APLA Launches Groundbreaking PrEP Program

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
Yesterday, APLA Health & Wellness launched their groundbreaking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program at the Gleicher/Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills.

Zachary Quinto Calls Out Gays on 'Irresponsibility' on AIDS, PrEP Use

Monday Nov 17, 2014
In a recent article published by Out Magazine naming actor Zachary Quinto Artist of the Year the outspoken actor took advantage of the accolade to call out gays for being complacent about the AIDS crisis and for using PrEP as a measure for preventing HIV.

AHF Clinic Will Offer PrEP Prescriptions

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Nov 8, 2014
The head of Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation may be against PrEP, but its new health care center in the Castro will provide prescriptions for Truvada, the medication used to prevent HIV, agency officials said.

Ask the Doc: Serodiscordant Couples and HIV Transmission

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Oct 24, 2014
In this installation of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner discusses the ramifications of a new study that found that HIV-positive guys with an undetectable viral load were not giving their partners HIV.

HRC Promotes Use of Truvada for PrEP

By David Crary | Saturday Oct 18, 2014
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

GMHC Asks 'What Does PrEP Mean for Women?'

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Oct 10, 2014
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, GMHC will hold a community discussion on women and HIV titled, "PrEP Rally 4: What Does PrEP Mean for Women?" The event will discuss the impact of PrEP on women, and will discuss public policy work at the city and state level.

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