Topics :: Truvada

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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.

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.

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.

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.

PrEP Is Safe and Effective, Even For Those Who Miss Doses

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
An exciting and late-breaking development at the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne revealed findings published in Lancet Infectious Diseases that show that PrEP is safe and effective at preventing HIV infection.

HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus.

Ask the Doc: Gov. Cuomo Endorses PrEP for HIV Prevention

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The latest news on HIV comes alive in this week's installment of our popular Ask the Doc column.

Ask the Doc: Dangers of PrEP-Only Prevention

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Dr. Howard Scheiner looks again at PrEP with Truvada, the pros and cons of the regimen, and other risks that come with unprotected sex, like anogenital warts, anal cancer, HPV, STDs and Hepatitis C.

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