PrEP Guidelines Let Young Black Gay and Bi Men Fall Through The Cracks:
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other sources that identify individuals likely to benefit from Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are not sensitive or specific enough to identify many young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) at high risk for HIV, Reuters Health reports.
A high proportion of individuals in a long-term cohort whom guidelines would not have indicated were at high risk for the virus contracted HIV over the course of a recent study.
Detained HIV-Positive Asylum Seeker Goes on Hunger Strike:
The gay Venezuelan claims he was denied medical care, including his HIV regimen, in the ICE-run processing center.
Meet the New Miss Universe—She’s an HIV Advocate!:
“HIV/AIDS is a very big problem in my country, South Africa,” says Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
FDA Approves Juluca, the First Two-Drug HIV Regimen:
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an HIV treatment regimen that contains only two antiretrovirals (ARVs), instead of the standard three or more drugs. Juluca (dolutegravir/rilpivirine), a combination of drugs from ViiV Healthcare and Janssen, is approved as a new option for people with HIV who have been virally suppressed on their current ARV regimen for at least six months.
Elton John on Who Inspired Him to Get Sober and Fight AIDS [VIDEO]:
Elton John marked the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation with a celebrity-studded gala at New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine that raised nearly $4.4 million.
Creating an App to Help Transgender Women Stay HIV Negative:
A federal grant will help develop an HIV prevention app called Transwoman Connected.
Why AIDS Film “BPM” Has So Many Love Scenes—and So Much Dancing:
Released in France, where it won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, the film BPM (Beats Per Minute) follows ACT UP Paris in 1992.
POZ spoke with Robin Campillo, the movie’s director and cowriter, who was a member of the AIDS activist group, and two of the film’s stars, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (who plays Sean, an HIV-positive activist) and Arnaud Valois (Nathan, Sean’s HIV-negative lover of sorts).