Category: HIV

PrEP Guidelines Let Young Black Gay and Bi Men…

PrEP Guidelines Let Young Black Gay and Bi Men Fall Through The Cracks:

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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. 

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The AIDS crisis literally happened one generation before us….like my mom graduated from college around when it started. Let’s please stop pretending this is ancient history and that living members of our community are still affected by it.

I was born the year before antireretrovirals were released. I’m 23. And while those drugs slowed it down a lot and made HIV much more survivable, not everyone who needs them has access to them, or to newer preventatives like PrEP and PEP—which means the crisis isn’t really over yet.

Its terrifying how often my mom says “i hope hes still alive” about gay men she used to know in college. Its real and its fresh in many peoples minds

Detained HIV-Positive Asylum Seeker Goes on Hu…

Detained HIV-Positive Asylum Seeker Goes on Hunger Strike:

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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 Advoca…

Meet the New Miss Universe—She’s an HIV Advocate!:

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“HIV/AIDS is a very big problem in my country, South Africa,” says Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Post–HIV Diagnosis Partner Notification Among …

Post–HIV Diagnosis Partner Notification Among Youths Needs Improvement:

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A new study identifies areas where the system can do better.

FDA Approves Juluca, the First Two-Drug HIV Re…

FDA Approves Juluca, the First Two-Drug HIV Regimen:

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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 an…

Elton John on Who Inspired Him to Get Sober and Fight AIDS [VIDEO]:

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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. 

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David Ernesto Munar has been the president and CEO of Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBT organizations providing health and social services, in Chicago since 2014.

POZ recently spoke with Munar for our October/November issue. 

Here’s a bit of what he had to say: 

For our clients, the discussion is about integrating their sexual wellness with their relationships and their entire health outlook. We’ve seen an enormous interest in PrEP, and that’s really changing the way people think not only about HIV but also about their own sexuality and sexual wellness. It’s making people think about primary care in a way they never had before. We’ve also seen an enormous increase in STI testing. We want to help our clients prevent HIV and other STIs, but we also want our clients not to carry any shame if they are exposed to or infected by an STI.

Creating an App to Help Transgender Women Stay HIV Negative

Creating an App to Help Transgender Women Stay HIV Negative:

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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

Why AIDS Film “BPM” Has So Many Love Scenes—and So Much Dancing:

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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).