Gilead Sciences made $3 billion selling the drug, used to prevent the spread of HIV, last year.
Like any new treatment, there may be misconceptions surrounding PrEP - but if we shy away from discussing it, we are doing a disservice to the thousands of New Yorkers who could benefit from it - particularly those who have a disproportionately higher risk of HIV infection
AIDS guilt for men of my generation isn't a thing so much as it is an implant. We're punished for that too, not by our peers but by our millennial friends, understandably not wishing to be defined by death.
Researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University unveiled a new website, www.preplocator.org, that
Unequal use of Truvada may worsen the disparities between races in HIV rates, a study found.
Based on a new case, it is now known that consistent adherence to PrEP might not be enough to protect people from exposure to this particular HIV strain.
n November 2012, writer David Duran penned a piece on Huffington Post challenging the rush to embrace PrEP as a tool to combat
Gay men today have forgotten that history; they have fallen for the hype that they are just like everyone else except that they have sex with men. That semantic elision, as seductive as it may be, forgets that those in power can flick the switch from liberation back to oppression.
At a personal level, the decision to start PrEP is a bit more complicated. Let's look at some of the key considerations, questions and implications.
You protected him growing up, and talking about PrEP helps you protect him once he's out of the nest and discovering who he is.
I understand that we do not fear HIV like we used to; however, this does not mean we should outright dismiss other STIs because they are easily treatable.
The majority of the statistics that are/were reality for Black gay men are out of their direct control. We have minimal impact on the environment in which we are raised and the types of prejudice we face during an interview or in the Board Room. But today, one of those predicted hurdles that must be continually overcome can be crossed off the list.
Have you ever looked at your life and realized that you are, in one way or another, just a statistic? Growing up as a Black gay man in America, you are inundated with statistics about who you are.
An unnamed Massachusetts resident is suing an Omaha insurance company after he was denied long-term care insurance because
I began to see him less as a bogey man, and more of a human being. He had HIV, but he was perfectly healthy. Just like me, he took one pill a day. Essentially I was living his life, but taking a pill to prevent the virus from attaching itself to me.