Topics :: HIV prevention

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In California, Startup Delivers PrEP to Your Door

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Apr 16
California residents can now get PrEP delivered to their door via Nurx, a web-based app that also provides birth control.

PrEP Failure Case Shocks at Confab

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Mar 5
PrEP dominated the news at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections last week in Boston, including the report of a rare failure to prevent HIV in a man taking daily Truvada.

Study Finds Anti-AIDS Vaginal Ring Partially Protects Women

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 23
In a new approach to HIV prevention, women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with an anti-AIDS drug once a month, according to two long-awaited studies from Africa.

Federal Budget Sustains HIV Funding, Requests More for PrEP

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Feb 20
Funding for domestic HIV services saw a modest increase in President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 - including a $20 million allocation for a new PrEP pilot program. Critics want more.

Santa Clara County, CA, Adopts Plan to End HIV Transmission

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 20
At its February 9 meeting the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a "Getting to Zero" initiative developed by the county's public health department.

Love & Lust 2016: Two Years Later, the Bill Gates-Funded Condoms of the Future Are Stalled

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
The Gates Foundation recognized the need for a better condom and in 2013 announced a handful of grant recipients. Yet innovation seems to have stalled, and so far it appears little headway is being made.

HIV-Positive Man Gets Years in Prison for Unprotected Sex

AIDS | Dec 24
An HIV-positive Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 33 to 66 months in prison for having unprotected sex with three women he didn't tell about his condition.

Santa Clara County Seeks to Halt HIV

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 19
Santa Clara County supervisors have asked their county health department to devise a plan to halt the transmission of HIV within the 15 cities under their jurisdiction.

1 in 4 Grindr Users Are on PrEP

AIDS | By John Riley | Dec 7
One in four men who have sex with men and use the app Grindr for those purposes reports being on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill regimen that protects against contracting HIV, according to a recent survey.

Gay Adult Star Turned HIV Educator

AIDS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 29
Rocco Steele lives with HIV. A gay adult performer and director, he is now having a second act as an HIV awareness educator.

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