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Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.

 

Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.

 

Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

A Tampon-Like HIV Prevention Method for Women?So this is really cool: New research shows that tiny water-soluble electrospun fibers can quickly dissolve and deliver an antiretroviral to the vagina. They act as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and can act in as little as six minutes. Scientists say the cloth could also be used for various bacterial, fungal and other viral infections. 
Photo: Medical News Today

A Tampon-Like HIV Prevention Method for Women?

So this is really cool: New research shows that tiny water-soluble electrospun fibers can quickly dissolve and deliver an antiretroviral to the vagina. They act as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and can act in as little as six minutes. Scientists say the cloth could also be used for various bacterial, fungal and other viral infections.

Photo: Medical News Today

Research Highlights from the 20th International AIDS ConferenceFrom July 20 to 25, scientists from around the world presented all the latest research on HIV/AIDS for the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Here are some of their most major findings:
As global pandemic slows, most are still unaware of their status
100% efficacy for gays who adhered to PrEP; But most didn’t.
Sovaldi + Ribavirin show high cure rates for HIV, Hep C coinfected.
Those in poorer nations don’t drop condoms while on HIV meds
Treatment demand in poor nations continues to rise.
Donors only reach 7% of global harm reduction needs.

Research Highlights from the 20th International AIDS Conference

From July 20 to 25, scientists from around the world presented all the latest research on HIV/AIDS for the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Here are some of their most major findings:

Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs
In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.
But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.
Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?

Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs

In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.

But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.

Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?