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Is PrEP the End of HIV in the U.S.?
October 30 2014 8:00 AM ET

Is PrEP the End of HIV in the U.S.?

Sunnivie Brydum

Among a community that has for nearly 30 years preached the singular gospel of condom use, a change in tune — or more accurately, a harmony added to that ongoing chorus — could have a substantial impact.

Study Shows 'On-Demand' PrEP to Drastically Reduce HIV Infection
October 29 2014 4:49 PM ET October 29 2014 7:05 PM ET

STUDY: 'On-Demand' PrEP Drastically Reduces HIV Infection

Daniel Reynolds

A French study has upended a widely held belief that PrEP, when taken only before sex, is ineffective in HIV prevention.

Wait, Truvada Isn't the Only PrEP?
October 29 2014 7:00 AM ET

Wait, Truvada Isn't the Only PrEP?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is a generic term — it applies to things like malaria drugs and such — but for HIV it's synonymous with Truvada. Turns out, it shouldn't be.

Getting Nostalgic With Annie Lennox
October 29 2014 6:00 AM ET

Getting Nostalgic With Annie Lennox

Jase Peeples

With the release of her sixth solo studio album, Nostalgia, Annie Lennox opens up about her place in history as an LGBT icon, the role of art in activism, and her hope for a label-free world.

October 28 2014 7:22 PM ET

Day 23: Resist the HIV Epidemic

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WATCH: PrEP and the Need to Stop Treating Trans Women as Men Who Have Sex With Men
October 28 2014 8:00 AM ET

WATCH: PrEP and the Need to Stop Treating Trans Women as Men

Katie Peoples

This short interview highlights the importance of trans women in HIV research.

You and Your Partner: Having the Conversation About PrEP
October 28 2014 5:00 AM ET

You and Your Partner: Having the Talk About PrEP

Gary McClain, Ph.D.

Talking about PrEP with your partner can open up a can of worms. Here's how to make the conversation as smooth as possible.

October 27 2014 12:18 PM ET

Day 22: A Tool in the Toolbox

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Does Hobby Lobby Have to Pay for My PrEP?
October 27 2014 8:00 AM ET

PrEP in a Time of Hobby Lobby

Matt Baume

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, gay men may be vulnerable to employers who would attempt to block access to HIV drugs.

October 26 2014 4:35 PM ET

Day 21: WHO Recommends PrEP

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October 26 2014 4:34 PM ET

Day 20: It Only Takes One Time

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October 24 2014 7:33 PM ET

Day 19: Peter Staley on PrEP

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