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Why Michael Weinstein Gets Blamed for PrEP Myths
October 31 2014 10:08 AM ET

Why Michael Weinstein Is Blamed for PrEP Myths

Michelle Garcia

Michael Weinstein was a pioneer in fighting the stigma around HIV since the early 1980s. So why are people so upset with his activism these days?

Op-ed: It Is Time to End Bottom-Shaming
October 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: It Is Time to End Bottom-Shaming

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Why shaming bottoms allows HIV to keep spreading.

Ask a Doctor: What's Stopping Us From Talking About PrEP?
October 31 2014 4:00 AM ET

Ask a Doctor: What’s Stopping Us From Talking About PrEP?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

So much contributes to why gay and bi men aren't talking about PrEP, including stigma and myths about its effects, says Frank Spinelli, MD.

Ask a Doctor Why He Supports PrEP
October 30 2014 6:48 PM ET

Ask a Doctor Why He Supports PrEP

Diane Anderson-Minshall

There's no doubt that Gary Cohan, MD, is a supporter of PrEP for HIV prevention, and here's how things would go if you were his patient.

October 30 2014 3:37 PM ET

Day 30: Fighting the Increase of HIV Infections

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October 30 2014 3:35 PM ET

Day 29: Why Aren't More People on PrEP?

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October 30 2014 3:33 PM ET

Day 28: PrEP is Not For Everyone

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October 30 2014 3:26 PM ET

Day 26: Prevention Takes More Than PrEP

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October 30 2014 3:22 PM ET

Day 25: Protection When it Matters Most

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October 30 2014 2:32 PM ET

Day 24: The End of the HIV Epidemic

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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.

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