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Day 26: Prevention Takes More Than PrEP

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

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

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.

Day 25: Protection When it Matters Most

Day 24: The End of the HIV Epidemic

Wait, Truvada Isn't the Only PrEP?

Wait, Truvada Isn't the Only PrEP?

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.

Day 23: Resist the HIV Epidemic

WATCH: PrEP and the Need to Stop Treating Trans Women as Men Who Have Sex With Men

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

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

You and Your Partner: Having the Conversation About PrEP

You and Your Partner: Having the Talk About PrEP

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

Day 22: A Tool in the Toolbox

Does Hobby Lobby Have to Pay for My PrEP?

PrEP in a Time of Hobby Lobby

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

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