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#31DaysOfPrEP: Ways to Spur Social Conversation

#31DaysOfPrEP

Day 30: Fighting the Increase of HIV Infections

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

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

Why shaming bottoms allows HIV to keep spreading.

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

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

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

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.

Day 28: PrEP is Not For Everyone

Ask a Doctor Why He Supports PrEP

Ask a Doctor Why He Supports PrEP

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.

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.

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