In the US, over 30,000 people test positive for HIV every year (30,635 in 2020). HIV is a virus that is spread through certain body fluids and can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, or sexual orientation. With so many people at risk of contracting HIV, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) has been a revelation. Administered to […]
HIV and Hepatitis: What’s the Connection?
HIV and hepatitis are both conditions caused by a virus that can lead to severe health issues if left untreated. A virus spreads in the body by altering the genetic code of healthy cells to reproduce, meaning that it can quickly overpower the body’s immune system. It is interesting to note that 10% of people with HIV […]
What Biden’s Latest PrEP Funding Budget Proposal Means for You
Ever since PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) was approved by the FDA in 2012, it has certainly contributed to a decline in the number of new HIV diagnoses. Between 2008 to 2014, the number of new HIV cases dropped by 18% – and up to 56% amongst people using injection drugs. Source However, there are still millions […]
PrEP vs Condoms and HIV: Which One Prevents Transmission Better?
HIV transmission occurs through contact with certain bodily fluids, such as blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. HIV prevention methods can help to significantly reduce the risk of transmission during sexual intercourse. There are several ways to effectively safeguard from HIV transmission , such as using PrEP, condoms, and HIV prevention methods like frequent testing. The majority of […]