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 […]
Category: HIV Prevention
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 […]
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 […]
How to Access PrEP if You’re an Undocumented Immigrant
HIV can affect anyone regardless of their gender, nationality, or sexual orientation. But unfortunately, accessing proper healthcare is not always an option, particularly for undocumented immigrants in the US – and so there is often a higher correlation between HIV and immigration. Since they are not covered by insurance or Medicare, undocumented immigrants are not […]