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 […]
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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 […]
Gay, Straight, Bisexual, Trans: Who Should Take PrEP for HIV?
In 2012, the fight to end the HIV epidemic changed forever. A new medication called Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved by the FDA as an effective medication to prevent sexual transmission. The first form of PrEP for HIV was Truvada, a prescription medication that showed up to 99% effectiveness at preventing transmission. Although the drug was approved […]
What’s New with PrEP and Treatment for HIV?
These days, the news is often filled with stories about all the terrible things happening in the world. So, it is quite easy to miss some of the good news that’s out there – and thankfully, there has been a lot of positive developments regarding treatment for HIV. According to recent data from UNAIDS, nearly […]