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PrEP use explodes across U.S. but Georgia lags behind

PrEP use explodes across U.S. but Georgia lags behind

The use of PrEP – a daily pill that prevents HIV – has exploded across the U.S., but Georgia lags behind other states in PrEP use, according to a first-ever interactive map that tracks usage across the country.    READ MORE »

Fulton partners with Morehouse to bring PrEP to campus

Fulton partners with Morehouse to bring PrEP to campus

The student health center at Morehouse College will soon be offering PrEP – the HIV prevention tool taken once per day ­– to students thanks to funds and training from Fulton County and Kaiser Permanente.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta men can help test promising new PrEP
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Gay Atlanta men can help test promising new PrEP

Gay Atlanta men who PrEP and sex can help a study that's investigating a promising new HIV drug that could eventually be PrEP 2.0 – a daily HIV prevention regimen with fewer side effects.    READ MORE »

Fulton fights HIV by opening no-cost PrEP clinic

Fulton fights HIV by opening no-cost PrEP clinic

Fulton health officials openly embraced PrEP for HIV prevention on Friday, launching a new clinic for the once-a-day pill to combat the virus among high-risk groups, including gay men.    READ MORE »

This new PrEP ad leaves slut-shaming behind

This new PrEP ad leaves slut-shaming behind

Finally, a sex-positive HIV prevention ad that battles the slut-shaming often faced by – and let’s be honest, sometimes perpetuated by – gay and bi men who have sex with men (MSM).    READ MORE »

5,000 Grindr guys spill the tea on PrEP
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5,000 Grindr guys spill the tea on PrEP

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of sexually active gay men who gets busy via Grindr, listen up. Even if you’re not, a new study by the app with an assist from the CDC is still worth a look.    READ MORE »

Chances are you don’t know jack about HIV

Chances are you don’t know jack about HIV

Listen up, gay Georgia. A statewide survey shows that our attitudes and perceptions – or misperceptions – about HIV are skewed to dangerous levels that make us fifth in the country for HIV diagnoses.    READ MORE »

No gay men got HIV in PrEP study. None.

No gay men got HIV in PrEP study. None.

Sorry, PrEP naysayers. The results are in, and science is winning. Whether you would use Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylactic or not, it successfully prevented HIV transmission in a real-world study of gay men.    READ MORE »

It’s time to drop gay Atlanta’s barriers to PrEP

It’s time to drop gay Atlanta’s barriers to PrEP

PrEP, prophylactic treatment that prevents HIV infection, should be made accessible to every single person in the U.S. who is at risk for HIV infection. This should be the primary goal of gay activism in the next decade.    READ MORE »

Here’s why this gay Atlantan won’t take PrEP

Here’s why this gay Atlantan won’t take PrEP

Atlanta author and longtime sex advice columnist Michael Alvear is no stranger to controversy. Now the “Need Wood” writer dives headlong into the PrEP debate and says he refuses to take it.    READ MORE »

Why can’t gay men stick to PrEP regimen better?

Why can’t gay men stick to PrEP regimen better?

An encouraging decline in HIV rates was skewered by an exception for gay men. Now PrEP possibilities get dampened with news that gay men aren’t adhering to the regimen as consistently as everyone else.    READ MORE »

Legacy: #PrEPworks and we’re taking sides

Legacy: #PrEPworks and we’re taking sides

When it comes to the little blue pill, gay men are in a house divided. Amid controversy over using HIV drug Truvada as an HIV preventative, Legacy comes out in favor of adding the pills to gay men's arsenals.    READ MORE »

AID Atlanta: #PrEPworks and we’re using it

AID Atlanta: #PrEPworks and we’re using it

When it comes to the little blue pill, gay men are in a house divided. Amid controversy over using HIV drug Truvada as an HIV preventative, AID Atlanta comes out in favor of it and adds the pills to its arsenal.    READ MORE »

Enjoy your butt sex. And Truvada, too.

Enjoy your butt sex. And Truvada, too.

If I was a top, I never would consider Truvada. But I'm not. So let's talk about HIV and butt sex, Truvada and PrEP. But without any slut-shaming asshole telling you what you should do with your body.    READ MORE »

Is this little blue pill the new condom for gay men?

Is this little blue pill the new condom for gay men?

Pop a blue pill once a day and cut your HIV infection risk by up to 92 percent. That’s the amazing promise of pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP for short, with the HIV med Truvada.    READ MORE »

 
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