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We Need More Compassion Along with PrEP

CULTURE | By Dr. Chris Donaghue, Ph.D., LCSW, CST | Feb 29
We get viruses, infections, bacteria and germs from door handles, sick babies and the gym, so why does getting it from sex then become a "dirty," stigma-based experience? Hookup apps and PrEP aren't the problem -- the way we use them and treat sex is!

SF Readies Condom Campaigns to Reduce STDs

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 14
Messages about the use of prophylactics are returning as a way to combat rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV.

Love & Lust 2016: Two Years Later, the Bill Gates-Funded Condoms of the Future Are Stalled

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
The Gates Foundation recognized the need for a better condom and in 2013 announced a handful of grant recipients. Yet innovation seems to have stalled, and so far it appears little headway is being made.

APLA Champions Evidence of PrEP's Effectiveness

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 27
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and APLA Health & Wellness this week welcome the results from two major studies showing that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing new HIV infections among MSM.

Ask the Doc: Bareback Sex, PrEP & A Casualty of the Party

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 23
In this installment of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner looks at the real risks of PrEP with Truvada, including the risk that it won't work, and you'll become HIV-positive.

Trigg Labs Provides Safe Sex Kits to Over 300 Non-Profits

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 28
As World AIDS Day approaches on December 1, the team at Trigg Labs has reached out to keep their customers safe by donating 250,000 safe sex kits to various LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the U.S.

With Flavors Like Coffee and Mint, DKT Promotes Fun Condom Use

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 25
With fun flavors like coffee, mint and caipirinha, bright colors and textures, DTK International is promoting condom use by making safety fun.

Ask the Doc: Serodiscordant Couples and HIV Transmission

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Oct 24
In this installation of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner discusses the ramifications of a new study that found that HIV-positive guys with an undetectable viral load were not giving their partners HIV.

Condoms Make Splash at World Cup

SPORTS | By Norm Kent | Jun 20
Reuters News has reported that Brazilian health officials handed out condoms to World Cup fans in Sao Paulo last Friday, taking advantage of the games and festivities in the city to test people for HIV.

Will "Galactic Cap" Condom Make Sex Out of This World?

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 6
On June 1, backers of a revolutionary new condom took to Indiegogo to raise money for the development of the "Galactic Cap," a condom based on a completely new design.

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