Tag: HIV/AIDS

HIV Prevention Strategies

  Are HIV prevention strategies really something to be concerned about? In a new public service announcement produced by GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, celebrities including Nathan Lane and Neil Patrick Harris ask, “Why aren’t we talking about AIDS?” The PSA, which also highlights some startling […]

Unprotected anal sex is the highest-risk sexual activity for HIV transmission. Insertive anal sex (topping) is less risky for getting HIV than receptive anal sex (bottoming). Unprotected oral sex can also be a risk factor for HIV transmission, but it is a lower risk than anal sex.

HIV and Gay and Bisexual Men

Last updated 4/26/2016; last reviewed 4/26/2016)   Key Points In the United States, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are the population most affected by HIV. Among all gay and bisexual men, African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. CDC […]

PEP is intended for emergency situations. It is not meant for regular use by people who may be exposed to HIV frequently. Another HIV prevention method, called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, is when people at high risk for HIV take an ARV medicine daily to prevent getting HIV

HEALTH – PEP & PrEP explained

  Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) (Last updated 8/30/2016; last reviewed 8/30/2016) Key Points Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking antiretroviral (ARV) medicines very soon after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV. PEP should be started as soon as possible to be effective and always within […]

HIV/AIDS: The Basics

(Last updated 9/13/2016; last reviewed 9/9/2016) Key Points HIV is the virus that causes HIV infection. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV is spread through contact with the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of a person infected with HIV. In the […]

HEALTH – HIV

  Key to HIV Treatment Found in Human Blood A group of scientists from Scripps Research Institute (TSRI ) discovered that immune cells able to conquer HIV are present in the human body   Some people infected with HIV can produce antibodies that effectively neutralize many strains of the dangerous, […]

LGBT HISTORY – 1980s AIDS crisis – SURVIVORS MEMORIES

‘No one should die alone, and no one should be in the hospital on their death beds with family calling to say “this was gods punishment”. My friends and I, men and women, acted as a protective layer for ill friends, and companion to mutual friends juggling the same, difficult reality of trying to be there, and be strong when we were losing our family right and left. Difficult times, that should never be forgotten.’