Many New York City school students, including the Muslim students who spoke to Mic, must pass through a metal detector every day.
"In 2011, the same year I lost my father to an AIDS-related illness, I lost my virginity to a man I barely knew. I also moved to Washington Heights in Manhattan, where the men appreciated my curvy body, and stumbled to find my footing both as a modern AIDS orphan and as a sexually liberated young queer."
While the HCV incidence rate among the HIV-negative gay men is much lower than the incidence rate among HIV-positive gay men in general, these findings add to the "larger dialogue about having sex without a condom while on PrEP," AIDSmeds said.
Who has the power to prescribe medications? In the ongoing struggle to cure the estimated 3.2 million people living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the U.S., the answer may not be who you think.
Emmy-nominated actor Zachary Quinto was recently named toOut magazine’s Out100, earning the distinction of Artist of the Year. In his interview, in which he gives a shout-out to Oscar Wilde, Quinto also takes a moment to call out the “tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community” regarding the rising number of HIV infections in young gay men.
Truvada has been approved for use as PrEP since 2012, yet we still haven't had two years worth of conversation around it. We have mostly AIDS Healthcare Foundation to thank for that – it has bankrolled a public smear campaign against PrEP that misrepresents sound research for no apparent reason.
For Washington state residents who want access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, the cost of Truvada can potentially be zero dollars thanks to the state's PrEP Drug Assistance Program (PrEP DAP).
In his recent Slate article "Is Unprotected Anal Sex Ever OK?," Mark Joseph Stern argued that unprotected anal sex should be seen as a "perquisite" for monogamous couples. The article was a response to a CDC report noting a rise in rates of unprotected anal sex among men who have sex with men, a report that has led many public-health experts and activists to adopt a harmful tone of finger wagging that completely undercuts what is a central message in health activism: We all have a right to a full life that includes smart, fun, and safe sex.