Articles tagged with: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP – How did I end up here? [Part 2]

published: May, 08, 2013 Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Guest Marc-André LeBlanc: “as a smart, responsible, well-informed, sexually active gay man with good self-efficacy and good access to healthcare and accurate information, I’ve come to the conclusion that PrEP makes sense for me at this point in my life.”

PrEP – How did I end up here? [Part 2]

Click here to read the first installment.   On April 5, 2013 I took my first dose of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). How did I end up in this situation where I feel like I need PrEP? As I mentioned in my previous post, a look back at the phases of my sex life gave me some clues about why PrEP makes sense for me now. After more than 20 years of being sexually active, I only recently found myself veering away from perfect 100% condom use. How did that happen? Ironically, this i

PrEP – Is this just a phase I’m going through? [Part One]

published: May, 01, 2013 Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Guest Marc-André LeBlanc is a negative gay man who is taking an antiretroviral drug, Truvada, as pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). In the first of three episodes he recounts his sexual history and why the decision to take the drug was right for him..

PrEP – Is this just a phase I’m going through? [Part One]

On April 5, 2013 I took my first dose of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  So many questions were swirling in my head at that point, and had been for weeks and months. As I was about to swallow my first pill, I gazed outside the window and wondered… • How did I end up in this situation where I feel like I need PrEP? • How is it possible that it was this easy for me to access PrEP when so many people don’t have access to ARVs to stay alive? • How did I go from being a

Learning To Fuck With Poz Guys

published: November, 21, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Jake Sobo ”has spent the better part of his adult life having as much sex as possible while trying to avoid contracting HIV, and started taking PrEP as a way to help him stay negative.” This is Part 4 in A Series on PrEP from PositiveFrontiers.com

Learning To Fuck With Poz Guys

This article by Jake Sobo first appeared in PositiveFrontiers.com   here and is republished with kind permission of the Editor-at-Large. (Thanks Alex).  Readers are encouraged to read the entire My Life on PrEP series on PositiveFrontiers.com.  A few months before I started taking Truvada for PrEP, I got hit up on Manhunt by a gorgeous HIV-positive guy who wanted to fuck me bare. He was frank about it, telling me that his viral load was undetectable and had been for years and that he w

Bob Leahy in conversation with CATIE’s Science and Medicine Editor, Sean Hosein: Looking at the Post-AIDS 2012 Landscape

published: August, 13, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, CATIE, Features and Interviews, Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Sean Hosein about the big HIV issues of the day like treatment as prevention, PrEP, home testing and whether AIDS 2012 has added to our knowledge of where to take them next.

Bob Leahy in conversation with CATIE’s Science and Medicine Editor, Sean Hosein: Looking at the Post-AIDS 2012 Landscape

Bob Leahy: Thanks for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com about IAS 2012, Sean. Did you enjoy going to Washington for the conference? Sean: Yes the conference was quite good. I know that you have questions about HIV transmission risk so why don't we get to that right away? OK. Sean, you were there. From this distance it didn’t appear we got answers to some of the big questions of the day like broadening  our knowledge of  what we learned in last year’s HPTN052  – and the impact of

Views from the front lines: Pre-exposure prophylaxis

published: June, 01, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality

CATIE asked four people who work within the HIV community to give their pesrpectuves on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

Views from the front lines: Pre-exposure prophylaxis

This article first appeared in Prevention in Focus , Spring 2011 edition, a publication of CATIE.  Une version française est disponible ici.  We spoke to four people with very different perspectives on PrEP. Dr. Mark Tyndall—Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa Dr. Peter A. Newman—Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Health and Social Justice Jody Jollimore—Program Manager, Health Initiative for Men, Vancouver, Brit

The once-a-day HIV Prevention Pill.

published: May, 13, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

PreP gets one step closer to reality. Truvada appears safe for HIV prevention, FDA says and may be approved for people at risk.

The once-a-day HIV Prevention Pill.

From The Associated Press via CTV News  WASHINGTON —  U.S. drug regulators on Tuesday affirmed landmark study results showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill can also help healthy people avoid contracting the virus that causes AIDS in the first place. While the pill appears safe and effective for prevention, scientists stressed that it only works when taken on a daily basis. The Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss whether Truvada should be approved for p

Canadian AIDS Society : call for participants

published: October, 25, 2011 Categories // Revolving Door

Advisory Committee Members Needed for a Curriculum Support Project Targeted to Canadian High Schools

Canadian AIDS Society : call for participants

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is looking for individuals and organizations to sit on an advisory committee for a new HIV prevention technologies curriculum project. New HIV prevention technologies include microbicides, vaccines, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medical male circumcision, and treatment as prevention. As this is an amendment to an already existing project, this is a six month commitment, with the project end date scheduled for March 31, 2012. A

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