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Why Don’t More Folks Take PrEP Where It’s Needed Most?

As POZ readers well know, the Deep South is our country’s ground zero for HIV. In fact, nearly 52 percent of the 38,739 new HIV cases in 2017 occurred in Southern states, and the groups at greatest risk of contracting the virus include young gay, bisexual and transgender people of color. And yet one of… Read More »

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HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States increased significantly between 2014 and 2017, according to research published in the 1 November edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The study also showed that PrEP was… Read More »

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Substantial gaps in PrEP care continuum for trans women in San Francisco

Only a third of trans women in San Francisco have talked to a healthcare provider about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and just 12% are taking it, Albert Liu of the San Francisco Department of Public Health told the HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid last week. Gay and other men who have sex… Read More »

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