Top 12 HIV and Hepatitis Stories of 2012
“In our last issue for 2012, HIVandHepatitis.com reviews some the year’s major HIV and viral hepatitis news highlights. On the HIV front, U.S. treatment guidelines recommended antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all HIV positive people, Truvada was approved for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and HIV criminalization and cure research were highlighted at the International AIDS Conference in July. Promising findings were reported for several interferon-free oral regimens for hepatitis C, experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs showed good results, and the Affordable Care Act remained on track…”
read more at HivandHepatitis.com
“A few months before I started taking Truvada for PrEP, I got hit up on Manhunt by a gorgeousHIV-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 wouldn’t cum inside me. In all honesty, I blanched at his frankness.
For years, I had been telling friends (and anyone else who would listen) that choosing to only have sex with guys who think they’re HIV-negative wasn’t really an effective prevention strategy for guys in areas of the country like mine. Where I live, there are plenty of guys who think they’re negative who are actually positive because they haven’t been tested in eons. Transmission is mostly likely going to occur with these guys – not with guys who know they’re HIV-positive…”
via Frontiers LA
Anonymous asked: I just read something about Truvada (a new medication) that's supposed to prevent people from getting HIV when having sex with HIV positive partners.. I was wondering if you've heard of it and if there's any truth behind it?
Here’s a great post on POZ.com on everything you need to know about Truvada as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). I hope it helps!