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PrEP Can Save Lives

PrEP Can Save Lives 12.1

This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's theme for World AIDS Day is "Focus, Partner, Achieve: an AIDS-Free Generation". In working towards that effort, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective, safe, and critical. PrEP is a daily pill to prevent HIV Infection, and is a powerful tool in HIV prevention practices. When taken as prescribed, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by 92%. To learn more about PrEP, visit the CDC's PrEP webpage.
For World AIDS Day, the Education Center has produced this graphic: PrEP Can Save Lives.Click here for a full-size version.

 

HIV treatment, awareness lacking among U.S. gay, bisexual men

Education Center Faculty Dr. Ken Mayer talks on the importance of keeping HIV/AIDS in the minds and conversations of gay and bisexual men. He is quoted in an article released today by Reuters, "HIV treatment, awareness lacking among U.S. gay, bisexual men".

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and is used to direct attention to the continuing and disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focuses on progress made in HIV positive MSM along the contiuum of HIV care.

Read the report here.

New Clinical Brief Now Available! Hepatitis C Infection in HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex with Men

Hep C CoverApproximately 3.2 million individuals in the United States are infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. While injection drug use is the most common mode of transmission, growing evidence indicates that the virus is also being spread through sexual contact, particularly among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). In this clinical brief, we review what is known about the epidemiology of HCV among HIV-infected MSM, as well as current screening, treatment, and prevention recommendations for HCV.

View/Download the brief

 

 

 

 

 

 


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