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Author Archives: Emily Newman

A Call for San Francisco to End HIV Transmission

A Call for San Francisco to End HIV Transmission

, by Emily Newman

Are we doing enough to prevent new HIV infections? What else can we do? Dr. Robert Grant of SFAF speaks out. Read More

Deferred No Longer: Early PrEP Access Granted for PROUD Study Participants

Deferred No Longer: Early PrEP Access Granted for PROUD Study Participants

, by Emily Newman

UK PrEP study participants will be offered access earlier than planned after initial data analyses show that PrEP is “highly protective” against HIV. Read More

Drinking in Control

Drinking in Control

, by Emily Newman

How are alcohol, sex, and HIV transmission related? Expert Sarah Woolf-King tells BETA what drinkers can do to stay on the ‘upward limb’ of enjoyable—and safer—alcohol use. Read More

Serving the Gay Community: How Bartenders Hope to Keep Patrons Safe

Serving the Gay Community: How Bartenders Hope to Keep Patrons Safe

, by Emily Newman

How are gay bars looking out for their patrons? We spoke with the owner of a well-known bar in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood and a bartender at another popular hangout. Read More

Trust, Intimacy, and HIV Testing

Trust, Intimacy, and HIV Testing

, by Emily Newman

Partnered gay men are less likely to get regular HIV tests than single gay men. What role does trust play in this decision, and what resources are available to start those difficult conversations? Read More