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Author Archives: Emily Newman

FDA Set to Change Blood Donation Policy for Gay Men

FDA Set to Change Blood Donation Policy for Gay Men

, by Emily Newman

The FDA’s commissioner released a statement committing to changing the lifetime ban on blood donations for gay men. But some say the proposed new policy doesn’t go far enough. Read More

Starting the End of the Epidemic

Starting the End of the Epidemic

, by Emily Newman

From the RAPID program, to Magnet, one national publication illustrates how San Francisco gives hope to a nation longing for the end of HIV transmission. Read More

Members of Congress Speak Out: Year-long Deferral for Gay Men Still Unfair

Members of Congress Speak Out: Year-long Deferral for Gay Men Still Unfair

, by Emily Newman

The blood donation policy for MSM has been called outdated and discriminatory. Get an update on what’s happening to prompt change. Read More

Re-Thinking Risk Compensation: A Conversation with Kim Koester

Re-Thinking Risk Compensation: A Conversation with Kim Koester

, by Emily Newman

Kim Koester spoke with 60 men on PrEP to find out how their sex lives have changed. Read More

Getting to Zero in San Francisco

Getting to Zero in San Francisco

, by Emily Newman

One year ago, a consortium was formed in San Francisco to help the city be the first to reach zero new infections, zero HIV/AIDS deaths, and zero stigma. Get an update on what they’ve done—and what they’re still planning to do. Read More