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Tiommi Luckett: Learning to live my truth more fully

Tiommi Luckett: Learning to live my truth more fully

, by Tiommi Luckett

After Tiommi’s HIV status was revealed in an online article, she decided to embrace her identity and speak up to end HIV stigma. Read More

Even with PrEP, HIV stigma & discrimination is still a thing

Even with PrEP, HIV stigma & discrimination is still a thing

, by David Duran

Contributor David Duran shares his experience with dating, stigma and importance of getting everyone on the same page about the effectiveness of PrEP, the power of treatment as prevention, and the realities of modern-day HIV therapies. Read More

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

PrEP paradox: Prevention & empowerment face off against sex shaming

, by Emily Land

Overall, PrEP users feel liberated by the freedom of knowing they are protected from HIV. But, a recent study reveals that some men who take PrEP experience stigma related to their PrEP use and the assumptions it elicits about their sexuality. Read More

Who knows about U=U? Awareness that undetectable individuals do not transmit HIV increasing, says new study

Who knows about U=U? Awareness that undetectable individuals do not transmit HIV increasing, says new study

, by Emily Land

The message of undetectable = untransmittable is empowering, but not everyone has heard it. New research investigates who’s getting the message, and who is being left behind. Read More

PrEP and reaching people of color, trans women, and young people

PrEP and reaching people of color, trans women, and young people

, by Emily Land

Not everyone at risk for HIV knows about PrEP, and many people who could benefit from PrEP believe it’s not for them. A panel discussion recently discussed considerations for PrEP providers, advocates, and the media. Read More