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Year in review: Top articles of 2018

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

It’s been a busy year–with breaking HIV news, innovations in PrEP, an anal health campaign, and more. Here were our top articles in 2018. Did you see them all?

DouchieHow to booty bump better

Substance use counselor Jeremy Prillwitz shares what we know about booty bumping, the risks and potential harms, and how to booty bump more safely.

 

HIV doctor patient“Undetectable”: your burning questions answered

Get an HIV doctor’s answers to your burning questions about undetectable viral load—and what it means for your health and your sex life.

 

virusDisappointing results from “kick and kill” HIV cure study, explained

Researchers say that although the two-pronged treatment failed to reduce the viral reservoir, we shouldn’t lose hope that a “kick and kill” strategy might someday be successful.

 

PrEP stickersCROI 2018: A roundup of the most exciting PrEP news & research

Liz Highleyman summarizes the PrEP and HIV prevention research presented recently at the domestic HIV conference, CROI, including a new possible PrEP drug, real world PrEP effectiveness, and more.

 

BiktarvyBiktarvy, a new HIV combo pill recently approved by the FDA

This week, the FDA granted approval of Gilead Science’s single-table combo pill of bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide named Biktarvy.

 

douchieAnal fissures are treatable

Don’t suffer in silence if you’re experiencing sharp, stabbing pain when you bottom or when you poop. Painful paper-cut-like tears in your anal canal happen—they’re called anal fissures—and they’re treatable.

 

MedicationsWe asked clinicians: Would you prescribe doxycycline to someone for STI prevention?

Overall, clinicians recognize the potential benefits of STI prophylaxis, but there’s still uncertainty over whether the protection offered is enough to justify risk of drug resistance, pill fatigue, and other concerns.

 

“Rammed hard and fast”: Here’s what you said about pain during anal

You told us—pain during anal sex can be mind-blowing. Here’s what you shared in our anonymous pain & sex survey.

 

syringes and sharps containerWe say needle exchange, but open access–not one-for-one exchange–is best for health

Syringe access programs combat the spread of infectious diseases among people who use injection drugs, improve participant health, and increase linkage to social services including drug treatment.

 

person questionsSixth case of rare PrEP failure reported—here’s what to know

A case of PrEP failure due to transmitted drug resistance was reported at IDWeek 2018. Chris Hall, MD shares what this means for people currently taking PrEP.

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12 Responses to Year in review: Top articles of 2018

  1. jussica says:

    I am so happy, i never believe i will be this happy again in life, I was working as an air-hoster ( cabby crew ) for 3years but early this year, i loose my job because of this deadly disease called Herpes virus (HSV), I never felt sick or have any symptom, till all workers were ask to bring their doctors report, that was how i got tested and i found out that am HSV positive that make me loose my job, because it was consider as an STD and is incurable disease, i was so depress was thinking of committing suicide, till i explain to a friend of mine, who always said to me a problem share is a problem solved, that was how she directed me to Dr ben, that was how i contacted him and get the medication from this doctor and i got cured for real, I just went back to my work and they also carry out the test to be real sure and i was negative. Please contact this doctor if you are herpes positive diseases his email is: drbenherbalcure2@gmail.com or you can call or whatsApp his mobile number on +2348151642717.

  2. henlen grace says:

    hello viewers all over the globe am very happy today to share my testimony on how i was cure from HERPES disease, i have been suffering from herpes for the pass 9 months which makes me had constant pain all over my body, i have went to several hospitals taking treatment from doctors, but still know improvement till i meet a old friend of mine who direct me to a great traditional herbalist called Dr ZOZO which i contacted by email so luckily he reply back i explain my problem to him and he told me not to worry that his going to prepare the herbal medicine and send to me which will cure me forever, i believed in him, after all the procedures given to me by Dr ZOZO few weeks later i went to see my doctor to confirm if i was finally cure, the result was positive am totally cured by this great herbalist my life is more important now am free and happy if you have such sickness or any kind of disease like HIV And AIDS, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Blood Cancer, HPV, ALS, Hepatitis A/B, pregnancy issues etc contact Dr ZOZOL details: drzozoherbalhome5@gmail.com or call +2349031111198 i will forever be grateful.

  3. bella sandra says:

    Am here to appreciate Dr Saibu for using his herbal medicine to cure my Herpes virus. since 3 years now I have been living with this virus and it has been giving me challenges, I was so perplexed cause i have been taking several drugs to be cured but all of my effort was in vain,one morning i was browsing through the internet then i saw several testimonies about Dr. Saibu curing people from Herpes virus and immediately i contacted Dr. Saibu on his email: drsaibu2@gmail.com, i told him about my troubles and he told me that i must be cured, gave me some instructions and which i rightly followed. so he prepared a herbal medicine for me and sent it to me which i used for 2 weeks and everything was like a dream to me and my Herpes virus was totally gone, why don’t you contact him today and be free from your diseases because he is very good and honest Doctor. contact him via email; drsaibu2@gmail.com or whatsApp him on +2348064438762

  4. ose joy says:

    God bless Dr AIKHOMU for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS since 2010 and I was taking my medications, I wasn’t satisfied i needed to get the HERPES out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HERPES i saw a comment about Dr AIKHOMU, how he cured HERPES with his herbal medicine, I contacted him and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the medicine within 3days. I took the medicine as prescribed by him and 2weeks later i was cured from HERPES contact him via email draikhomuherbalhome@gmail.com once again thanks to you Dr AIKHOMU. cure the flowing virus, contact his email or add him on whatsapp +2348100962873

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  5. tomas somorris says:

    God bless Dr AIKHOMU for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS since 2010 and I was taking my medications, I wasn’t satisfied i needed to get the HERPES out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HERPES i saw a comment about Dr AIKHOMU, how he cured HERPES with his herbal medicine, I contacted him and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the medicine within 3days. I took the medicine as prescribed by him and 2weeks later i was cured from HERPES contact him via email draikhomuherbalhome@gmail.com once again thanks to you Dr AIKHOMU. cure the flowing virus, contact his email or add him on whatsapp +2348100962873

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  6. sherica says:

    Its a pleasure for me to write this testimony about how i got my Genital Herpes cured a month ago. i have been reading so many comments of some people who were cured from various diseases by Dr .iniboku but i never believed them. I was hurt and depressed so I was too curious and wanted to try Dr. iniboku , then i contacted him through his email when i contact him, he assured me 100% that he will heal me, i pleaded with him to help me out. My treatment was a great success, he healed me just as he promised. he sent me his medication and ask me to go for check up after one weeks of taking the medication. i agreed with him i took this medication and went for check up a , to my greatest surprise my result was negative after the treatment, i am really happy that i am cured and healthy again. I have waited for 3weeks to be very sure i was completely healed before writing this testimony. I did another blood test one week ago and it was still Herpes negative. so i guess its time i recommend anyone going through Herpes HSV-1 or HSV-2, HIV, HPV, Hepatitis B, Diabetes, Cancer reach him through Email drinibokuspelltemple@gmail.com OR add on whatsapp +2347059186346

  7. Halle Henry says:

    I GOT CURED FROM HERPES,AFTER USING DR INEBOKU HERBAL MEDICINE,YOU CAN WHATSAPP HIM +2347059186346 FOR YOUR MEDICATION

    I caught genital herpes from my ex boyfriend who never had any symptoms. I have had it for 4 months now,and it has affected my life. I have told my husband who I trusted about it and I have never had a bad reaction, it has affected my new relationships with my husband. People think herpes is really a minor skin irritation herpes has a long term effects on health. The stigma attached to this virus by ignorant people is ridiculous. Most people have herpes in one form or another. I would like to advise people on how i get rid of my herpes.i was reading a comment on the internet,and i saw a testimony posted by a woman from island that she get rid of her herpes with the help of doctor INIBOKU. so i was so happy when i saw that post,that his herbal medication is free.i quickly collect the herbal doctor email and i email him within 5 hr he respond to my email.i explain things to him he told me not to worry that i should fill his herbal form wish i did.he only request for little money that he will use to buy the items for the preparation of the herbal medicine,wish i send to him because the pain was too much for me to bear.after some days he told me that he has prepare the herbal medicine,that i should send him my address that he want to sent it to me via DHL or FED-EX that was how i got the herbal medication.and i use it as i was told.after few days i found out that my herpes was no more.when some of my friend who has herpes saw me they were surprise and i also introduce them to the man and they are also cure from the same herpes.if you have herpes,kindly contact doctor INIBOKU via this email drinibokuspelltemple@gmail.com or whatsapp +2347059186346 you can also view his webs:://driniboku.blogspot.com

  8. jussica says:

    God bless Dr BEN for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS since 2010 and I was taking my medications, I wasn’t satisfied i needed to get the HERPES out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HERPES i saw a comment about Dr BEN, how he cured HERPES with his herbal medicine, I contacted him and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the medicine within 3days. I took the medicine as prescribed by him and 2weeks later i was cured from HERPES contact him via email drbenherbalcure2@gmail.com once again thanks to you Dr BEH. cure the flowing virus, contact his email or add him on whatsapp +2348151642717

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  9. Gambil Lesie says:

    God bless Dr. Myron for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HIV since 2010 and I was taking my medications, I wasn’t satisfied i needed to get the HIV. out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HIV i saw a comment about Dr. Myron, how he cured HIV with his herbal medicine, I contacted him and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the medicine through UPS SPEED POST. I took the medicine as prescribed by him and 8 days later i was cured from HIV/HERPES,thank you drmyronherbaltemple@gmail.com Dr Myron ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU SIR
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  10. susan loveth says:

    Hello body

    I don’t just know the reason why some people is finding it difficult to believe that there is a cure for herpes, I have been suffering from herpes since last three years with my boyfriend but today I am happy that am cure from it with the herbal medicine of Dr Aba the great healer, I was browsing the internet searching for help when I came across a testimony shared by someone on how Dr Aba cure his herpes I was so much in need of getting his treatment but after all Dr Aba brought a smile to my face with his herbal medicine. I am so much happy today that we have someone like this great healer out there, so my people out there kindly contact this great healer on his email address: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com please sir keep your good work cause there are people out there who is in need of your healing medicine.once more contact him now: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com you can call him or whatsApp his number +2348107155060

  11. Melanie Case says:

    Hello everyone out there, I’m here to give my testimony about a herbalist doctor who helped me. I was infected with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in 2011, I went to many hospitals to heal myself but there was no solution, so I was thinking how I can get a solution so that my body can be well. One day I was in the river thinking about where I can go to get a solution. so a lady walked towards me telling me why I’m so sad and I open everything by telling her my problem, she told me she could help me, she introduced me to a doctor who uses herbal medicines to cure the SIMPLEX HERPES VIRUS and gave me your email, so I sent you an email. He told me everything I had to do and also gave me instructions to take, which I followed correctly. Before I knew what was happening after two weeks, the SIMPLEX HERPES VIRUS that was in my body disappeared. therefore, if you also have a broken heart and need help, you can also send an email to {oliha.miraclemedicine@gmail.com}or whatsapp him number: +2349038382931 or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/drolihamiraclemedicine/
    Contact him today and he will have a testimony … Good luck!

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    1. HIV / AIDS
    2. HERPES 1/2
    3. CANCER
    4. ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
    5. Hepatitis B
    6. chronic pancreatic
    7. emphysema
    8. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

  12. summer jessic says:

    I am so happy, i never believe i will be this happy again in life, I was working as an air-hoster ( cabby crew ) for 3years but early this year, i loose my job because of this deadly disease called Herpes virus (HSV), I never felt sick or have any symptom, till all workers were ask to bring their doctors report, that was how i got tested and i found out that am HSV positive that make me loose my job, because it was consider as an STD and is incurable disease, i was so depress was thinking of committing suicide, till i explain to a friend of mine, who always said to me a problem share is a problem solved, that was how she directed me to Dr Isibor, that was how i contacted him and get the medication from this doctor and i got cured for real, I just went back to my work and they also carry out the test to be real sure and i was negative. Please contact this doctor if you are herpes positive diseases his email is: drisiborspellhome@gmail.com or you can call or whatsApp his mobile number on +2348107855231.