PrEP is a HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV infection take a pill daily to reduce their risk of contracting HIV.
People with HIV have had some wins in the last twelve months and when we have wins I think we need to celebrate them.
If you are diagnosed with HIV, starting HIV treatment immediately is the best option for long-term health.
In those days, learning that you had contracted the ‘AIDS virus’ meant getting a death sentence.
The Swiss Statement - the ‘shot heard round the HIV world’ and the harbinger of a new era of prevention.
The decision of when to start on anti-retroviral treatment for me was a no brainer and also taken out of my hands, I had presented to the hospital sicker than I’d ever been in my life.
I know of more than one young heterosexual woman who on asking their GP for an HIV test was told “oh you don’t need that” or “why?”
Today’s HIV meds are a whole lot easier to manage – many people need only take one pill a day.
Treatment as Prevention (or TasP) is used by people living with HIV to live healthier lives and reduce transmission of the virus.