Insurance Will Soon Cover HIV Prevention, But Many People Who Need it Still Won't Have Access

When Corey Walsh began using the drug Truvada, the pills were free but the quarterly lab tests and doctors' visits cost almost $400.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
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The Anti-HIV Drug PrEP May Be Getting Unfairly Blamed for STDs

The data shows that the opposite could be true.
VICE Staff

Truvada May Be Getting Unfairly Blamed for the Spread of STDs

PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STDs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.
Bryn Nelson

The Myth That PrEP Is Just For Gay Men is Hurting Women

PrEP has been hailed as a revolutionary drug breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. But UK doctors are still having trouble convincing women it's for them, too.
Jake Hall

Out-Of-Pocket Costs for PrEP Put the HIV Prevention Drug Out Of Reach For Many

It’s getting increasingly difficult for patients to afford Truvada, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, because of the drug’s high price and insurance company efforts to restrict patients' use of coupons.
Shefali Luthra and Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
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We Talked to the Queens from 'RuPaul's Drag Race' About Safe Sex

Tackling everything from using condoms to PrEP.
VICE Staff

Updated HIV Laws May Only Protect the Privileged

Lawyers warn that oversimplification of cutting-edge HIV science could backfire for the most vulnerable patients.
Sony Salzman

Trump's New Health Office Is Protecting Doctors' Right to Deny Care

The Office for Civil Rights is setting the stage for an unprecedented expansion in providers' ability to deny procedures like abortion, sterilization, and physician-assisted death.
Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News
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I Prefer to Date Men Who are HIV Positive​

Research shows that if they're getting treated, I'm not at risk of contracting it from them—even without a condom.
Cole Grissom

How I Make My Mixed HIV Status Relationship Work

I'm HIV positive, but my partner is not. And though science has rendered that difference medically negligible, it's hard to shed decades of stigma overnight.
Jeff Leavell
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Everything You Need to Know About HIV and AIDS

HIV is the most feared STD out there—but should it be?
Alexandra Ossola

Nearly a Third of Med Students Have Never Heard of HIV Prevention Drugs

Even as more research about how effective they are continues to roll out.
Jesse Hicks