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  • My PrEP story: Patrick (part 1)

    Sex is a human right. Your sexual health is as important as any other part of your health. PrEP is not only a fantastic weapon in the fight against HIV but also opens up a space to talk about the type of sex we’re having, the type of sex we want, and why as a society we should be mature enough to talk about it. So come to the LGBT Foundation and let’s talk PrEP!

    22 February 2018 | Prepster
  • How Avram Finkelstein Changed The Way We Think About AIDS — With One Pink Triangle

    In the 1980s the American Jewish artist and writer Avram Finkelstein was a co-creator of the iconic AIDS crisis protest poster which features a pink triangle with the words “Silence=Death.”

    14 February 2018 | Forward
  • Kenneth Cole's amfAR Chairmanship is Over

    HIV activists had called for his ouster over his handling of the Harvey Weinstein-related financial controversy at the nonprofit.

    09 February 2018 | Poz
  • A gay man’s first experience of using PEP

    In recent months I experienced something I never thought I’d have to deal with when I faced the possibility that I might have contracted HIV.

    30 January 2018 | Metro
  • Gianni Versace lived and died in an era of silence around AIDS. 20 years later, little has changed

    Character after character speaks of disease and sickness and treatment and dying—but no one truly claims the affliction for themself. Ronnie speaks around the disease, but fails to say its name. A nurse alludes to new therapies, but never says what they’re for. On FX’s Versace biopic, AIDS it seems, is the ultimate four-letter word.

    29 January 2018 | Quartz
  • I’ve just started PrEP, here’s how my first hook up went

    He’ll be here soon. We’ve had sex before, but I wasn’t on PrEP back then. How’s he going to respond when I tell him, and what’s going to happen?

    22 January 2018 | Emen8
  • Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

    Mathilde Krim, who crusaded against the scourge of AIDS with appeals to conscience that raised funds and international awareness of a disease that has killed more than 39 million people worldwide, died on Monday at her home in Kings Point, N.Y. She was 91.

    17 January 2018 | New York Times
  • Obituary: Dr. Mathilde Krim: 1926−2018

    Dr. Mathilde Krim, amfAR’s Founding Chairman and an inspirational leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, passed away peacefully at her home in King’s Point, NY, on Monday evening, January 15.

    16 January 2018 | amfAR
  • Did the AIDS Panic Make Trump Afraid of Haitians?

    In the 1980s, the Centers for Disease Control and a rabid New York media falsely portrayed Haitians as diseased and dangerous.

    16 January 2018 | Politico
  • My PrEP story: Phil (part 1)

    My PrEP Story is the personal voice of people who are using, or have used, PrEP. Find out more about their decisions to use PrEP, how they have navigated using PrEP, and their very own PrEP journey.

    16 January 2018 | PrEPster
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We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

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