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ARTICLES / Meera Shah, MD, MS, AAHIVS

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If you’re at high risk for HIV, PrEP could reduce your chances of infection and let you sleep easier.

PrEP stands for “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” which is a fancy way of describing something that can prevent an HIV infection if you take it before you’ve been exposed to the virus. Currently, a drug...

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At home, in the clinic, with a swab or a blood test, there are many ways you can find out your HIV status.

Getting tested for HIV is a standard part of health care for U.S. adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all people between ages 13 and 64 be tested at least...

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There are a lot of myths out there, so here’s the real deal on how HIV is spread.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the most recently discovered viruses in the world, and we’ve learned a lot about it in the last 30 years. In that time, we’ve developed treatments that...

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If you’re one of the 1.2 million HIV-positive people in the U.S., you can have a long, healthy life.

Today in the U.S., about 1.2 million people are living with HIV. Just like other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), there is no way to tell if someone is living with HIV just by looking at...

Birth Control Basics

  • Why should I?

    A few of our favorite reasons why birth control is a very good idea.

  • Avoid the gap

    Birth control between boyfriends is smart just in case things get spontaneous.

  • Hello, birth control

    When it comes to birth control, you’ve got a lot of options.