Tag: HIV

Transgender HIV Sampling

| Aug 9, 2021 | Reply

Research into the incidence of HIV infection in trans women seemed to indicate that it was widespread. One study concluded that nearly 30% of transgender women were infected. It would be an appalling number–if it were true. Dana Bevan maintains that such high numbers are not representative of what is actually going on. And she proves it with information about how researchers went about gathering the data they used and how their methods could be tainted by bias.

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Worried about HIV? What you need to know about PrEP

| Jan 1, 2018 | Reply

There is a way to avoid contracting HIV and developing AIDS. Even for people who are sexually active with multiple partners. Of course if you are active you should take all steps to avoid infection. Always use condoms, for instance. But Dana Bevan has important information on another method of protection called “pre-exposure prophylaxis” or PrEP for short. PrEP is a pill taken every day. The drug is similar or identical to drugs used to treat HIV, except the PrEP drug is used to prevent the HIV virus from taking hold rather than lowering existing HIV levels. Learn more in Dana’s column.

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