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How PrEP Is Making Making An Impact On HIV In Young Gay and Bisexual Men

ITI HOW PREP IS MAKING AN IMPACT ON HIV IN YOUNG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN THE EPIDEMIOLOGY Gay and bisexual men experience a disproportionate burden of the epidemic, representing a health disparity. TTI *** 50% of those living with HIV 2-5% The HIV epidemic has affected the lives of up to three generations of of the population are gay and bi men 60% of those infected in 2010 gay and bisexual men in the U.S. THE MOST AFFECTED BLACK HISPANIC GAY & BISEXUAL ..*............. ADVANCES For three decades, the only prevention tool available to gay and bisexual men was behavioral programming, or using a condom every time they had sex. With HIV combination treatments (HAART, ART), people infected with HIV can control the virus. One of these The use of Truvada medications has (Tenofovir/Emtricitabine), when shown to be TRUVADA properly dosed,has been proven to highly reduce the effective in preventing gay and bisexual menfrom becoming infected 701 GILEAD likelihood of HIV infections. with HIV. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque tempor ex et risus congue rutrum. Quisque dictum ornare dapibus. vehicula iaculis tempus. Quisque eu massa aliquet, elementum diam a, viverra quam. Praesent dictum non sapien eu mattis. Pre exposure Prophylaxis [PREP]. The approach to HIV prevention. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque tempor ex et risus congue rutrum. Quisque dictum ornare dapibus. Pra vehicula iaculis tempus. Quisque eu massa aliquet, elementum diam a, viverra quam. Praesent dictum non sapien eu mattis. THE FUTURE Il While PrEP is a highly effective tool for HIV II prevention it is not enough. PERRY N. HALKITIS INSTEAD, HE ARGUES A THREE PRONGED APPROACH: BIOMEDICAL + BEHAVIORAL + STRUCTURAL Using ongoing behavioral programming, including: Medication is needed to Continue to enact laws fight infection and reduce the infectivity of positive men, plus prevent negative men from acquiring HIV. and policies that protect the lives and rights of 1 Support for taking gay and bisexual men. medication 2 Consistent condom use Seeking supportive & 3 understanding health care regularly JUST LIKE WE FIGHT HIV INFECTION HIV WITH COMBINATION TREATMENTS, WE MUST FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC WITH COMBINATION APPROACHES. Provided by: PERRY N HALKITIS, PH.D., M.S., MPH Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health, and Medicine at New York University. He also directs the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies. Dr. Halkitis has authored several books including Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences (APA Press) and his newest book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience (Oxford), a 2014 Lambda Literary award nominee, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book Award in LGBT Psychology. Dr. Halkitis also has presented extensively throughout the world to large academic and community audiences and is available for lectures and speaking series on all subjects relation to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and all aspects of gay men's health including substance use and mental health. You can follow Dr. Halkitis and his work at www.perrynhalkitis.com and via Twitter @DrPNHalkitis. REFERENCES Grant, Robert M., M.D., M.P.H. "Preexposure Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men Who Have Sex with Men - NEJM." New England Journal of Medicine. N.p., 4 Jan. 2011. Web. . Halkitis, Perry N. "Obama, marriage equality, and the health of gay men."American journal of public health 102.9 (2012): 1628-1629. Halkitis, Perry N., Richard J. Wolitski, and Gregorio A. Millett. "A holistic approach to addressing HIV infection disparities in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men." American Psychologist 68.4 (2013): 261. "HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 2014. Web. . Sexual behavior, sexual attraction, and sexual identity in the United States: data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth. US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 2011.

How PrEP Is Making Making An Impact On HIV In Young Gay and Bisexual Men

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Dr. Perry N Halkitis, PH.D., M.S., MPH recently released an inforgraphic that discusses the facts of PrEP, those who are most affected, the advances and the future. Approximately 2 to 5% of the popul...

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