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Getting PrEPPED

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This infographic provides details that may be useful for individuals facing problems with insurance covering the costs of Truvada for PrEP.

HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos

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HIV continues to be a serious threat to the health of the Hispanic/Latino community. In 2015, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for about one quarter of all new diagnoses of HIV in the United States, despite representing about 18% of the total US population.

Providing Optimal Care for Your MSM Patients

This brochure offers guidance for healthcare providers to facilitate effective conversations about sexual health with men who have sex with men patients. Topics include stigma, sexual history taking, tailored screenings for HIV and STDs, post exposure prophylaxis, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & Other Women Who Have Sex With Women

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This report discusses the risk of HIV/AIDS for lesbians and women who have sex with women (WSW). It reviews research on the risks of contracting HIV faced by lesbians and WSW and the context of HIV among women. The report considers how lesbians contract HIV or AIDS, the belief that WSW are part of a low-risk population, and the activities that increase risk, such as injection drug use, sex with men, barriers to health access, gender bias and discrimination and their effect on WSW’s self esteem, and violence.

Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients

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This pamphlet discusses how health care providers can promote the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients by creating a welcoming clinical environment for all patients. This entails examining their practices, offices, policies, and staff training for ways to improve the environment and treatment of LGBTI patients. The pamphlet also suggests that health care providers encourage openness in patient provider discussions, use gender neutral language, and discuss sexual health issues openly using nonjudgmental questions about sexual practices and behaviors.

MMWR Analysis Provides New Details on HIV Incidence in U.S. Populations

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This information sheet summarizes the key findings of the new analysis of the CDC’s new estimates of the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States. The new analysis was published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of September 12, 2008. The results of the analysis shows that among gay and bisexual men, young African Americans and Whites in their 30s and 40s are most affected, African American women are more affected than women of other races, and men account for the majority of new HIV infection among Hispanics/Latinos.

Let's Stop HIV Together - Saloman

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This poster is part of the awareness campaign, Act Against AIDS, to raise awareness and fight stigma by sharing personal stories. This poster features Saloman, who is HIV positive, a friend, a student, and a son.

Take Charge. Talk to Your Doctor About PrEP

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This pamphlet discusses the need to talk to a doctor about taking PrEP, which is pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents HIV transmission. It provides a list of questions to ask the doctor, resources to discuss with your doctor, and tips for how to speak to your doctor.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention

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This information sheet discusses CDC's first comprehensive guidelines for use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a means of preventing HIV. PrEP is a way to prevent HIV by taking a pill containing two drugs that are used to treat the infection. The new federal guidelines for health care providers recommend that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for HIV infection. The pill must be taken every day by people who are exposed to HIV to be most effective in order to stop the virus from establishing a permanent infection.
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