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It’s Time To End Race Disparities in HIV

By MISTR Staff The HIV/AIDS crisis has been a decades long battle for the LGBTQ+ community. Many have lost people they love and while HIV/AIDS is no longer the death sentence it once was, that does not change the fact that resources and education around HIV still need improvement for

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PrEP FAQ from an HIV educator

By Kalob Gossett, For nearly 8 years, I’ve worked on a variety of HIV initiatives which have given me the opportunity to collaborate with and educate a variety of people ranging from patients and community members to medical providers and directors. My passion for HIV prevention evolved during my time

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Five Things To Remember When Getting Tested

By MISTR staff 1. SEXUAL HEALTH CARE IS SELF-CARE First and foremost, it’s important that we recognize that sexual healthcare is one of the most important forms of self-care. When dealing with your personal health, it’s always important to stay on top of things (even if you’re a bottom). Knowing

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Why I think PrEP is so important

By Dr. Carlton Thomas As a 50 year old gay physician, I have lived through some incredibly scary times in our community. I remember my teen years when there was no adequate treatment for HIV and AIDS, and thousands of members of our precious community were dying right before our eyes.

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Truvada vs Descovy: What You Need To Know

By MISTR What is Truvada for PrEP?   Truvada is a once-daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing HIV transmission. Its active ingredients are emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Truvada can be taken by all. Truvada is manufactured by Gilead Sciences, inc. and was approved for HIV prevention in 2012 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Truvada can be taken by everyone over 77lbs.  A generic version of Truvada was

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Our LGBTQ+ History Has PrEPared Us For A Bright Future

By MISTR staff Our past as a community has been important in helping us self determine our growth and where we will be in the future. We use our stories and history to remind ourselves and educate the world on the rich and layered tapestry that is the history of the LGBTQ+ community. A

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