The Body:
You Say Whore Like It’s a Bad Thing

May 15 0 Comments Category: Health

Today, stigma remains as alive and well as ever while the epidemic evolves, except that now it’s a pill for HIV prevention that has moralistic panties up in a bunch.

The Body.com: Lawsuit Challenges Denial of Insurance to Gay Man Using PrEP as HIV Prevention

December 24 0 Comments Category: Health, News

In the first lawsuit of its kind in the United States, last week GLAD filed a claim with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), charging Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company with discrimination for denying a gay man long-term care insurance because he is taking Truvada as PrEP.

The Body: Truvada Approved to Reduce the Risk of Sexually Transmitted HIV in People Who Are Not Infected With the Virus

July 17 0 Comments Category: Health, News

The Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada (a fixed dose combination of emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals.

The Body: Maryland Bill Proposes to Make HIV Transmission “Attempt” a Felony; State Senator Speaks

January 19 0 Comments Category: Health, News

TheBody.com spoke to Stone on Jan. 16 to talk about why and how this bill came about. He said, “Someone suggested it to us, and we thought it was a good idea.”

The Body: Age Is No Reason to Stop Worrying About STDs

October 08 0 Comments Category: Health, News

The number of adults age 50-plus living with HIV/AIDS has been growing in recent years, with the group accounting for 24 percent of people with the infection in 2005, up from 17 percent in 2001, according to CDC.

The Body:
Preparing for PrEP, Part 1

March 24 0 Comments Category: Health, News

In what has been described as a “major breakthrough,” the daily use of an antiretroviral drug by HIV-negative gay and bisexual men has been proved to dramatically reduce new HIV infections.