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HIV NEWS

High rates of undiagnosed infection among Black trans women. Black transgender women have one of the highest rates of HIV of any population
 
Less than half of Americans have been tested for HIV READ FULL STORY
Smoke Pot, Keep Sharp? People with HIV who smoke pot may have less cognitive decline related to the virus compared with those who abstain. 
  • The Food and Drug Administration has approved a single-tablet regimen for the treatment of HIV in adults. READ FULL STORY
  • Evidence now supports global consensus that an undetectable viral load with antiretroviral treatment has effectively zero chance of transmitting HIV. READ FULL STORY
  • New study suggests an alarming difference in HIV knowledge among younger gay and bi men. READ FULL STORY
  • Men are less likely than women to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy, and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses. READ FULL STORY
  • Scientists discover a new way to deliver HIV meds via a once-a-week capsule, and it just might change the world. READ FULL STORY
  • Whether you’ve just started treatment or have been on it for several months or years, you can switch medications when your viral load is undetectable. READ FULL STORY

PrEP NEWS

PrEP Tied To HIV Decline - researchers have concluded that PrEP is independently associated with a significant decline in U.S. HIV diagnoses. READ FULL STORY
Study shows that PrEP combined with regular STI screenings actually reduces the transmission of both HIV and other STIs among gay and bisexual men by up to 40 percent. READ FULL STORY
  • Young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, particularly black and Latino, are at highest risk for HIV. READ SUMMARY HERE
  • Evidence that “on-demand” PrEP taken before and after sex can prevent HIV. READ FULL STORY
  • PrEP proves one of best tools in stopping and preventing HIV transmission. READ FULL STORY
  • How well do condoms protect gay men from HIV? READ FULL STORY

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STD/STI NEWS

Zepatier Zaps Acute Hep C In 8 Weeks - Among a group of largely HIV-positive gay and bi men, Zepatier (grazoprevir/elbasvir) boasted a 99 percent cure rate READ FULL STORY

Syphilis On The Rise

Over the last decade infections have risen approximately 150%, most notably among men who have sex with men ages 20-44, and women ages 20-29. Syphilis rates among African Americans are almost double that of all other ethnic groups. Get tested today! 4433 Florin Rd. Ste. 860, Sacramento CA 95823.

'Culture of Health' Requires Focus on Young Men of Color, Study Finds
Expanding opportunities and eliminating barriers to health and success for young men of color is critical to fully realizing a national "culture of health" designed to address the barriers and disparities faced by young men of color READ FULL STORY
  • Vaginal Ring Aims To Be An Anti-HIV Drug & Contraceptive READ FULL STORY
  • A test from GetTested.com allows users to test at home for 13 different sexually transmitted infections. READ FULL STORY
  • Researchers looking to understand what factors help predict whether someone with HCV will later contract HIV, READ FULL STORY
  • Over 70% of Adults Think Heterosexual Anal Sex Has Low HIV and STD Risk READ FULL STORY
  • Meningitis raises concern of new epidemic for gay and bisexual men. READ FULL STORY

GRS NEWS

On National HIV Testing Day, Golden Rule Services will be at participating Walgreens stores to provide free and fast HIV tests on site.
Congratulations to Clarmundo Sullivan who was presented with a Hero Award at the 2019 NorCal AIDS Cycle Friends and Family Dinner.
As one of the beneficiaries of the 2019 NorCal Aids Cycle, Golden Rule Services would like to thank NCAC for its continued financial support. We appreciate you all very much.

GRS Executive Director Clarmundo Sullivan delivered the keynote speech at Sierra Pride Days. A gay man of color tells his story of starting an HIV resource center for gay men of color. "There was a moment in my life when I had to choose to be either a Black Gay Man or a Gay Black Man—and those are two distinct things."

NorCal AIDS Cycle (NCAC) awarded GRS an $18,000 grant in August. Thank you to the many volunteers, cyclists and organizers for their support! This will help GRS assist with serving the highest "in-risk" populations with free HIV testing, HCV testing, STI screnings and navigation into PEP, PrEP, and HIV care.