Monthly Archives: November 2016

I Tested HIV Positive… Now What?

Testing positive for HIV often leaves a person overwhelmed with emotions and full of questions, concerns and fear.  In a matter of seconds, your life changes and your vision is filled with horrific what-if scenarios, like a scene from a bad movie montage. Your mind races, then stops completely, working in frantic spurts as it tries to grasp onto the bits of information identifying what it is like to be HIV positive in 2016. The first...

PrEP to be Available for Free in Norway, Other Countries Consider Following Suit

Norway has become the first country in the world to announce that they will be offering the HIV prevention medication PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) completely free to citizens of the country. The drug, called Truvada, can reduce the risk of acquiring HIV by up to 86% with regular daily usage. Leif-Ove Hansen, the President of HIV Norway stated frankly that “condom use is on the decline and we are happy that PrEP now is an integrated part of the public health...