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  • Why Aren't More Straight People on PrEP?

    01/24/2023 1:11:00 PM PST · by fwdude · 55 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | January 10, 2023 | Andrew Stillman
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is the number one form of HIV prevention, but marketing efforts for the medication are historically targeted towards men who have sex with men. While this community is largely at a higher risk for HIV, this has left an open gap in messaging for the heterosexual community. In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that heterosexual people made up 22 percent of the 30,635 new HIV diagnoses that year. … Perceptions that HIV is a “gay disease” play a part in the struggle to broaden the message for HIV care.
  • Religious employers need not cover PrEP in their health plans, federal judge rules

    09/07/2022 4:58:16 PM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 7, 2022 | Eleanor Klibanoff and Karen Brooks Harper
    A federal judge in Fort Worth agreed Wednesday with a group of Christian conservatives that Affordable Care Act requirements to cover HIV prevention drugs violate their religious freedom. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor also agreed that aspects of the federal government's system for deciding what preventive care is covered by the ACA violates the Constitution. O'Connor's ruling could threaten access to sexual and reproductive health care for more than 150 million working Americans who are on employer-sponsored health care plans. It is likely to be appealed by the federal government. This lawsuit is the latest in a decade of legal...
  • What companies recommended for prepper storage foods

    09/04/2022 7:12:21 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 96 replies
    chickensoup | chickensoup
    What companies recommended for prepper storage foods Any to avoid?
  • Far-Right's 'Morality War' Now Has Its Sights Set on PrEP Access [Mega-Barf Alert]

    08/29/2022 7:22:56 AM PDT · by fwdude · 15 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | August 23, 2022 | Christopher Wiggins
    The right-wing movement is really having a moment right now, from stripping the federal right to abortion to the prohibition of gender-affirming care in some states. Now, in the shadow of Roe v. Wade being overturned in June, the architect of a controversial Texas abortion law — a man who has already targeted marriage equality — is setting his sights on preventative HIV care. If he gets his way, Texans and other Americans could lose access to PrEP, leaving tens of thousands susceptible to a diagnosis and opening the door to the denial of HIV care. After serving as Texas...
  • Canaries twitching: Yemen, Sri Lanka, Lebanon…many more.

    05/17/2022 2:01:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies ^ | 17 May, 2022 | Michael Yon
    The cascade has begun. For those who have read at least several books on famine, little if any of this is suprise. Those who have read, say, 5-10 books on famine can go ahead and take the written test and likely be pretty predictive of what is too unfold. Witness how accurate I have been since January 2020 on food issues. Incredibly accurate. Reading history is like cheating. Soon, people will begin to die in small areas by the hundreds, then thousands. More countries will begin to shut food exports, as should the United States. To be clear, this exacerbates...
  • Source for Mylar bags & Oxygen absorbers?

    03/15/2022 12:14:54 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    For 25# bags of rice/beans, which size mylar bag & oxygen absorbers and where to mail order? Can i use "gamma vault" as is or is the seal inadequate? Thank you, Sorry for vanity
  • Better PrEP Adherence Linked to More Bone Loss

    03/08/2022 3:11:38 PM PST · by fwdude · 6 replies ^ | March 7, 2022 | Liz Highleyman
    A small proportion of people developed bone loss after they started using daily tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (Truvada or generic equivalents) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and the more they took it, the greater the effect, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2022). It is well known that tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is associated with bone loss in HIV-positive people using it for treatment, but there is less evidence about its effects on HIV-negative people taking it for prevention. Some prior studies showed people on PrEP experience mild bone loss, which usually resolves after stopping...
  • We know what's coming---higher prices, shortages, etc----what are you doing to prepare.

    03/07/2022 6:05:26 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 113 replies
    Happy Preppers/Me ^ | 3/7/2022 | Me/Happy Preppers
    I have included a "How to prep" website because I had to list a valid link. But here's a few questions I have and want to get your input of how you're preparing. First, I have always been a "prepper lite". Food storage, extra food, life straws, ammo, defense, a garden, dried foods, frozen meats, gasoline, LPG, AWD fuel efficient SUV, items to barter with, etc. I always thought we were sufficiently prepped until Covid happened, then I realized, there's far more thought involved, especially when living up North in PA with heat, ample supplies of food, water, coffee, first...
  • Stocking List Question

    10/14/2021 4:59:54 PM PDT · by The Louiswu · 43 replies
    Me | 10/14/21 | Me
    Does anyone have a list or a link to a list of food and items to stock up to help us get thru the coming shortages? Thanks
  • Time to BUILD YOUR ARK!

    09/25/2021 10:24:06 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 9 replies
    Old School ^ | 9/25/21 | Patrick Rooney
    I first planned to put out a post with this title weeks ago. But I got busy and yada, yada… Then Joe made his stupid, angry announcement attempting to force larger businesses to mandate COVID vaccines for their employees, and it made this idea even more pressing. What is the idea? Well, it’s certainly not my own. People have been thinking about this, and taking action toward this end, for decades now due to being able to see the once slow, and now very fast crumbling of the common structures that have supported our society, and our lives. Anyone who...
  • ‘I felt this huge relief’: how antibody injections could free the immunosuppressed under Covid

    09/20/2021 12:11:34 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 19 September 2021 | Benjamin Ryan
    FDA expected to issue full emergency authorization for periodic antibody injections, or PrEP, to complement vaccinations A proud sports mom, Shantay Brown longs to pack into a crowded stadium for her son’s Ohio State football games and scream her face off over the action on the field. But as with so many other simple pleasures in the age of Covid-19, nothing is that simple for Brown. The 47-year-old Missouri resident takes immunosuppressant medication for lupus. Consequently, her body has mounted virtually no antibody response to the coronavirus vaccine – leaving her in persistent peril.... ...In August, the FDA granted further...
  • Best Prep Food?

    09/01/2021 12:50:14 PM PDT · by 4everontheRight · 196 replies
    09/01/2021 | 4everontheright
    Folks - I want to buy some "prep" food for my son & his soon-to-be-bride. I want to make sure they have some stored food & the easiest way (unlike how I've done it) is to just buy some stored food from Patriot Food Supply or such. I'm curious if any Freepers have purchased & what they consider the best options, where you have purchased from or what advice you might have. Appreciate the advice!
  • Moderna set to begin human trials of AIDS vaccine this week

    08/18/2021 6:34:27 AM PDT · by Salman · 35 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | Aug 17, 2021 | Tammye Nash
    Biotech company Moderna, which developed one of the two most effective COVID-19 vaccines last year, plans to begin human trials soon for a new AIDS vaccine, according to multiple news sources. According to information posted last week to the National Institute of Health’s clinical trial database, Moderna is looking for 56 HIV-negative people, ages 18-50, to participate in the trials set to begin this week (Thursday, Aug. 19) and conclude in the spring of 2023. Moderna’s AIDS vaccines passed through Phase 1 testing for safety, involving just a few human volunteers, earlier this year. Phase II will test the vaccine’s...
  • ‘Preppers’ Quietly Stock Up for the ‘Perfect Storm’

    08/07/2021 5:46:52 AM PDT · by Twotone · 131 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 6, 2021 | Allan Stein
    A crippling ice storm that left Travis Maddox and thousands of other Missouri residents without power in 2007 had an “almost apocalyptic feel to it.” “No one could move. It just shut the whole region down for two weeks. I wasn’t as prepared as I thought,” said Maddox, a burly man of 43, sporting a long black beard, T-shirt, cargo pants, and baseball cap, while tending his garden. Those two weeks made Maddox realize that being prepared—“prepping,” as it’s called today—was the key to a life of self-reliance and personal freedom. As an Eagle Scout, he never forgot the Boy...
  • All Things Prepping & Homesteading

    08/07/2021 10:10:53 AM PDT · by Pollard · 68 replies
    Prior prepping threads by nw_arizona_granny, CottonBall and I are listed/linked on my profile page along with some other prepping related links;'s prepping info from another forum that she and I used to frequent; above html pages as a zip file; (html files are on a single folder and if kept that way, links will work)My prepper/homestead files; They are categorized by subject in folders and sub-folders and most are pdf files. The top level folder is called Prepping. You can download the entire thing, a single folder, subfolder or single file. I added a folder called...
  • U.S. Insurance Companies Must Now Cover PrEP With No Cost-Sharing

    07/20/2021 3:04:51 PM PDT · by fwdude · 33 replies
    HIVPlus Mag ^ | July 20, 2021 | Andre Jackson
    In a massive move, the Biden Administration has released a new guidance that directs most health insurance companies to offer pre-exposure prophylaxis to beneficiaries at no cost. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a medicine taken to prevent at-risk communities from contracting HIV. According to the guidance, released Monday by the Department of Labor, the Affordable Care Act requires health plans and market plans to offer preventative drugs that get a recommendation from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force without cost-sharing. This means that beneficiaries will not be charged co-pays or deductibles for medicine, labs, or office visits. PrEP became a...
  • Two different cases of PrEP failure despite high adherence underline that such events are rare, but should not be ignored

    09/21/2020 11:41:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    AIDS Map ^ | 4 September 2020 | Gus Cairns
    Two reports of HIV infection occurring despite apparent adequate adherence to PrEP, confirmed by drug level testing, are the first reliably documented cases to be published in peer-reviewed journals since 2018. The most recent case was reported by Dr Matthew Spinelli in Clinical Infectious Diseases. It concerns a 44-year-old gay man in Texas and appears not to be due to poor adherence, but to infection with an HIV virus with an unusual combination of resistance mutations. Two characteristics of the case make it hard to argue against this being a genuine case of PrEP breakthrough. Firstly, samples of blood and...
  • A Terrifying Eye-Witness Account of the Kenosha Riots: “Everyone in the city was getting ready for a war.”

    09/15/2020 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 115 replies
    Organic Prepper ^ | 9/14/20 | organicprepper
    Much has been written about surviving riots and civil unrest. But thereÂ’s nothing like a firsthand account to bring it to life. We shared an eye-witness story from a National Guard member who told us about the Seattle riots. Another writer shared her familyÂ’s experience during the Ferguson riots. WeÂ’ve seen brutal videos on YouTube and social media. The violence in our country is increasing dramatically. HereÂ’s a first-hand story of the Kenosha riots. And now, a woman has shared on Facebook what her family recently experienced in the Kenosha, Wisconsin riots. In her post, the thing that stands out...
  • Regardless of who is elected, it'll be civil war Exclusive: Erik Rush predicts, 'Lines between enemy combatants will be blurred'

    08/20/2020 11:21:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 8/19/2020 | Erik Rush
    'm not going to say that what we've been experiencing over the last three months have been the first salvos of a civil war, but it sure looks like it. While hard-line socialists in the Democratic Party are working within the political infrastructure and behaving as though they are conducting the business of governance according to the rule of law and constitutionally established procedures, they are in fact in the process of fomenting civil war – or at least, they have made it apparent that they are willing to go that far if they are not able to gain ascendency...
  • Empty shelves in American stores less than 100 days before the election

    07/31/2020 4:02:16 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 149 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | July 31, 2020 | Gary Gindler
    <...> Many Americans are well aware that in their cities, the power belongs not just to leftists, not only to outspoken communists but also fanatics, ideological whackos with ideas of the world revolution. What will American citizens do? They, in fact, have already done, and have already decided this. America has gorged its fill of decapitated and mutilated statues, looting and marauding left-wing barbarians, and demands the restoration of order. Democrats already seem to know who won this year’s election, and the pathetic attempt to revolutionize America is simply an instinctive collective reaction of leftism to its future loss. But...