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What is PrEP?

What is PrEP?

PrEP–Pre-exposure Prophylaxis–commonly refers to drugs taken before exposure to prevent HIV infections. In France, they’ve begun trials for a proactive medication regimen to prevent syphilis; they’re also referring to it as PrEP. This raises an important question, if PrEP can prevent syphilis and HIV, but are different protocols, what then is PrEP?

Scientific advances have started to free a generation of gay men from the shackles of the historic trauma of the AIDS Crisis. For many people, Truvada has replaced other forms of responsibility adopted during the epidemic. Expanding our definitions of PrEP is critical to further empowering and...


Now Your See Me

Now Your See Me

Archie Gets Better

Last Friday, Archie Comics released a series of comic strips around LGBTQ acceptance for National Coming Out Day.

Archie actually introduced it's first gay character in 2010!

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Representation Matters.

Why is it so important that Archie has LGBTQ characters and how does that affect Kalamos?

Sexual health disparities are largely about access. Because these access gaps disproportionately affect gender and sexual minorities, sexual health is deeply interwoven with queer culture. When media features diverse characters, it allows us to see ourselves in their shoes, to achieve what they...


Let's give 'em something to talk about.

Let's give 'em something to talk about.

While we wait for the Supreme Court to debate whether businesses can refuse employment and benefits to people based on their sexual desires, we’re going to bang another familiar drum:
sexually transmitted infections

Spoiler alert: they keep going up, up, up!

CNN has plenty to say on the topic

Let's get real.

The problem isn't getting an infection, it's not knowing and/or doing anything about it. Enough with the shame, we've got to start taking better care of ourselves and our sexual partners.

If you ride a crowded L train to work...


No More PrEP Shame

No More PrEP Shame

Having sex is not bad.
Taking an HIV-preventative medication is not bad.
Getting a sexually transmitted infection is not bad.
Not talking about it is.

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BYOP to the Digital Health Party

BYOP to the Digital Health Party

Digital health is exploding!

Don’t forget to invite providers to the party.

Video calling, medication delivery, passive health tracking - the tectonic shifts in healthcare can be felt and seen everywhere. Investors and consumers alike are flocking to these businesses.

This isn't a fad, this is the new norm. If you haven't scrolled the internet or ridden the subway lately you might have missed all the ads for erectile dysfunction pills, but chances are you know what I'm talking about.

Digital health companies and their investors have a responsibility to consider the long-term impact...