Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication is a recently developed strategy for the prevention of HIV infection. HIV-negative individuals are prescribed PrEP therapy (in the form of a daily pill) to lower the risk of becoming HIV-positive when exposed to the virus. PrEP is a proven prevention treatment that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012. Why It Works If exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) occurs, PrEP can stop the virus from taking residence and ... [Read More]
How Do I Know if I Have Been Sexually Assaulted?
Some of the terminology used in this article may be graphic in nature, however it serves the purpose of informing and educating the nature of sexual assault. Sexual assault is a terrible act that can leave victims confused, shamed, or afraid to come forward. People of all ages and both genders can be victims of sexual assault. Sadly, sexual assault is a common issue for many people. One out of every six women, one out of every seven children, and one out of every 33 men, and half of all ... [Read More]