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“Let’s Talk About PrEP” Video Goes ‘Viral’

"Let's Talk About PrEP" Video Goes 'Viral' The fun and educational video about HIV prevention goes viral in the best possible way Howard Brown Health is one of the largest LGBTQ health organizations in the country and they just released this new song and music video, “Let’s Talk About PrEP,” to continue raising [...]

Free HIV Testing During Gay Days 2018

Free HIV Testing During Gay Days 2018 Free HIV testing during Gay Days - make it part of your celebration! It serves as an important reminder that we can have fun and know our status.  Here's a quick breakdown for locations and times for free HIV testing during Gay Days. Doubletree Hotel - 10100 International [...]

FDA Approves PrEP for Adolescents

FDA Approves PrEP for Adolescents May 15, 2018 Gilead Sciences announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada to reduce the risk of contracting HIV in vulnerable adolescent individuals. Truvada is the medication component of the HIV prevention medical regimen called "PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) ". The PrEP medical regimen includes regular doctor visits, labs, HIV prevention education and taking 1 pill [...]

STD Awareness Month 2018

OIC is excited to be joining with the CDC and other national organizations to be supporting STD Awareness Month 2018 with this year’s theme: Treat Me Right. The CDC created STD Awareness Month in April to raise awareness about STDs and increase education, prevention, testing and treatment in the community. STDs are at a record high across [...]

Orlando Advocates Raise HIV Awareness

Orlando Advocates Raise HIV Awareness Orlando advocates raise HIV awareness through a variety of new, groundbreaking projects. National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) February 7th brings into sharp focus the importance of these pioneering approaches to address the HIV epidemic in Central Florida. NBHAAD is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora and is held [...]

Publix Reverses Course; Covers PrEP

In an unexpected but welcomed move, Publix reverses course; covers PrEP. Less than 24 hours after Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith met with Publix officials regarding their controversial decision to not cover PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) in their insurance, Publix is reversing course and will expand coverage to include PrEP. Publix made the announcement by responding to comments on several of its social media platforms. On Twitter [...]

Reports: Publix Denying Employees Access to HIV Prevention PrEP

Multiple sources are claiming that Publix is denying employees access to the HIV prevention regimen PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). The PrEP regimen includes regular doctor visits, labs, HIV prevention education and taking 1 pill once a day. It can be up to 99% effective at preventing HIV transmission and is recommended by the Center for [...]

2017 HIV MEDICATION GUIDE

2017 HIV Medication Guide Here is POZ Magazines 2017 HIV Medication Guide for quick reference to HIV medication options. We've come a long way in the treatment of HIV. Today, there are many safe and effective drugs on the market that are easy to take and have fewer side effects. It's very important to get onto treatment as [...]