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Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.


Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.


Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV

I honestly thought this might be exaggeration but the CDC says that PrEP is 92% effective. Damn. Damn.

reblogging because this deserves waaaay more attention D:

Do I have a stamp on my forehead that says, ”The National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People”? How the hell should I know the black perspective on The Color Purple? That’s it, if I don’t change classes, I’m gonna hurt this fool. Teachers treat me like I’m some kind of Rosetta stone for African-Americans. What? Black people learn how to read, and we all miraculously come to the same conclusion?

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July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City

How problematic

im gonna fuckin throw up

Okay, okay calm down, people.

While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS. 

In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.

Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.

Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.

Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and fins spiritual meaning?

Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.

I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.

"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread"

So much bullshit is thrown around on this at-times-ridiculous website. PLEASE pay attention when stuff as wonderful as that sentence is said.

no no no absolutely not

Firstly, what the hell kind of a sari is that?

It would be another thing if she wore this to respect Indian culture, to represent her Indian fans, in India, thats ‘cultural appreciation’. But no bitch is wearing her bullshit variation of a sari on the streets of New York. 

White colonials/settlers literally forced people all over the world out of their cultural attires in order to be more “civilized” now they demand to wear them only to turn them into cheap fashion statements. Sorry no. You can’t reclaim a culture you forcibly took from its people. 

Person above not only needs to fact-check their history but also learn about the current prejudices that are well alive today faced by people who choose to wear THEIR OWN traditional attire in other countries.

So whats the problem exactly? The problem is when Native Americans are beaten or arrested for wearing their native clothing, but when popstars and models (esp white) wear them its ‘trendy’. Or that Muslim men are called terrorists or dangerous straight to their face for wearing a Taqiyah. African people are insulted & be-littled for wearing head wraps. bindis and Indian dresses (or other South Asian dresses) for women are deemed inappropriate for the workplace but when Lady Gaga or Selena Gomez wear them its ’cute’, ‘quirky’ and ‘fashionable’. Muslim/Arab women constantly being told by non-muslims that they’re being oppressed for wearing burqas, abaya’s or hijabs. Or the Sikh men who are routinely harassed and mocked for wearing turbans. Here’s the thing, people who belong from the ethnicity are considered ‘dangerous’ or ‘obnoxious’ for wearing their ethnic clothes, they have a lower chance at getting employed, they’re discriminated against and yet when celebrities or white people who don’t belong from that culture wear them its suddenly all hip & fun. 

Things like cultural appropriation aren’t offensive to keep people from sharing their culture, but because of the racist power dynamics at play. 

(Source: ladyxgaga)

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