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TTF presents at Rio Hondo College as part of National Coming Out Day

2017-10-11T20:26:24+00:00

Thrive Tribe Foundation took part in Rio Hondo College's National Coming Out Day celebrations by presenting a workshop on HIV Stigma, Awareness and Sensitivity about Healthcare. A panel consisting of TTF's Associate Director, Chris Villalobos, TTF member and Nursing student, Daniel Tran, and TTF Public Relations Coordinator, Kris Elder held a captive audience of [...]

TTF presents at Rio Hondo College as part of National Coming Out Day 2017-10-11T20:26:24+00:00

Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws

2017-10-06T16:22:01+00:00

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV. Senate Bill (SB) 239 was authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Asm. Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and cosponsored by APLA Health, Equality California, ACLU of California, Black AIDS Institute, Lambda Legal and Positive Women’s Network – USA. “Today [...]

Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws 2017-10-06T16:22:01+00:00

How the Anal Cancer Epidemic in Gay and Bi HIV-Positive Men Can Be Prevented

2017-10-06T08:05:29+00:00

Gay and bi men with HIV are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer — yet, no national screening guidelines exist By Ashish A. Deshmukh, Elizabeth Chiao, Jagpreet Chhatwal, and Scott B. Cantor SEPTEMBER 26 2017 4:58 PM EDT Singers from the New York City Gay Menís Choir sing Dec. 1, 2015 at the [...]

How the Anal Cancer Epidemic in Gay and Bi HIV-Positive Men Can Be Prevented 2017-10-06T08:05:29+00:00

EVENT: U=U Prevention Access Campaign Discussion

2017-10-05T16:27:38+00:00

EVENT: U=U PREVENTION ACCESS CAMPAIGN DISCUSSION LOCATION: WEST HOLLYWOOD COUNCIL CHAMBERS 625 N San Vicente Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90012 Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm This is an open public meeting. There is no charge. No RSVP is required. On Friday, October 6th, 2017 Thrive Tribe Foundation in partnership [...]

EVENT: U=U Prevention Access Campaign Discussion 2017-10-05T16:27:38+00:00

BREAKING: CDC Officially Admits People With HIV Who Are Undetectable Can’t Transmit HIV

2017-09-29T15:36:16+00:00

By Savas Abadsidis SEPTEMBER 27 2017 6:12 PM EDT After hundreds of other experts and HIV organizations have already signed on to a pledge that recognizes that people living with HIV whose treatment has brought their viral load to an undetectable level — which is nearly half of all HIV-positive people in the U.S. [...]

BREAKING: CDC Officially Admits People With HIV Who Are Undetectable Can’t Transmit HIV 2017-09-29T15:36:16+00:00

Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood

2017-09-29T15:36:38+00:00

By BROOKS BARNES     SEPT. 24, 2017 LOS ANGELES — The last “Saw” movie, released by Lionsgate in 2010, was advertised as “the final chapter.” But you didn’t think a franchise with roughly $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales was going to die that easily, did you? In true horror film fashion, the series will resume [...]

Movie’s Ads Protest Rules Restricting Gay Men From Donating Blood 2017-09-29T15:36:38+00:00

Triple-action antibody to be tested as HIV vaccine

2017-09-23T09:03:56+00:00

By Kate Bass, BSc September 22, 2017 Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Sanofi have engineered a three-pronged antibody that protected monkeys from two strains of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) better than the equivalent naturally occurring antibodies. HIV is the causal agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). [...]

Triple-action antibody to be tested as HIV vaccine 2017-09-23T09:03:56+00:00

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

2017-09-22T17:14:54+00:00

By James GallagherHealth and science reporter, BBC News website 22 September 2017 Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a [...]

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains 2017-09-22T17:14:54+00:00

When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV?

2017-09-19T20:02:01+00:00

BY DESIREÉ GUERRERO SEPTEMBER 19 2017 5:46 AM EDT Over the past year, hundreds have joined the growing list of health experts and organizations around the world to endorse the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Consensus Statement. The U=U Consensus states that a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load through treatment cannot [...]

When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV? 2017-09-19T20:02:01+00:00

Saturday tea dance at the Hotel Indigo in DTLA raised funds to benefit TTF

2017-09-18T21:06:40+00:00

  by Christopher Harrity The Thrive Tribe Foundation's end of summer party brought men together to connect, empower, educate, and grow the community's awareness of HIV, PrEP, healthcare, and substance abuse recovery. Presented by Stag Events, this summer Saturday tea dance at the Hotel Indigo in DTLA raised funds to benefit Thrive Tribe Foundation. [...]

Saturday tea dance at the Hotel Indigo in DTLA raised funds to benefit TTF 2017-09-18T21:06:40+00:00

CNN’s interview with TTF’s Associate Director, Chris Villalobos.

2017-09-19T20:04:43+00:00

What's it like to date while living with HIV and other incurable STDs? Lisa Ling investigates issues of stigma, disclosure with Thrive Tribe Foundation's Associate Director Chris Villalobos. Positive Dating, hook-ups & slut-shaming in today's HIV+ world By Contessa Gayles It was potluck night recently for a group of men in Los Angeles who [...]

CNN’s interview with TTF’s Associate Director, Chris Villalobos. 2017-09-19T20:04:43+00:00

TTF Holds first HIV Education Workshop at Hamilton High School

2017-09-09T13:47:31+00:00

On Friday, September 8, 2017, Thrive Tribe Foundation (TTF) held its first HIV Education Workshop for the students at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. Students are writing a play about HIV/AIDS as a project for World AIDS Day, and Board Director, Lane Janger connected the school's program director with TTF's Associate Director, [...]

TTF Holds first HIV Education Workshop at Hamilton High School 2017-09-09T13:47:31+00:00

HIV infections fall by 40% in Europe’s biggest sexual health clinic

2017-09-01T18:19:19+00:00

Benjamin Butterworth30th August 2017, 5:26 PM56 Dean Street figures project new HIV infections to have fallen by two-thirds since 2015.The clinic now says zero new HIV infections in a year is a realistic possibility.Experts are putting the dramatic fall in HIV rates down to HIV-prevention drug PrEP, which will be rolled out to 10,000 people [...]

HIV infections fall by 40% in Europe’s biggest sexual health clinic 2017-09-01T18:19:19+00:00

United Apologizes, Reverses Truvada Policy After HIV Activists Push Back

2017-08-05T19:37:40+00:00

United Apologizes, Reverses Truvada Policy After HIV Activists Push Back by BROOKE SOPELSA Following outrage by HIV advocates after UnitedHealthcare sent a rejection letter to a patient seeking Truvada — denying him due to his “high risk homosexual behavior" — the insurer announced Friday it is changing its policy for the daily HIV prevention pill [...]

United Apologizes, Reverses Truvada Policy After HIV Activists Push Back 2017-08-05T19:37:40+00:00

Health Care Company Denies Man PrEP Because He Engages In ‘High Risk Homosexual Behavior’.

2017-08-04T08:04:04+00:00

Instinct Staff August 3, 2017 A health care company reportedly denied a gay man a Truvada prescription because he engages in "high risk homosexual behavior." With United HealthCare's refusal to cover the prescription, the man would be forced to pay approximately $1,500 a month out of pocket, if he wished to remain on the HIV prevention drug. From Raw [...]

Health Care Company Denies Man PrEP Because He Engages In ‘High Risk Homosexual Behavior’. 2017-08-04T08:04:04+00:00

New Structure in TTF Leadership

2017-04-21T21:08:14+00:00

The month of April has brought TTF some internal changes in its leadership. After nine months of transition, we are excited to officially welcome our new Executive Director, Orren Plaut, and Associate Director, Chris Villalobos. Orren found the Thrive Tribe Foundation (TTF) in 2014 when he attended a potluck that took place at a [...]

New Structure in TTF Leadership 2017-04-21T21:08:14+00:00

Advocate & Entertainment Guru Michael Hennessey Celebrates Life with AIDS

2017-04-21T20:58:03+00:00

August 1990 the autumn leaves where falling, actor Michael Hennessey was the given the diagnoses that he only had 9 years to live. He had contracted HIV which moved into full blown AIDS from 1997 until 2011. He fought daily and overcame his AIDS diagnosis and now inspires the world as MIRACLE MIKE. Miracle [...]

Advocate & Entertainment Guru Michael Hennessey Celebrates Life with AIDS 2017-04-21T20:58:03+00:00