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:

Holy crap, that’s amazing.

Source: nychealth

a little tease..visit us for the full showclosing reception - Folsom Fair Open House is 4-7 pm Sunday

the images above (in order of appearance) are by Shayna Why, Shilo McCabe, Jon Macy and Win Mixter w/ Alex Fialho

Come on by and have lots of fun!

Center for Sex and Culture - 1349 Mission Street, SF


Folsom, 14.Sep.2014

I have a photo crush with the first guy on this set, he told me his name but I am forgetful! Would like to take pictures of him again. 


François Dubeau


Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Wangechi Mutu”

Considered by many to be one of the most important contemporary African artists of recent years, Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan-born, New-York based artist known for her elaborate collaged works on pieces of Mylar and sculptures. Her work boldly explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity, race, colonialism, and sexual identity just to name a few.

Constructing collages using fragments from fashion and travel magazines, pornography, African art books, images drawn from science fiction as well as hand-drawn and painted elements, Mutu’s work is filled with provocative juxtapositions of the female body. With these collages, she draws the viewer into conversations about the eroticization of women’s body, particularly African women.

Mutu observers that, “Females carry the marks, language and nuance of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed in the female body.”

read full post here

Source: africaisdonesuffering


  Yury Annenkov (1889-1974) Montparnasse


  Yury Annenkov (1889-1974) Montparnasse

Source: colin-vian


Marc Taro Holmes - Untitled, 2013     Paintings: Watercolors


Marc Taro Holmes - Untitled, 2013     Paintings: Watercolors


 Can Dagarslani


Can Dagarslani

Amaryllis De Jesus Moleski exhibition at Betti Ono in Oakland


 AMEN: A Collaborative Meditation For Survival

Featuring New Work by Amaryllis De Jesus Moleski + kholi

September 5- October 31, 2014

Bay Area people—you need to get to Oakland to see this gorgeous show. I was blown away and will be returning to take it in again.

Betti Ono gallery has been showing terrific art for four years. “Inspired by recurring souls – such as Betti Ono’s founding spirits: American funk-singer, Betty Davis, and Japanese artist/singer/writer, Yoko Ono – the exhibition is an open experiment with language and image, a speculative portraiture giving way to memory of a future yet made” says owner and curator, Anyka Barber.

Artist Interview: Felicita Norris — SOMArts ⇢

Check out this great interview with  DYDW3 artist Felicita Norris —she won the Murphy & Cadogan award and her gorgeous paintings are up at SOMArts right now as well as in our show at CSC.

I don’t know what’s been happening this last week, but I have now seen two references to sex and elephants in the past 2 days. Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?

Picture #1: is from a graphic novel called Death by Neil Gaiman

Picture #2: is form a an old EROS Magazine from New York in the 1960s and is a poem by DH Lawrence.

What does it all mean?!

Your local sexy librarian

Miss Ian

Fievel goes to New York. Yum. Miss Ian took a library field trip to the Prelinger! (Cover of the magazine Masculin 2). #loveyourlibrary #booksluts

Fievel goes to New York. Yum. Miss Ian took a library field trip to the Prelinger! (Cover of the magazine Masculin 2). #loveyourlibrary #booksluts



Kisses by Weegee

Source: superbestiario





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