Truvada and HIV / AIDS / STI Prevention with guest Matthew Swango
In the 1980's, an HIV diagnosis was equitable to getting a death sentence. No treatments existed and scientists knew very little about the virus. Today, with advances in education and research, it is not only a preventable disease, but treatments exist that make living with the disease much more manageable. Join us today as we also discuss Truvada, the treatment used in "pre-exposure prophylaxis". Truvada is a pill that patients can take daily to reduce the chance of HIV infection.
Some other interesting things we discuss on this episode include how often people actually use condoms, ways that condoms can fail, dangers of lambskin condoms, latex allergies, STI transmission methods other than during penetrative sex, and much more.
About our Guest:
Matthew Swango, LMSW. Program Coordinator for Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
Matthew holds a Bachelors of Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker who also is a Board Member for Empower Missouri. Matthew tests clients for HIV and STIs, conducts risk-reduction counseling sessions, facilitates biopsychosocial programs, and provides psychotherapy.
Angela Skurtu is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AASECT certified sex therapist. She is a published author, with her second book released in February. Joshua Skurtu is not a therapist, but brings a sense of humor along with an inquisitive mind.
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