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The July/Aug 'Treatment Guide' issue of Plus is here!

The July/Aug 'Treatment Guide' issue of Plus is here!

<p>The July/Aug 'Treatment Guide' issue of <em>Plus</em> is here!</p>
photo by Tanner Abel

We kiki with cover star Q of Drag Race, and give you our annual rundown of today's highly-effective HIV treatment and prevention options.

Welcome to Plus magazine’s 12th annual Treatment Guide issue! Thanks to the amazing breakthroughs in treatment over the past few decades, people living with HIV are living long, happy, healthy lives — including thriving and satisfying sex lives. With so many safe and effective options now available, including one-pill regimens and long-acting injectables, treating and preventing HIV is simpler and easier than ever.

Today, HIV can quickly be suppressed to undetectable levels once one is on treatment. And once you reach undetectable, you then have a zero chance of passing HIV to a sexual partner, even without use of a condom. This globally-accepted consensus is also known as U=U or “undetectable equals untransmittable.” Scientific advancements like this and the development of PrEP (HIV prevention medications) have freed people living with HIV and their partners to enjoy sex like never before. Flip to page 16 to check out this year’s Treatment Guide.

cover photo by Tanner Abel

In this issue we also got a chance to catch up with the queen of couture herself, RuPaul’s Drag Race star, Q. In our exclusive interview beginning on page 11, the artist and activist opens up about growing up queer in a conservative small town, learning to love herself, how she got her start in drag, and why she decided to share her HIV status on the show.

Speaking of drag, some very talented queens and performers recently got an opportunity to show off their classical music skills at a special London Pride celebration (page 24). Also read the latest news about a developing new strain of mpox (page 8) and about how the Biden administration made a major move to federally decriminalize marijuana (page 6).

As always, I hope you find some facts, fun, and inspiration in this very special issue of Plus.

Be well,

Desirée Guerrero, Plus magazine editor in chief


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