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Word on the Street: PrEP Use by Gay and Bisexual Men

October 16, 2012


Rob Newells

Rob Newells

Oakland, Calif.

I think it's good to have options for HIV-negative people to stay negative. I've been hearing a lot of community concern about whether or not it's affordable and practical when there are so many people that need treatment that don't have access to it already: Is it appropriate to treat negative people when positive people still need treatment? So there are some questions about it.

There are also questions about toxicity of the drugs. I was on Truvada and had to come off because it was affecting my kidneys. So I wonder, long-term, how safe it really is for people that don't "need" it.

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