Amazed by How Far Science Has Advanced in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
"I now know that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has come along way because I saw a TV commercial for Truvada," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "That literally made me tear up."
Despite the shiny ads for PrEP that have popped up in cities and across social media apps for gay men, getting Truvada might actually be harder than it looks, especially for young gay men of color without insurance.
JD Davids explains that PrEP helped him grow into his understanding and embodiment of gender, desire and identity, as well as being highly effective HIV prevention -- but now his "season of risk" has changed.
Filmmaker Chris Tipton-King talks about the PrEP Project, his new web series that's funny, smart, well made and sexy as hell. It's so not-safe-for-work sexy that the videos were taken down from Facebook for their R-rated sensual scenes.
"My partner is currently undetectable and I know the risk is low," Winnetka Collins writes, "but for me, being on PrEP just gives me a peace of mind."
Prevention activist Justin Lofton says that HIV agencies aren't doing enough to tell clients about PrEP. And that's a problem.
"PrEP is about taking back my power," Paloma Cole writes. "With this awareness I want to make positive choices for myself and walk through whatever fear I have."
Evan J. Peterson shares his sexual trajectory before, during and after PrEP -- and issues a call for gay communities to bridge the viral divide and act up in this new era.
"I'm not riddled with anxiety and worry over whether or not I'll get HIV, because we both do our part to safely prevent that from happening," Tori writes.
Stacey, a transgender woman, writes about her "complications" with post- and pre-exposure prophylaxis.