Michael Weinstein who coined "Truvada Whore" is planning on being a thorn in the side of anyone who promotes PrEP in L.A.
As the head of AHF, a HUGE HIV organization, he needs
people to be HIV positive. It's conflict of interest. Totaling 100's of millions. And they are being investigated for scamming off of that. 1.7 in LA alone. That's where his power and of dollars lies. And he lies about PrEP all the time!
He isn't against TasP, but that's for people who are already POZ. Ironic that he's against PrEP that's to protect Negative men?
He's a mean and vindictive man. He needs to go. He's being investigated for manipulating funds and care....to his organizations and kickbacks.
This is scorching: "The famously combative Weinstein has a long history of battling PrEP, an effort that The New York Times has characterized as a “lonely fight.” He has been pilloried by scientists and clinicians for overlooking the science supporting Truvada as HIV prevention in favor of a political agenda. In media reports about PrEP, his is typically the sole voice of opposition."
Why this man has so much power is scary. His organization has bold headlines:
95% of HIV Doctors Worry About Adherence to PrEP
“I am rather surprised that only 95 percent of the doctors in the AAHIVM survey were worried about adherence,” Howard Grossman, MD, a New York City physician with large gay patient population on PrEP, tells POZ. “Any good doctor is worried about adherence with every prescription we write for every problem. Quoting this statistic out of context is meaningless.”
"79 percent said they (Doctors) were “very likely” to prescribe PrEP to men who have sex with men (MSM) and who have intercourse with an HIV-positive partner."
What kind of doctor wouldn't? At 21% that is the big question. http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/AHF_salvo_PrEP_1667_27370.shtml