Kuehl’s Los Angeles County-Wide PrEP Proposal Passes

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    Jun 10, 2015 2:56 PM GMT
    Kuehl’s L.A. County-Wide PrEP Proposal Passes

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    Jun 11, 2015 6:58 PM GMT
    Good for Sheila Kuehl. I met her 20 years ago in New York. Most people do not impress me much, but she did. A real combination of political passion and genuine personal warmth. Love her.
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    Jun 11, 2015 7:37 PM GMT
    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

    So what!?

    “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.

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    Jun 11, 2015 8:36 PM GMT
    In Africa:

    "Can we afford not to prevent people getting HIV? When people start anti-retrovirals, they need these for rest of their lives. Using Truvada as preventions for seasons of risk – much as a contraceptive is used – means the drug is used a shorter timeframe and thus cheaper."

    American Activist Ace Robinson said denying effective medicines like Truvada for African people, saying they wouldn’t use them correctly, as the foundation suggested, was "racist".

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    Jun 12, 2015 3:54 AM GMT
    She's normally an idiot. But this was good work. It's just super expensive