WATCH: Why We Risked HIV for Science and Good Sex

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    Jul 27, 2015 8:16 PM GMT
    A new documentary features interviews from participants in PrEP study.

    You can't beat the message from the people who were on the study....real people with real reasons.


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    Jul 28, 2015 10:55 PM GMT
    I get why guys use PrEP... But I don't understand why guys advertise on their profile that they are on it.
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    Jul 29, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidI get why guys use PrEP... But I don't understand why guys advertise on their profile that they are on it.



    I wonder about that too. Do they get a discount for advertising?
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    Jul 30, 2015 12:04 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidI get why guys use PrEP... But I don't understand why guys advertise on their profile that they are on it.



    It's called disclosure. Many sites (not this one) also have undetectable and PrEP as classifications.....so people can intelligently manage their risks.

    It helps eliminate the anxiety and fear.

    It means that they are more educated about HIV and have taken a proactive means of prevention. They are probably not HIV-phobic, or are extra precautious.

    They are the opposite of the "tested Neg, 12/3/14 DDF UB2". They understand the at large community benefits of PrEP.

    I wonder why you call it advertising?
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    Aug 15, 2015 2:59 AM GMT
    Spell check please Mr don't be hypocritical. The reasons guys advertise being on Prep do vary but there is an increasing number who advertise it as code for 'I engage in sexual behaviors I would not do if I did not take Prep and in particular, don't bother messsaging me if you insist on using condoms'. The reliability of Prep is at best (assuming it istaken as prescribed) 86% (not 96-100% which are outdated figures from 2 years ago) and if you are not taking the medication as prescribed, their is a sliding scale of risk. Then add other STI (sexually Transmitted Infections) that if present particularly for those not taking Prep as prescribed, which can dramatically reduce Prep as a HIV protection or even render it completely ineffective. This is the truth and no amount of manipulation of 'facts' we'll disprove this statement because it is the truth which is much better than Gillead salesman Timm55 and his manipulation of facts
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    Aug 15, 2015 9:07 AM GMT
    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidSpell check please Mr don't be hypocritical. The reasons guys advertise being on Prep do vary but there is an increasing number who advertise it as code for 'I engage in sexual behaviors I would not do if I did not take Prep and in particular, don't bother messsaging me if you insist on using condoms'. The reliability of Prep is at best (assuming it istaken as prescribed) 86% (not 96-100% which are outdated figures from 2 years ago) and if you are not taking the medication as prescribed, their is a sliding scale of risk. Then add other STI (sexually Transmitted Infections) that if present particularly for those not taking Prep as prescribed, which can dramatically reduce Prep as a HIV protection or even render it completely ineffective. This is the truth and no amount of manipulation of 'facts' we'll disprove this statement because it is the truth which is much better than Gillead salesman Timm55 and his manipulation of facts


    WARNING: TO ANYONE WHO READS SYDNEY'S COMMENTS, HE HAS ZERO KNOWLEDGE OF HIV TREATMENT.

    PrEP is 92-100% effective. 92% is from a 2011 study that the CDC quotes, and the CDC has approved PrEP.

    If you don't take the medicine there us no benefit. That is obvious.

    This statement "Then add other STI (sexually Transmitted Infections) that if present particularly for those not taking Prep as prescribed, which can dramatically reduce Prep as a HIV protection or even render it completely ineffective." is totally untrue. STIs have no effect on the effectiveness of PrEP's ability to prevent HIV. PrEP is not effective on other STDs.

    If not taken as prescribed under a doctor's supervision, 7 days to ramp up, one pill a day, and 1 pill a day thereafter....it will not be as effective.

    If it's the TRUTH, why do you need to say it twice? And as usual no verification, no links. I guess we need to TRUST you?

    Go to the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/research/prep/