Amazing defense of stigma. big Pharma
Yes they are BIG, yes they make an insane amount of money. But they have also eliminated diseases. And if a guy can't be responsible enuf to wear a condom can he be trusted to take his meds?
Are you blaming him for the initial infection? Condoms are 70% effective with anal sex. Did you know that? Most do not. http://www.thebodypro.com/content/75349/cdc-analysis-puts-numbers-on-condom-effectiveness-.html
TasP also keep the user alive and well. A pretty good incentive! leprosy.
Leprosy has been cured! But being a leper "a person who is avoided or rejected by others for moral or social reasons." is the definition of stigma. Because Liberals garner votes by wallowing in identity politics and victimization.
What is the price of tea in China? Nothing to do with anything.
What if we find out 20 years from now that we were wrong about PrEP? TAsP? Undetectable? We bet with our lives
The drugs have been around for awhile, nearly 20 years already that I've used. You can stop PrEP whenever you wish, not so with TasP but why would I? I've been betting (and winning) since 1985. 1411 T-cells and zero VL as of last month. Smart to play safe, but that’s why condoms were invented!
If condoms were the answer, when at it's highest use, why were HIV rates were still increasing? See above.
CDC 2017: "In 2014, there were an estimated 37,600 new HIV infections—down from 45,700 in 2008.*" "Today at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented new estimates of annual HIV infections, or HIV incidence, in the United States. These are the first national HIV incidence estimates to be published since 2012, encompassing the period from 2008 through 2014. They reveal that, overall, annual HIV infections declined substantially – a signal that national HIV prevention efforts are paying off.
Condoms are great for preventing STIs. Because that's all there is. Condoms are not so effective preventing HIV or pregnancy. There are much more effective medications.