A new survey indicates most gay and bisexual men aren’t being tested for HIV and are unaware of current prevention and treatment options, and a new study by the CDC shows half living with HIV in the U.S. are not receiving appropriate medical treatment.
The organization will run advertisements with information from studies about adherence to pill’s daily regimen in several publications within the next week.
Highlights and full audio from the discussion between BuzzFeed’s LGBT Editor Saeed Jones and contributors Steven Thrasher and Dave Tuller.
“To date, Grindr has helped raise awareness surrounding numerous PrEP initiatives including studies and information sessions,” a spokesman said.
“I was finding folks whose primary doctors were not willing to provide the medicine and there are probably more of those folks out there. There is a need, I believe, for there to be more access to try this prophylaxis.”
The state’s new program, the first of its kind, is designed so that people who qualify will pay nothing out-of-pocket. “In Washington, we really see PrEP as a new and important tool in the toolbox for HIV prevention.”
“PrEP should be considered as an additional choice for preventing HIV infection alongside and together with the use of condoms and other prevention options,” WHO said in a statement to BuzzFeed.
Leading HIV/AIDS health care organizations have signed a letter in which they endorse new federal health guidelines and condemn critics of the drug, PrEP.
“In terms of the people who have been yelling the loudest about this, they’ve all been associated with bareback porn,” Weinstein told BuzzFeed.