We’re getting frequent tests — it’s part of our health regimen. When I do, I do a full-range test for a list of sexually transmitted infections. There are guys who assume they’re HIV-negative who don’t get STI tests often, and then there are HIV-positive guys who do.If you’re trying to avoid potential infections, who is the safer option? We may not always be game for anything, but the point is that HIV isn’t an impediment.Other problems are at play that keep this information from being shouted from the rooftops.Sex education for youth is inadequate in the United States, and info specific to young queer people is nonexistent in most high schools.I’m coming up on my five-year anniversary with HIV. Medicine isn’t perfect and big pharma is real, but all the rallying, organizing, research, and billions of dollars poured into a virus that hit us suddenly and brutally have accomplished something extraordinary: we are on the cusp of an AIDS-free world. “Last month, the global medical and scientific community at the forefront of HIV research and care came together in Paris for the ninth International AIDS Society Conference, where they announced — unequivocally — that an undetectable HIV viral load means HIV is untransmittable." — Dr.As a preventative, it’s a powerful option for serodiscordant couples (one positive, one negative) and negative guys who enjoy barrier-free (condomless) sex.
It is a once-daily pill that prevents HIV transmission, regardless if your poz sex partner is detectable or undetectable, regardless of condom use, regardless of gender.Tas P is a triumph of medical science helping those living with the virus.Pr EP is a triumph of medical science preventing its spread to those who are negative.It’s hard to even call it a “mistake,” since it’s one every sexually active person makes at some point.No one should be demonized forever for a “mistake” they make once.