World AIDS Day: Let’s Talk About PrEP, Baby!

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The news has been flying around the gay blogs like crazy, so perhaps you’ve already heard? This year, for World AIDS Day, Manhunt has partnered with Gladstone InstitutesDr. Robert Grant and The Fenway Institute in a collaborative effort to promote awareness about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

Pre-Exposure Prophyl-whaaaa?

Yeah, responses of that nature are exactly why this campaign exists… PrEP, for those who aren’t in the know, is an HIV prevention option currently available in the United States. If you saw news items within the past year about the U.S. FDA approving an HIV Prevention Pill—otherwise known as Truvada—then you already know a little bit about PrEP.

Option is the key word in the paragraph above. Manhunt hasn’t taken any advertising dollars from Truvada, and we’re certainly not telling you to stop using condoms if you already do. But we are eager to help the Gladstone and Fenway Institutes open up the conversation about PrEP and give our members access to the facts and research you need to consider whether it may (or may not) be an option for you. Here’s a short list of those resources to get you started:

• CDC’s Fact Sheet – PrEP: A New Tool for HIV Prevention
• Project Inform’s Fact Sheet – Is Taking PrEP The Right Choice for You?
• Read Positive Frontiers’ excellent series “My Life On PrEP

Additional studies and resources can be found at Manhunt Cares. At the very least, I highly recommend reading the materials on this topic, because the developments and research are quite fascinating.

– Dewitt

Click through to watch the Huffington Post Live’s video about PrEP: