29 posts categorized "TRUVADA"

May 17 2014
Bitter Pill, But Swallow: Truvada Facts & Fantasies + The Bottom Line Comments (0)

WTF is PrEP?

Truvada.

I can't tell you how many times I have read about what a huge issue this drug is in the gay community, how men using Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are being called “Truvada
whores” and being slut-shamed, how Truvada is virtually 100% effective in keeping people HIV-negative, how using it will simply cause syphillis and other diseases to explode...

...and yet I can't tell you how many times in the past year I have mentioned Truvada to a gay man and received an utterly blank expression. They simply do not believe me when I state that there is a pill you can take that is remarkably effective in combatting HIV. I feel like Dionne Warwick offering them a Psychic Friends membership. Whether it be a 27-year-old co-worker or a middle-aged gay man on my Facebook page (while I was finished this essay, one of my smartest, most opinionated FB friends wrote me to ask what I thought of PrEP, about which he was just hearing), I have had a hell of a time finding a gay man who has actually heard of and understands what PrEP is, let alone has a grasp of the pros and cons.

Now that the CDC has officially endorsed PrEP for sexually active gay men (as opposed to suggesting that only sex workers and HIV-negative people in serodiscordant relationships take it), it's likely to become a lot more commonly discussed, known, taken or refused.

When I first heard of it, I had a bit of a knee-jerk negative response for two reasons, reasons I believe represent the reasoning of a lot of anti-PrEP voices, and reasons I think PrEP advocates should not belittle but should respect and attempt to assuage:

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May 16 2014
Need To Know: Mister Graaant Gustin + PrEP Squad + Military Meat + GRACE Hits A Bump In The Road + She Can Twerk It Out + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Extended The Flash trailer, starring Grant Gustin...who I spoke to!

*widget boy cultureCDC is pro-PrEP—is this “the HIV breakthrough we've been waiting for?”

*widget boy cultureCher & Bruce Jenner reportedly dating. So rich on so many levels.

*widget boy cultureMilitary dudes with socks on their cocks.

*widget boy cultureIs Barnes & Noble about to come to THE END?

*widget boy cultureGrace of Monaco is apparently even worse than it looks.

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres & her '70s prom date reunite.

*widget boy cultureRicky Martin gets pampered on Instagram:

Ricky-Martin-shirtlessI always suspected Ricky Martin adored facials!

*widget boy cultureIdaho equality is on hold...for now, full speed ahead in Arkansas.

*widget boy cultureIs Miley more popular than Jesus?

*widget boy cultureNASCAR fans' tribute to RuPaul quotes.

*widget boy cultureGoffney Twin, former gay porn actor & thief, is out of prison, not out of excuses.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange are “moving on as a family.”

*widget boy cultureWatch this attack cat make mincemeat of a wayward guard dog.

*widget boy culturePrince Harry's 1st-ever tweet.

*widget boy cultureDebbie Harry vs. Solange & Rush Limbaugh:

 
May 08 2014
Book Title Of The Year + WIN A COPY! Comments (0)

Sally-Field-Transsexual-Polly-Holliday-Leslie-Smith

The novel, which has a Truvada twist, is described in a press release:

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Mar 05 2014
Need To Know: All Mears, Kitsch-Kitsch-Kitsch, Tru Blue, Vlad The Invader, Drastic Plastic + MORE! Comments (0)

Chris-MearsTaking a dive

Boy-CultureChris Mears shucks most of his clothes for Winq.

Boy-CultureTaylor Kitsch is openly gay. It's on the Internet, so it must be true.

Boy-Culture"When I'm single, I don't bareback on purpose usually." Best Truvada read ever. 6a00d83451b8c369e201347ff749cd970c-150wi

Boy-CultureGood news on Truvada.

Boy-CultureHillary (correctly) compares Putin to Hilter.

Boy-CultureMANNEQUIN, TOO: This bitch is crazy. And I love her for it.

Boy-CultureBlake Skjellerup sweetly fanboys out on Jason Collins.

Boy-CultureNick chick blasts Disney tune to get through racy-pix scandal.

Boy-CultureLiza bounced back nicely from Ellen's misfired joke.

Boy-CultureBieber's such a dick, how will they know what to black out?

Boy-CultureIf watching Glee makes you want to kill someone, this is the movie for you.

Boy-CultureIf you noticed Kim Novak looked different, you're a bad person.

Boy-CultureBrett Favre looks really different now. (Is it okay to say that?)

Boy-CulturePope Francis thinks the Catholic Church has done lots against pedophilia.

Boy-CultureSORRY/NOT SORRY: Trohn Javolta understands that he murdered...that girl's...name.

Boy-CultureKirk Cousins thinks Michael Sam needs Jesus, thinks Mary Magdalene was a hooker.

 
Mar 01 2014
Need To Know: Mother Russia Reclaiming A Wayward Daughter?, Das Pitt, Brown & Out, Something Old + MORE!, Comments (0)

*widget boy culturePutin is invading Ukraine, but it's okay, at least the Olympians got to compete.

*widget boy cultureJoan Rivers takes a cake to "her" face. What pig did this???

*widget boy cultureBOURNE THIS WAY: Great beauty site for guys and girls.

*widget boy cultureMeet "the Brad Pitt of Germany."

*widget boy cultureVIOLENT RETREAT: Chris Brown ordered to rehab.

*widget boy cultureUgandan Pres. Museveni's daughter is not gay—story a hoax.

*widget boy cultureUganda hit with aid cuts over approach to gay rights.

*widget boy culture(((Gay))) group invited to march in Boston St. Pat's parade.

*widget boy culture"Stinky little town" to honor Madonna with...a sign.

*widget boy cultureSPEECHY KEEN: Jimmy Cagney honored by AFI in 1974.

*widget boy cultureUp close and personal with one of your favorite bloggersMadonna

*widget boy culturePeter Staley calls out gay-on-gay shaming.

*widget boy cultureTogether 53 years, these dudes will wed in TX!

*widget boy culture"ARE YOU A BOY OR A GIRL?": Waitress offers her tip.

*widget boy culture"LOOK OUT BLACK WOMAN, A WHITE HOMO MAY TAKE YOUR MAN." (Any advice on how to do this?)