The Guardian, Thursday 22 June 2017 15.00 AEST
When I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis – I had mixed feelings. It remains controversial even among readers of the gay magazine Attitude. “Why should my taxes pay for these sluts to have bareback sex?” is a typical comment. But I was worried that my reaction was the result of anti-gay conditioning, being brought up to think that I didn’t deserve the same rights as the rest of society, and I wanted to challenge this by taking the drug for three months to find out more.
- Read more of Sex without fear – my experiment with the HIV-prevention drug PrEP here
- View the PAN site here for PrEP access in Australia
- View the PrEPX-SA trial site here