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My daily Truvada regimen is called PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. That means I take it now, while I'm HIV-negative, and it prevents infection if I'm exposed to the virus.
It was September of 1986 when U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop announced that the country had to change course on sex education. By then, however, the change had already begun.
We are now seeing the emergence of profiles where guys self-identify as PrEP users on cruising sites and apps like Grindr and Squirt. Is this a signal that PrEP is now a part of gay men’s sex lives?
A closer look at the Aussie HIV response has been eye-opening and provides many useful learnings for Canada.