IAS 2017 E-Poster: Perspectives on PrEP among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) prior to PrEP rollout in Singapore: a qualitative study
Chris Tipton, used an assignment for his master’s degree in cinema to create “The PrEP Project,” a four-part video series that speaks honestly to gay men about their sex lives and why more of them should be using PrEP. Could this, be the PrEP video we’ve been waiting for?
“Stealthing,” the secretive and non-consensual removal of a condom during otherwise consensual intercourse.
PrEP use has been rising in other countries, and some cities have also seen drops in new HIV diagnoses. San Francisco saw a 17 per cent fall in infection rates in 2015. “We are convinced that PrEP is responsible for the large decreases in new diagnoses,” Portman said in a tweet about the announcement.
PrEP is available at the National University Hospital (NUH) at its Be Prepared Clinic and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, while the DSC Clinic in Kelantan Lane plans to offer it from the first quarter of next year.
The world has committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. WHO and UNAIDS have recognized
that achieving this target will not be possible without reinvigorating HIV prevention strategies to
hasten the decline in adult infections.
Community Dialogue: Exploring the acceptability and planning for the roll-out of PrEP among men who have sex with men in Singapore.
So here’s the truth. You may not want HIV, but if you have it, it’s much better to know you are HIV-positive so you can seek treatment and get back to living a happy, healthy, tra-la-la life.
PrEP doesn’t legitimise dangerous or unsafe sex; it serves as a protection which those who are sexually active in the gay community would be foolish to refuse if offered to them.
It’s not those on PrEP who are the foolhardy risk takers – it’s the ones who deny their risk and disassociate themselves from these conversations who are taking the real chances. It just takes one time, that one slip up, to change your life forever.