Critics of PrEP, the daily pill that stops people getting HIV, say that gay men just need to change their behaviour, not take a preventative medicine. Here is why that alone is not the answer
When the Pill was introduced, there was an immediate backlash, as people felt it would encourage promiscuity. We managed to overcome that stigma, and over 50 years later we are on the cusp of something similarly revolutionary in regards to HIV.
PrEP, a daily pill that stops people getting HIV, could soon be provided on the NHS. For gay men, the demographic most at risk, there is the very real possibility that they too will be able to have sex without life-changing consequences.
Yet like the Pill, PrEP is not without its critics – we are seeing many of the same arguments, often made by heterosexuals with a low HIV risk, being…
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