Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs
In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.
But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.
Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?

Peter Staley: Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics Hitting New Highs

In what almost became a story in The New York Times, someone used the new and highly popular social media app called “Secret” to freak out its many gay users. He claimed that after using PrEP every day for over six months, he had just tested positive for HIV, and he included lots of specifics about his testing history and current doctor visits.

But a few days later, after a couple of Times follow-ups and scientific fact-checks by other users on the app, the guy deleted the entire thread.

Totally Trolled. Damage Done. Now, What’s the Point of this Fear-Mongering?

HIV Disclosure Advice From a New York Times Columnist
Timothy Rodriguez from Healdsburg, California, asks ‘Civil Behavior’s’ Steven Petrow: "I’m married to a wonderful man, 51, and have lived quite well with the virus for 15 years…. While I’ve never specifically hidden the fact of my serostatus, it’s always been a bit of work to tell others…. What’s your advice on how (or if) people who learn that they’re HIV positive should tell others? (I’m not asking about dating situations.)"

HIV Disclosure Advice From a New York Times Columnist

Timothy Rodriguez from Healdsburg, California, asks ‘Civil Behavior’s’ Steven Petrow:

"I’m married to a wonderful man, 51, and have lived quite well with the virus for 15 years…. While I’ve never specifically hidden the fact of my serostatus, it’s always been a bit of work to tell others…. What’s your advice on how (or if) people who learn that they’re HIV positive should tell others? (I’m not asking about dating situations.)"